June 2021

Yale unveils high performance electric counterbalance truck with integrated lithium-ion battery

Yale Europe Materials Handling is pleased to unveilthe first of a new generation of high performance electric trucks designed for use indemandingapplications.

June 2021

Yale unveils high performance electric counterbalance truck with integrated lithium-ion battery

  • Yale Europe Materials Handling unveils the first of a new generation of high performance electric trucksdesigned to be usedin demanding applications.
  • Rapid opportunity charging of the fully integrated lithium-ion battery enables the truck to support up to an intensive three-shift operation.
  • The ERP70-90VNL is ideal for customers in the paper, wood, construction materialsand metal industries who require a reliable and robust high capacity truck.

Yale Europe Materials Handling is pleased to unveilthe first of a new generation of high performance electric trucks designed for use indemandingapplications.

“At Yale, we are committed to developing industry-leading materials handling equipment that providesexcellent productivity, ergonomics and low cost of ownership for our customers. The ERP70-90VNL is the first in a new range of high performing electric trucksfor high intensity applications,” said Ivor Wilkinson, Solutions Manager at Yale.

A truck you can depend on

The Yale® ERP70-90VNL electric counterbalance truck is powered by a high capacity integrated lithium-ion battery.

Rapid opportunity charging enables the truck to supportup toan intensive three-shift operation without a reduction in performance or productivity levels. The truck is able to charge during regular work breaks, eliminating the need for battery exchange. The charging infrastructure can be fittedclose to break rooms to maximise the efficiency of customers’ operations, and afull state of charge can be achieved from flat in just 80 minutes.

“Customers in multiple-shift applications can see payback on the initial purchase of lithium-ion trucks in undertwo years, making the truck a viable option for those seeking low cost of ownership,” said Ivor.

A Yale lithium-ion battery can provide four times the delivered energy of a lead acid battery before replacement.

Thehigh levels of throughputof the ERP70-90VNLin multiple shift applicationsmake itideal for customers in the paper, wood and metal industrieswho require a truck capable of handling large loads while performing reliably and consistently.

“We have an extensive range of front-endoptions that can be fitted to the ERP70-90VNL, enabling it to work with brick and block, engineered timber, construction materials and metals,” explained Ivor.

A comfortable operating experience

Yale Continuous Stability Enhancement enablestheERP70-80VNL counterbalance truck to travel over uneven surfaces, supporting the smoothtransition between indoorand outdooroperation.It alsoenjoys superior controllability,resulting in precise handling and a class-leading turn radius.

The design of the mast providesthe operatorwith excellent visibility through the mast, enhancing confidence during transport and lifting of loads.

“The lift and drive systems are fully independent from one another, so there is no drop in performance when a simultaneous lifting and moving operation is carried out,” said Ivor.

Operators of the ERP70-90VNL can enjoy excellent ergonomics including unobstructed floor space in the cabin, a highly adjustable steering column and an optimally positioned seat with integrated armrest.

“For customers looking for sustainable options fortheir fleet, the ERP70-90VNL offers a viable choicein terms of performance, convenience, cost of ownershipand zero emissions. These industries may never have considered battery-powered equipment, thinking it would be unable to deliver highlevels of productivity, but withrapid opportunity charging of the battery enables,the ERP70-90VNLcan perform up to three shifts a daywithout compromising its productivity.Thisis a truck customers can place their trust in –even in the most demanding of applications,” concluded Ivor.

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