Yale Materials Handling Corporation has announced a new addition to its high-capacity range of forklifts, specifically designed to maximise manoeuvrability in dense storage configurations.
Available in 15,500 lb. (7,000 kg) and 17,000 lb. (7,700 kg) capacities, the Yale GP155-170SVX ICE pneumatic tyre forklift offers a shorter counterweight, turn assist system, optimised forward visibility and a rearview display to optimise control in confined, congested spaces.
A shortened counterweight design enables a more compact truck, reducing overall length by up to 12.8 in. (32.5 cm), to help improve manoeuvrability through tight spaces while maintaining residual capacity.
At maximum steering angles, turn assist applies the brake to the inside drive tyre for a tighter turning radius regardless of load weight or road surface conditions.
"From seasonal stockpiling to soaring inventories, space is at a premium - especially as rising commercial real estate costs make expansion and new construction prohibitively expensive," says John Santiago, director, counterbalance product planning and solutions, Yale Materials Handling Corporation. "Instead, operations can adopt a more cost-effective solution to get the storage capacity they need - optimising existing space with an efficient, dense layout - and this truck equips operators for success in those environments, with the best manoeuvrability among class leaders."