Global warehousing and forklifts solutions leader Yale is expanding its range of UX
series electric lift and tow trucks in Australasia for customers seeking international
standards of service, quality and safety for their individual material handling needs without
buying features they don’t need.
The new UX range is engineered to bring to a wider range of users Yale's value proposition –
“Simply Efficient” – which has at its core the understanding that, if a forklift usage is only
around four hours a day, companies don't need a more expensive forklift that has been
designed to handle all-day, everyday applications.
The expanded UX family delivering this no-nonsense, uncomplicated approach to materials
handling with efficiency and strong safety features now includes 3-wheel forklifts in 1600-
2000kg capacity, pallet lift trucks in 1500kg capacity and stand-up and sit-down tow trucks
in 3000-6000kg capacity respectively.
“All are engineered to expand the long-established strengths of the Yale brand into wider
markets seeking a quality, cost-efficient solution backed globally by service and customised
solutions to meet users’ needs for applications requiring less frequent usage,” says HysterYale Area Business Director, Pacific, Mr Mark Chaffey.
Yale is a leading provider of a full line of high-quality products, equipment and services,
including electric, gas, LP-gas and diesel powered lift trucks, narrow aisle, very narrow aisle
and motorised hand trucks.
Yale has positioned itself as a leading materials handling company that is ready to “move
the world forward” post-COVID, where the nature of business is changing. “We’re ready to
get back to work, and here to help businesses make the right adjustments to keep people
healthy and safe while getting industries and the world moving again. We have the solutions
to take on the challenges we’ll face in this ‘new reality,’” said Mr Chaffey.
“Yale is a large, global organisation, but our success has been built on sustaining personal
relationships and establishing trust with customers who know we won’t let them down. So
users of the new UX family get the best of both worlds – global strength and local service,”
says Mr Chaffey.
Features of the new lift trucks include:
- Three-wheel electric lift trucks incorporate a high-strength overhead guard for
safety combined with a wide and low step for easy and safe access to the truck. A
wide-view mast delivers excellent visibility of the load and enhances the operator’s
forward field of view, optimising safety, comfort and productivity. The small
adjustable steering wheel promotes light and precise operation, with precise
positioning and without wheel kickback. European-designed AC controllers coupled with AC traction and hydraulic motors allow for precise controllability. Compact
dual-drive motors – one for each front wheel – feature precision-cut gears for
reduced wear and lower noise levels. Mr Chaffey says that when space is at a
premium, the 3-wheel electric truck is ideal to manoeuvre and handle the stresses of
congested loading and unloading bays. From hydraulic controls and improved
visibility, to energy efficient performance with various platform and battery options,
these trucks can deliver quality performance with less operator fatigue, he says.
- Yale Seated MT60UX and Standing MT30UX electric tow tractors combine
ergonomic and safety features with reliable performance from energy-efficient
technology. Their low maintenance needs, easy access for routine servicing, as well
as simple, readily available components provide increased productivity and reduced
operational costs. Their safety and structural design also includes an ergonomic
operator compartment, incorporating spacious non-slip floor plate and anti-vibration
function on the MT30UX, which has an impressive pulling performance up to 5 deg
gradeability. The MT60UX’s drive axle design and low centre of gravity provide
excellent stability. The MT60UX also includes Operator Presence System (OPS) and
Emergency Stop buttons, which are also featured on other members of the UX series
- Yale MP15UX Electric Walkie Pallet Truck. The 24V sealed maintenance-free battery
powered MP15UX also combines economic operation with energy-efficient, low
maintenance technology delivering reliable performance and increased productivity
with reduced operating costs. With a small turning radius of 1.454mm and long
handle to reduce steering effort, the MP15UX increases productivity and safety by
having casters to increase stability, entry rollers for easy operation, as well as strong
performance on gradients, and when the tiller is upright, a reduction in turning
space. The machine’s floating balance wheel automatically adjusts height and
improves stability when unloading.
“The use of high quality and robust components, complemented by outstanding filtration
and cooling, help provide reliability and low cost of ownership in a user-oriented truck,” says
Mr Chaffey. This, combined with fast availability of cost-effective replacement parts, helps
to curtail maintenance requirements and costs,” he said.
“The Yale brand – with its “People, Products, Productivity,” tagline – prides itself on helping
customers solve materials handling challenges with solutions that individual organisations
need, when and how they need them. This requires the type of backing provided with the
UX Series throughout Asia-Pacific,” he said.
Strong distributor network
Yale already has a strong and long-established professional dealer and service network
extending across Asia-Pacific, strength that is in turn backed by Yale globally, which has
been building relationships and partnering with customers, suppliers, dealers, and
employees over many decades. www.yale.com
The new Yale UX range embodies all the quality features that have been at the heart of the
Yale brand for more than 130 years, including intelligent design, product testing, quality of
manufacturing, quality of suppliers and environmental emphasis.
The value proposition – “Yale – Simply Efficient” – offers a no-nonsense, uncomplicated
approach to materials handling.
“Then our established Asia-Pacific dealer network can bring their extensive expertise to
deliver cost-effective, quality solutions for individual customers,” says Mr Chaffey.
Visit www.yale.com for more information or to find a local Yale® dealer.