Toyota Material Handling has launched a line of electric pneumatic forklifts with 48V and 80V models. This line is built to withstand outdoor terrain and work in various weather conditions, making them suitable for retail applications such as lumberyards, home centers, landscaping, and store support applications.
These new models feature six different lift capacities ranging from 3,000 to 7,000 pounds. Toyota’s System of Active Stability (SAS) springs into action when operators encounter unanticipated loads and speed conditions. Additionally, Toyota’s Operator Presence Sensing System (OPSS) along with the optional Seatbelt Interlock encourages operators to maintain a properly seated position with the seatbelt buckled or travel and load handling operations will be limited.
The new forklifts are built with standard AC drive and lift motors, along with significantly lower noise and vibration levels. The regenerative braking system adjusts the speed of the truck when the operator’s foot is removed from the accelerator and conserves energy when speeds begin to slow by returning energy to the battery, increasing operational time, and improving the overall efficiency of the forklift. An optional Slope Assist feature maintains the speed of the forklift on a slope by switching the power mode of the truck.
The load-sensing power steering capabilities provide smooth handling operation for operators, while also keeping more power in the battery.