Yale Europe Materials Handling has announced it is extending and enhancing its range of reach trucks with the launch of three additional tilting mast models.
Following the launch of the MR14-25 Series of machines, the company is now introducing the MR10E, the MR12E and the MR14E. Designed for light-duty and low-height applications, the new machines all include a tilting mast feature.
“We are very pleased to be able to expand our respected reach truck range with the introduction of three new tilting mast models,” said Monica Radavelli, warehouse product manager at Yale.
“Taking forward the key elements of productivity, ergonomics, low cost of ownership, reliability and serviceability that already define our reach trucks, we are able to offer our customers a further solution to their materials handling needs.”
Similar but different
While sharing many features with the existing MR Series, it is the front of the tilting mast truck that gives the new models their most visible difference. The three-stage full-free lift mast uses C+J+J channel profiles with different dimensions and stiffness to give the best stiffness-to-weight ratio, and as a result provides a rigid mast.
The tilting mast helps maneuvering in tight confines and creates more room during operation with oncoming traffic. User visibility is also optimized with the tilting mast making it easier for the operator to see the load, reducing the risk of damage when placing or removing items from racking.
Operator visibility and protection are also taken into further consideration with the overhead guards. The MR14E truck features a slightly curved upright while the MR10E and MR12E models have straight pillars; both options provide robustness. The bars on top of the overhead guard are angled such that the visibility at greater stacking heights is not obstructed.
Radavelli added, “For customers where aisle width and height are limited, the tilting mast reach truck is a new, cost-effective solution built upon proven Yale philosophies and technologies.
“We set out to expand upon our reach truck range by designing a truck that would fit specific application requirements, with high performance and low operating costs.
“With the new tilting mast reach truck range we feel we have fully accomplished that and we’ve been delighted to be able to share it with our dealers and customers.”