TOYOTA Material Handling Australia (TMHA) has launched a new range of four-wheel, counter-balance electric forklifts, with capacities from 1.5 to 3 tonnes at 500mm load centre.
The Toyota 8FBN series forklifts reportedly meet customer demands for energy efficiency, longer operating times between charges, improved safety and environmental performance, reduced operator fatigue, and increased durability and water resistance.
There are five new models in the range, with a choice of masts, hydraulic controls and attachments. A cold storage pack for operating at minus 45 degrees Celsius and a corrosion-protection pack are also available, along with a range of other, optional accessories.
Models in Toyota’s new 8FBN forklift series incorporate new AC power systems, more efficient motors and controllers, improved equipment layout, and an all-new pedal-stroke detection regenerative brake system, says the company.
Pedal-stroke regenerative braking reportedly allows the new Toyota 8FBN forklift models to improve the efficiency of energy recovery, thereby increasing operating times.
TMHA claims the bottom line from these improvements is an approximate 5% in operating times over the company’s 7FB series models.