Press Release

Yale Introduces Cushion Tire Lift Truck with Factory Integrated Lithium-ion Power

June22, 2021

Greenville, N.C. (June 22, 2021) – Yale Materials Handling Corporation announces the launch of its new ERC050-060VGL series, a 5,000 to 6,000-pound capacity cushion tire lift truck designed to bring warehouse operations the benefits of factory integrated lithium-ion power, including improved productivity, ergonomics and zero emissions.

While operations have traditionally utilized a battery box replacement to convert counterbalanced lift truck battery power from lead-acid to lithium-ion, the ERC-VGL series is completely designed around a fully integrated, space-saving lithium-ion battery pack. The truck combines the company’s ­operator-centric approach with the advantages of lithium-ion technology to maximize comfort, convenience and performance:

  • Ergonomics – A spacious compartment with a lowered floorplate allows for more headroom and increased freedom to position feet comfortably, while the optional Air-Ride Suspension Seat helps create a smooth ride for the operator.
  • No emissions – Zero emissions during operation and no off-gassing required during the charging process make it a strong choice for operations subject to FDA regulation and high hygiene standards like food, beverage and pharmaceuticals.
  • Efficiency – No battery maintenance and fast charging times provide meaningful performance advantages.

“E-commerce, food and beverage facilities and other high-intensity warehouse operations rely on efficient operators and equipment to make today’s demanding throughput targets achievable,” says Brad Long, Brand Manager, Yale Materials Handling Corporation. “From saving time spent on charging and battery maintenance, to equipping operators with the space to stay comfortable and productive all shift long, the ERC-VGL takes the productivity benefits of lithium-ion to a new level.”

Yale also offers a factory integrated lithium-ion option in the same 5,000 to 6,000-pound capacity range for its pneumatic model, the ERP-VLL, as well as a 15,500 to 19,000-pound capacity option, the ERP-VNL series.

About Yale Lift Truck Technologies

Yale Lift Truck Technologies leverages over a century of material handling experience and substantial investment in innovation to bring the most advanced technology-driven lift truck solutions to market. The company offers a full line of award-winning lift trucks, including reach trucks, order pickers, turret trucks, pallet jacks and trucks, pallet stackers, tow tractors and counterbalanced forklifts, as well as powerful operator assist solutions, proven robotics and a wide range of power sources to help customers adapt to today’s demanding supply chain. Yale and its independent dealer network support these solutions with comprehensive after-sales service, parts, financing and training.

Hyster-Yale Group, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. (NYSE:HY). Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. and its subsidiaries, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio and operates globally.

Company Contact:
Jennifer Timblin
Yale Lift Truck Technologies

Media Contact:
Dan Gauss