Motorized Hand Truck offers optional power assist steering.

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Available in 6,000-8,000 lb capacities, Model MPE-F features heavy-duty ac traction motor, 4 operator selectable modes, 2 master level performance settings, and auto deceleration system. Optional pick assist feature with coast control is suitable for high-throughput case picking operations. Hand truck is also available in heavy corrosion/wash down package with galvanized frame.

Original Press Release:

Yale Materials Handling Introduces MPE-F at ProMat 2007

GREENVILLE, NC, January 8, 2007 - Yale Materials Handling Corporation, a leading lift truck manufacturer, introduces the MPE-F, the industries first and only motorized hand truck with optional power assisted steering.

The new MPE-F provides operators with top-of-the-line components, superior ergonomics and exceptional maneuverability for the warehouse. The optional power assist steer feature significantly reduces operator steer effort while increasing the maneuverability around the warehouse. By decreasing operator fatigue, the MPE-F allows for increased productivity while reducing the likelihood of operators developing repetitive stress disorder.

"The MPE-F will change how some of our customers go about their daily operation," said Don Chance, president of Yale Materials Handling Corporation. "This new motorized pallet truck offers improved ergonomics and reliability, and greatly improves customer productivity during loading and unloading."

Available in 6,000 to 8,000 pound capacities and with a choice of fork lengths, the MPE-F offers customers:
o Heavy-duty AC traction motor
o Four operator selectable modes and two master level performance settings
o Optional pick assist with coast control - ideal for high throughput case picking operations
o Auto Deceleration System
o Economically designed platform
o Optional Heavy Corrosion/Wash Down package including a galvanized frame

The MPE-F will be on display in Yale's booth #2031 at ProMat 2007.

About Yale Materials Handling Corporation
Yale Materials Handling Corporation markets a full line of material 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 offers comprehensive Fleet Management services, as well as Yale service, parts, financing and training. Yale trucks are manufactured in our ISO 9001:2000 registered facility and range in capacity from 2,000 to 36,000 pounds. For more information, or to find the Yale lift truck dealer nearest you, call 1-800-233-YALE or visit

Contact: Peter Setaro, 609-452-8500,

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