Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc.introduces its 8-Series large diesel lift truck line, which includes 8,000 to 17,500 lb. internal combustion (I.C.) pneumatic tire models and a newly designed Toyota-built 3.0-liter, 4-cylinder, high performance engine. The engine delivers 74 horsepower and 221 ft-lb of torque. After two years of design for lift truck usage and rigorous testing, including 10,000 hours on the dynamometer, the new 1KD engine provides the same power as an inline six-cylinder engine, while offering improved fuel economy and meeting EPA’s Tier-4 final diesel regulations. These trucks offer quicker throttle response and precise control of the amount of fuel being injected and burned for greater fuel efficiency. The VNT, offering smaller gas flow, results in torque increasing almost 10% compared to the previous engine while increasing fuel efficiency. On average, these models are 30 percent more fuel efficient compared to previous Toyota diesel models.