Yale Materials Handling Corporation has improved its Veracitor VX truck series with a choice of engine options designed for low fuel consumption, minimal noise and reduced maintenance and operating costs.

The new series of lift trucks also offers a maintenance-free, built-in, patented-design stability system.The Yale Veracitor VX trucks' lifting capacity ranges from 3,000 to 19,000 pounds and offers both cushion and pneumatic tire classes.

According to Yale, the powertrain features a computer-controlled engine and transmission, robust clutch packs and stronger gears and shafts. Multiple powertrain configuration options are also available. All transmissions feature smooth electronic inching to save maintenance costs by eliminating periodic adjustments.

Techtronix transmissions include the Controlled Power reversal feature, which minimizes tire spin during directional changes. The Auto Deceleration System, which comes standard with Techtronix transmissions, extends brake life by automatically slowing the truck when the accelerator pedal is released. This helps to minimize brake usage requirements and reduce overall brake maintenance costs.

The lift truck is also built with the Yale Continuous Stability Enhancement, meant to reduce truck lean in turns and improve lateral stability. The stability system is built into the fundamental design of the truck and provides enhanced reliability, the company says. The noncomplex system uses no controllers, sensors or extra wiring that is present in complex electronic systems that produce faults.

More info: www.yale.com