Product News: Material Handling & Storage

Walkie Pallet Truck enables simultaneous lift and travel.

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March 31, 2014 - To cut cycle times, Model MPB045-VG is available with Smart Lift™, which allows operator to begin transporting pallet before unit is at full lift. Heavy-duty truck can also be equipped with Smart Slow Down™ technology, which automatically reduces truck's speed during cornering. Optimally positioned through mid-mounted, shortened design, control handle balances constraints of steer effort, visibility, and maneuverability. Push buttons can be accessed without releasing grip.

Yale Materials Handling Corp.

1400 Sullivan Drive, Greenville, NC, 27834, USA

Original Press Release

Yale Pioneers Productivity, Efficiency with New Walkie Pallet Truck

Press release date: March 17, 2014

ATLANTA  – Yale Materials Handling Corporation introduced the MPB045-VG heavy-duty walkie pallet truck today at MODEX 2014. The new walkie is designed to increase efficiency and productivity through exceptional operator comfort and innovative performance-enhancing features.

“This heavy-duty walkie pallet truck is available with Yale’s patented Smart Lift™, which can reduce cycle times by up to 25 percent,” said David McNeill, warehouse product manager for Yale. “This industry-exclusive feature increases efficiency by allowing the operator to begin transporting the pallet before the unit is at full lift. Smart Lift automatically permits the pallet to rise to maximum fork height without the operator having to continually hold the lift button, creating simultaneous lift and travel.”

To achieve best-in-class stability and maneuverability, the truck can also be equipped with Yale’s industry exclusive Smart Slow Down™ technology. When the operator turns the truck during cornering, this feature automatically reduces the truck’s speed, enabling the operator to maneuver through the warehouse with increased confidence.

Designed to balance the constraints of steer effort, visibility and maneuverability, the new heavy-duty walkie pallet truck’s control handle is optimally positioned through a mid-mounted, shortened design. The control handle provides optimized ergonomics with the largest operating range, allowing the operator to move the handle to various working positions while also providing a solid grip for additional control. Lift, lower and horn push buttons are located at the operator’s fingertips for easy access without having to release the grip.

By combining a heavy-duty steel drive frame with a durable drive unit cover, the new walkie offers one of the most dependable drive unit frames in the industry. The drive unit cover is made of a durable, yet flexible thermoplastic elastomer that is resistant to chipping and rust, giving significant protection to the drive unit components.

When it comes time for service, the new walkie is designed with an easy to remove cover requiring no tools, allowing technicians’ convenient access to main components. In addition, lubrication fittings are easily accessible for routine servicing. As part of Yale’s commitment to its customers’ peace-of-mind and confidence, Yale offers the industry’s best warranty for the heavy-duty walkie pallet truck which includes a lifetime frame warranty, along with a one-year, unlimited hour basic warranty and three-year, 6,000-hour powertrain warranty.

About Yale Materials Handling Corporation
Yale Materials Handling Corporation markets a full line of materials handling lift truck products and services, including electric, gas, LP-gas and diesel powered lift trucks; narrow aisle, very narrow aisle and motorized hand trucks. Yale has a comprehensive service offering including Yale Vision wireless asset management, fleet management, Yale service, parts, financing and training. Yale® trucks are manufactured in an ISO 9001:2008 registered facility and range in capacity from 2,000 to 36,000 lbs. For more information, or to find the Yale® lift truck dealer nearest you, call 1-800-233-YALE or visit www.yale.com.

Yale Materials Handling Corporation is part of NACCO Materials Handling Group, Inc. (NMHG), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. (NYSE:HY).  Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. and its subsidiaries, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, employ approximately 5,100 people worldwide.

Yale is a Registered Trademark and   is a Registered Copyright of Yale Materials Handling Corporation.  People. Products. Productivity. is a Trademark in the United States and certain other jurisdictions.

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