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Simply efficient Yale® UX materials handling family delivers cost-saving global quality with strong local service in Australasia

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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 ERP15-35UX-ThreeWheelElectricLiftTruck 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. Yale MT30UXFrom 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 Yale MT30XUXreduced 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 family. 
  • 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 YaleMP15UXincreased 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.