Yale, one of the world’s leading lift truck and warehousing equipment supplier, has just expanded their product portfolio. Recently, they introduced to the market a new range of electric counterbalanced forklift trucks, which they branded as the FB15-35RZ Series.
This latest lineup is said to consist of seven models with capacities ranging from 1500kg to 3500k. They also come with a host of fork spreads, turning radiuses, and lift heights, and are available in three wheelbase options. Though what really make these new industrial vehicles stand out is their cornering speed control system called the ‘Curve Assist.’ According to Yale, this feature automatically reduces the speed of the forklift truck depending on its load and the steer angle that it detects. Therefore, delivering better efficiency.
An aiding handling also comes as a standard steering function in the FB Series. This guarantees that the steering wheel always returns to its original forward driving position after a turn.
“The new FB Series provides a range of electric trucks that mirrors the conventional MX engine-powered models, while delivering the many benefits of electric operation,” said Ian Neilson, the general manager of Yale Pacific. “A number of key components are shared between both model ranges, including a common drive axle and mast assembly, ensuring the new models will be durable and perform to customers’ expectations and meet Yale’s own high standards.”
“This shared technology is complemented with some innovative features such as ‘Curve Assist’, regenerative braking and self-centre steering, the combination of which makes for a very well-rounded new product offering,” Neilson added.
Alongside these innovative capabilities, all seven models under the FB15-35RZ Series as well integrate a drop battery box layout, which provides easy access to them and their controllers and motors. Safety features are present in the trucks, too. These include a travel and hydraulic Interlock system, and a Blue Pedestrian Awareness Light (PAL) that alerts other operators that a forklift is working in the area.