Since it would be impossible to keep dust out of the lift truck engines, Briggs worked with the Yale engineering team to specify the original fleet with three options. A more open chassis design, vented hooding and a lint screen positioned in front of the radiator that can be removed and washed were all part of an application specific solution designed to expel dust and prevent it from causing machine breakdowns.
Craig Williams said, “The original Yale and Briggs solution gave us the capability to monitor our fleet properly and identify where and why we were incurring additional costs. We’ve been working closely with our dedicated Briggs support team ever since to spot trends and take action to eliminate issues before they escalate, and the financial savings have been a real eye-opener.
“The new Yale trucks and ongoing support from Briggs will help us deliver on three fronts; as well as maintaining operational performance, our materials handling set up is geared to keeping costs down while also improving workplace safety.”