Toyota Material Handling has launched an updated version of the Toyota 3-Wheel Electric Forklift. The update adds new features and technology with more than 30 advances, including improved ergonomics, operator assist features and onboard programming and diagnostics.
“The current Toyota 3-Wheel forklift is already a fantastic truck, and with new features and options, we believe it can solve our customers’ evolving problems and continue to be the forklift of choice for a wide variety of warehousing applications,” says Tony Miller, senior vice president of operations, engineering and strategic planning. “The enhancements to the 3-Wheel forklift will enable operators to be even more productive over the life of the vehicle with a lower cost of ownership.”
The updated model features a 4.3 in. (11 cm) high-resolution display, a premium full-suspension seat and an EZ Fingertip Control option.
The onboard programming and diagnostics allow application-specific fine-tuning and faster service for reliable, productivity-enhancing performance. Other reliability and operating improvements include wet disc brakes that seal out debris and keep brakes cool. The auto parking brake automatically applies anytime the truck is turned off or the operator leaves the seat. It enhances operator control by being turned off with the quick push of a button.
Automatic Mast Control (AMC) responds automatically to enhance the stability of loads, and the mast cushioning feature reduces wear and tear on the mast.
Energy-efficient improvements offer 40% longer run time on a single charge. A slope-sensing auto power mode automatically switches power mode to maintain speed while travelling up a slope. An optional Toyota lithium ion battery minimises maintenance costs and downtime for improved productivity.