Toyota launches a new 6-8 tonne forklift range

Toyota Material Handling (TMHA) releases a new range of 6-8 tonne capacity forklifts with industry-leading safety features

Toyota launches a new 6-8 tonne forklift range
Toyota launches a new 6-8 tonne forklift range

August 5, 2011

Toyota Material Handling Australia
(TMHA) has launched a new range of 6-8 tonne capacity forklifts with industry-leading safety features.

The new Toyota 7-Series forklift range has the Toyota System of Active Stability (SAS) incorporating the active mast function controller and tilt levelling as standard equipment - a first for a forklift in this capacity range.

It offers a three-way closed loop catalytic muffler system, a double-action hand operated park brake, neutral start safety switch and a memory tilt steering column. In addition low, wide entry steps with dual operator assist grips, low noise emissions and a high visibility overhead guard are all part of the standard offering.

Comprising three models, the 7FGU60, 7FGU70 and 7FGU80 in 6000kg, 7000kg and 8000kg capacities, the new range replaces the current 5-Series models.

The 7-Series forklift models are built at Toyota manufacturing facilities in the US, further increasing TMHA's diversity of forklift sources.

The company's comprehensive range of material handling equipment includes Toyota forklifts from Japan, BT Lift Trucks from Sweden and Raymond forklifts from the US.

TMHA Toyota Product brand manager Jim Lobow says the new 7-Series forklift range 7FG/DU60, 7FG/DU70 and 7FGU80/7FDU80 offer two power plants.

"the range provides a reliable 4.3-litre 66kW overhead valve V6 engine designed for LPG and dual fuel systems, or Toyota's advanced 5.2-litre 63kW OHV inline six-cylinder diesel engine," Lobow says.

"Both are matched to an automatic transmission with two-stator torque converter and electric shifter that delivers exceptional handling and smooth acceleration."

"An optional EZ pedal allows operators to change direction while leaving both hands free for steering and working the hydraulic controls.

"Optimal comfort and ease of operation has been maximised through Toyota's highly responsive Centralised Hydraulic Power-assist System (CHPS), which controls tilt, lift, attachment, steering and braking functions with a simple and reliable single-pump design," he says.

"Full hydrostatic power steering provides precise control for greater manoeuvrability and reduced operator fatigue.".

In addition, SAS offers automatic fork levelling at the press of a button on the mast-control tilt lever.

The operator can therefore work more efficiently and confidently, with less chance of damage to loads and storage racks.

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