Mat Allen, Solutions Manager, Counterbalance Products at Yale:

“Yale’s E-steering system offers real financial savings. It means operators can use our trucks for a longer period before the battery needs to be changed.”

Yale Europe Materials Handling uses E-steering as standard for its ERP 15-20VT series three-wheel electric counterbalance forklift trucks, improving energy performance by 10% This allows operators to run a longer shift before having to change the battery and also improves driver comfort and reduces noise levels.

The introduction of E-steering has resulted in a quieter truck as the hydraulic pump does not run continually. Maintenance has also been improved as the number of hydraulic lines in the steer column has been minimised, reducing the probability of leaks.