Adding a golden touch to a trusted truck: Yale unveils the VX Gold Edition
2 October 2018
Having reliable products you can put your trust in makes a huge difference. Yale Europe Materials Handling understands that providing a solution that consistently delivers reaps rewards for everyone. Nowhere else is this point more valid than with the dependable Yale® Veracitor VX Series. To celebrate the fine heritage of this truck Yalepresented the new Veracitor VX Gold Edition to customers, dealers, and journalists at its exclusive ‘This is Yale’ event held in Germany on 19 and 20 September.
Based on the trusted Veracitor VX, the Gold Edition forklift includes a feature bundle designed to enhance productivity while reducing overall maintenance costs, along with an extended warranty for total peace of mind.
Karen Calver, Product Manager at Yale said: “The Veracitor VX is one of our most popular trucks. We’ve noticed that our customers keep coming back for more, often replacing like-for-like – which is an impressive accolade, and we are proud of the trust they continue to place in us. To celebrate the fine heritage of the truck, we have introduced the VX Gold Edition with new features and technology as standard. The Gold Edition is designed to be robust and require less maintenance, making it ideal for use in heavy duty applications.”
The Veracitor VX Gold Edition aims to provide customers with the familiarity of the current established models, with the feature bundle only increasing the trust they can place in the truck.
LED lights replace halogen bulbs, meaning no more bulb replacements. As a result of this, downtime is lowered and maintenance costs are reduced.
Ergonomics are further enhanced with the addition of an air suspension seat. Equipped with an easy to operate weight adjustment switch, the operator can add or remove air from the seat for optimal comfort. Available in either cloth or vinyl, with an adjustable backrest, this supportive seat offers superb ride comfort and low vibration levels. The option of a standard full suspension seat is available for those customers who prefer spring suspension.
Operator traceability is improved with the addition of built-in operator password functionality. Site supervisors can choose to restrict access to their Gold Edition truck by setting passwords for each driver.
Paper rolls and other delicate and high value loads can be handled with ease using the Return to Set Tilt (RST) feature on Gold Edition trucks specified with e-Hydraulics. The forks can be held at any preset angle within the tilt range, making unloading and offloading easier and allowing the operator to ensure loads are set down level, helping to reduce accidental damage.
VX Veracitor Gold Edition trucks with Techtronix transmission come with the added benefit of a Powertrain Protection system and adjustable Speed Limiter. By identifying critical conditions, such as low engine oil pressure and overheating, and issuing a warning to the driver to find a suitable place to stop, the Powertrain Protection system helps protect the truck from damage by shutting down the engine. For applications with speed restrictions in place, the Speed Limiter allows site supervisors to set a maximum travel speed for both forward and reverse travel without having an impact on engine power and truck productivity.
“The Veracitor VX truck is a proven and valuable entity in materials handling,” says Karen. “As a testament to this we have added additional features to enhance its value for our customers, while keeping the design and ethos of the truck familiar.”
As a special edition truck the VX Gold has the advantage of benefitting from the proven features of the respected and highly-trusted Veracitor VX Series.
The innovative cooling system of the Veracitor VX operates at lower temperatures, delivering longer running times and increasing component life while minimising the risk of overheating in heavy-duty applications.
Continuous Stability Enhancement (CSE) provides excellent lateral stability, enabling operators to manoeuvre the truck confidently over uneven surfaces, while the isolated powertrain and low vibration seat allow the operator to work comfortably for longer. Rear driving comfort is provided by a drive handle with a horn for drawing attention, optimally placed on the rear overhead guard leg.
Operator comfort and productivity is central to the Yale design philosophy and operators of the Veracitor VX Series are afforded exceptional visibility by the Hi-Vis™ mast, ease of access with a low step height and benefit from a fully adjustable contoured armrest and interactive dash display once seated.
Greater control and comfort is offered with a choice of additional options including an AccuTouch™ mini lever hydraulic control module for seat-side control, an ergonomically designed joystick to control all of the truck’s functions and Autospeed Hydraulics – allowing full operation of Hydraulics without use of the accelerator pedal.
“Many of our customers rely on the excellent characteristics of the Veracitor VX: it has a proven track record of success and reliability in delivering on the Yale productivity ethos. The Gold Edition is our way of recognising and celebrating its achievements and This is Yale was the perfect opportunity to showcase it. We’re excited for the future and evolution of the Veracitor VX, which will continue to have a key role in the Yale offering”, concludes Karen.
Source: Yale Europe Materials Handling