It didn't take long for the new Yale End Rider to make an impact. It was just named the winner of the 2018 Product of the Year award in the Lift Trucks and Accessories category by Material Handling Product News. This win marks the third time in two years that Yale has won the award from MHPN.
The award honors the achievements of companies for advances in materials handling systems and equipment within manufacturing, distribution centers and warehouses. Companies were invited to submit the products they felt were worthy of product of the year honors, and MHPN readers decided the winners in 12 categories.
About the Yale MPE060-80VH End Rider
Operator productivity can decline by as much as 30 percent near the end of a shift, and order picking accounts for 50-65 percent of the typical warehouse’s operating costs. The new end rider pallet truck series from Yale is designed with ergonomic, productivity-enhancing features to help optimize order picking and other warehouse tasks.
Precision pick enables operators to advance truck to the next pick location with the touch of a button, allowing operators to pick orders more efficiently. Exclusive operator platform ultra cushion offers industry leading thickness for all-day comfort, transmitting 30 percent less shock and vibration to operators.
A triangle pattern improves traction, with channels and drain holes to direct water off the truck. Optional LED lighting illuminates the platform and forks in dim storage aisles and dark trailers. With 98% of organizations reporting that a single hour of downtime costs them over $100,000, the end rider maximizes uptime with extended service intervals of up to 1,000 hours and a maintenance-friendly design that makes routine service tasks a breeze. It adds up to the truck serviced faster and as much as 50 percent less often. Less time in service, more time moving product at lower cost.