New forklift series enhances operator safety and ergonomics
Forklift and warehousing specialist Yale has expanded its UX Series with its GPD5070UX6 range of 5-7 tonne forklifts, designed for enhanced safety, comfort and ergonomics. The new forklifts complement the 4-5 tonne range and share its quality engineering, making them a suitable solution for meeting less frequent usage needs without compromising on performance or dealer service backup. The 5-7 tonne range features interchangeable parts, minimised wear and robust components, which combine to deliver simple serviceability and a low total cost of ownership.
Mark Chaffey, Yale Area Business Director (Pacific), said the new forklifts are designed for a range of applications, including retail, truck and transport fleets, logistics and other loading and unloading tasks. The forklifts also have the backing of Yale’s global network of authorised dealers, each offering expert local service and rapid response times to minimise downtime. “While these forklifts have been designed to feature only the essential components, we appreciate that some less frequent applications may require customised or additional features, so the UX Series comes with a range of optional extras that can be seamlessly integrated into the forklift,” Chaffey said.
Customisations and optional extras include various fork lengths and mast heights, backup alarms, front window with wiper, polycarbonate top screen, rear LED work light and more. The new UX Series has been designed with a 3.5 inch LCD display, providing convenient viewing of the display data when driving and operating. A spacious footwell provides comfort and convenience, with control pedals designed for extra foot space, to reduce operator fatigue. A hand parking brake, which requires low effort to operate the level, and includes a button, has also been included to reduce operator fatigue. The new UX Series also includes transmission and drive angle, including a heavy duty and robust Powershift transmission with two forward gears and one reverse, plus a durable drive axle.
The new forklift range features good through-mast visibility, for enhanced visibility of the load, and operator’s forward view, to optimise safety and productivity. A small 300 mm diameter steering wheel with an adjustable steer column makes the truck easy to operate when working in narrow spaces. The steering wheel also allows eight degrees of adjustment, to suit different operators. A large access area makes service and repairs to the engine compartment easy. A high-strength profiled steel overhead guard enhances reliability and operator protection.
“All of these features come as standard in all Yale UX Series 5-7t forklifts, and spare parts management has been simplified, with high levels of interchangeability of parts between forklifts across the entire UX Series. Yale authorised dealers are backed by the global Hyster-Yale group with a full product line of lift trucks in operation across hundreds of industries worldwide. Local dealers will carry strong supplies of spare parts and will be ready to provide expert service to local industries,” Chaffey said.
The Yale dealer and service network extends across Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Singapore, Philippines, Korea and Taiwan. What differentiates the Yale UX Series service offering from other offerings on the market is that the trucks are backed by a network of experienced, independent distributors, professional dealers and service providers who offer a range of support services to their customers. This support includes rapid response to maintenance requirements, comprehensive parts availability, and comprehensive application surveys. Offering a solution which reliably meets productivity targets, while keeping operating costs low, the Yale UX range has been designed to be easy to operate and to maintain, delivering a “Simply Efficient” solution to individual user needs.
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