Karen Calver, Yale Product Manager for Electric Counterbalance Trucks

“With their energy efficiency and best-in-class manoeuvrability, these trucks have always helped customers to increase throughput and reduce the cost per pallet moved. Now their economy is even better and, in the case of the 3-wheel truck, officially unbeatable.”

Yale Europe Materials Handling has introduced E-steering as standard to its ERP 15-20VT series three-wheel electric counterbalance forklift trucks, improving energy performance by 10 per cent.

The announcement is backed by published energy consumption figures based on the standard VDI 2198 60-cycle test. Yale expects energy consumption to become an increasingly important consideration in materials handling as even small savings add up to substantial cost reductions and productivity improvements over the course of a week, a month or a year.

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