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Old 04-11-2014, 08:15 PM
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I'll vote for Hyster. First industrial truck I ever operated back in the '70's. They had a rocker pedal for forward/reverse, and were one of the fastest small trucks, even by today's standards. Yale were good, built like tanks and about as manoeuvrable.
Monotrol Bri - Great control - Hyster's own. Really saves a lot of faffing about with gear sticks. had a couple with Monotrol and loved 'em.
Only issue was there was no neutral, other than the 'declutch'/drive disconnect pedal - had to have the handbrake on to start it, or get off it with it running.
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Old 05-11-2014, 08:05 PM
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I've seen a few imitations of monotrol on other makes, none of them worked as well as Hyster's. Like you say, downside was no neutral. Farm I worked on many moons ago, we stored pallets in an annex to an old brick barn. You could just fit the truck under the door with the forks almost on the floor. When I revved up to lift the forks, it shot backwards. When the dust settled the truck was half buried in bricks and the timber lintel lay balanced across the roll frame.
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I've seen a few imitations of monotrol on other makes, none of them worked as well as Hyster's. Like you say, downside was no neutral. Farm I worked on many moons ago, we stored pallets in an annex to an old brick barn. You could just fit the truck under the door with the forks almost on the floor. When I revved up to lift the forks, it shot backwards. When the dust settled the truck was half buried in bricks and the timber lintel lay balanced across the roll frame.
LOL That was the other issue with a worn monotrol pedal - lucky dip as to which direction you went, which could come as a surprise sometimes. Handbrake, or de-clutch, brake pedal, before hitting the gas!!

A great system though
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the large factory we are at are bringing in all yale trucks at the moment switching from a owning to leased and support from briggs.

other factory ran mainly 3 ton cat diesels

with got a line 3 ton lpg is a great truck

I've been using a bt 1.4 ton electric for 2 weeks moving 996kg 12.1m long steels is been a cracking little truck, good job i weigh 21st
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