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High visibility and reliable ergonomics

15 February 2021

Yale Europe Materials Handling expands its UX Series of products for less demanding applications with a three-wheel electric counterbalance truck.

YALE EUROPE Materials Handling has expanded its ground-breaking range of products for less demanding applications with the ERP16-20UXT. The truck offers high visibility, reliable ergonomics, and serviceability. For small to medium sized companies, or larger companies who require simple load movements, the ERP16-20UXT is suitable due to its low cost of ownership.

The Yale UX Series was first launched in 2020 after Yale identified a demand for products that are used intermittently, but are still capable of high levels of efficiency and productivity. 

Yale solutions manager EMEA Matt Hardy said: “The ERP16-20UXT electric counterbalance truck offers an affordable solution to customers, with the added benefit of maintenance and support from the experienced Yale dealer network and backed by the trusted Yale name. For this reason, it could be a natural fit for garden centres, light or small manufacturing companies, and third party logistics operators. Small printing companies and farms may also find the ERP16-20UXT meets their requirements.”

To ensure that the ERP16-20UXT provides high levels of productivity even in the shortest period of use, the truck has been designed to offer operators great visibility, comfortable ergonomics, and highly responsive steering.

The ERP16-20UXT benefits from a wide mast window, giving the operator a clear view while handling and transporting loads. Due to the shape of the truck, operators can also enjoy good rear vision in the cabin of the ERP16-20UXT.

Inside the ergonomic compartment, all controls are in easy reach to reduce fatigue and increase comfort for the operator. The dashboard mounted IP65 display offers basic information at a glance, such as the battery discharge indicator, travel speed, and fault codes to enable a quick repair.

Often businesses with infrequent materials handling needs also have compact working environments. The three wheel design of the ERP16-20UXT minimises the truck’s turning radius, while highly responsive steering enables the operator to move with ease.

In applications where materials handling equipment are not in constant use, it is vital that those in the near vicinity of a truck in operation are alerted to its presence. 

The ERP16-20UXT comes with an amber strobe light as standard to give pedestrians an additional visible alert to a moving truck. The rear grab handle has an integrated horn button, which allows the operator to easily issue an additional audio warning while reversing.

Matt Hardy said: “Our UX series was developed after gathering customer insight. We realised the opportunity to offer a range of solutions at an affordable price to customers who need responsive materials handling equipment for less demanding operations.”

For more information, visit www.yale.com