Seeing is believing; Yale MR reach truck series update

Increased visibility and operator comfort updates have been made to the Yale MR series of reach trucks. The company’s senior product strategy manager for warehouse equipment, Robert O’Donoghue, explains the changes to the MR14-25 reach trucks and the benefits they present to the operator.

“As part of Yale’s ongoing commitment to improve and evolve established products, our reach truck has undergone a series of enhancements and modifications making it even easier to operate.

“Our research has found that visibility is one of the major factors that influence an operator’s attitude towards warehouse equipment. It is cited time and again in our discussions with end users so it was imperative that we looked at this issue when updating our current series.”

The reach truck’s overhead guard has been completely redesigned without any compromise to its strength or security. The guard maintains driver protection whilst offering significantly improved upward visibility.

Robert continues: “To enhance operator comfort we have made changes to the truck that allow a new full suspension ergonomic seat to be installed. Designed to drastically reduce whole body vibration, the seat has a very low profile mechanical suspension, a shock absorber and an integral lumbar support. A weight adjustment range dial allows the seat to be adjusted quickly for multiple users ranging from 45kg to 170kg and there is also an adjustable backrest angle with a setting range from -5 to 30 degrees.

“The new seat is available in cloth or vinyl with a heated seat option for equipment used inside cold stores. As well as offering benefits to the end user, the improved ergonomics of the reach truck have wider implications as we believe that improved comfort allows the operator to maintain optimum productivity for longer as fatigue is reduced.”

Productivity is further enhanced by an eight per cent increase in travel speeds, particularly beneficial when trucks need to operate over longer distances.

Additional updates include reduced steer noise levels , antistatic traction and wet grip drive wheel, new 800mm and 1590mm forks and additional mast height options.

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