Toyota Material Handling (TMH) has announced upgrades to its line of internal combustion (IC) forklifts.
Beginning in January 2020, upgraded technology along with new standard features - several of which were previously available only as options - will be included in Toyota's bestselling line of Core, Mid and Large IC forklifts.
"The IC line refresh is a commitment to improving the overall Toyota customer experience," says Tony Miller, TMH senior vice president of engineering and operations. "We are constantly looking for ways to further enhance our product line to ensure our customers always have the best forklifts on the market. This refresh will give our customers access to more data while increasing uptime and improving overall efficiency."
Technology features are a central component in the Toyota IC line upgrade, including a new standard multi-function display with increased functionality, data recording and data storage. Where previous IC models provided basic truck information, the upgraded Toyota IC line comes standard with a technology-rich multi-function display, which features advanced diagnostics and password protection available for operator, administrator, and service functions.
The multi-function display offers advanced onboard technology, including QR code diagnostics and operations data logs. With a simple camera scan of a QR code, the diagnostics provide a quick and easy solution for identifying truck service and maintenance needs by sending instant diagnostic information and operational data to the user's mobile device.
The Toyota Core, Mid and Large IC Forklift update also includes additional features designed to increase efficiency and reduce maintenance and downtime, including a coil-on-plug ignition system, a newly designed counterweight, fuel efficiency enhancements, standard LED headlights and improved LED combination light options.