Energy efficient forklift from Toyota


Toyota Material Handling Australia releases the Raymond 7000 Series Reach forklifts offering the latest in power-saving technology

Energy efficient forklift from Toyota
Energy efficient forklift from Toyota

February 7, 2012

Toyota Material Handling Australia (TMHA) releases the Raymond 7000 Series Reach forklifts offering the latest in power-saving technology.

Raymond's stand-up 7500 and sit/stand 7700 forklifts, which supersede the 7400 and 7600 models, introduce a host of new features, headlined by innovative ‘eco-performance’ benefits.

"Eco-performance means performance without compromise," claims TMHA Brand Manager Dean Watson.

"The new Raymond 7000 Series Reach forklifts provide the latest in economic and ecologic technologies, such as regenerative braking which saves energy and reduces component wear.

"All high capacity 7000 Series models offer regenerative lowering technology (optional on other models) that actually creates power, as up to 10 percent of the amps are returned back to the battery when the truck is lowering its load.

"This means
fewer battery changes and reduced downtime," Watson says.

Unlike DC-powered trucks, Watson adds Raymond's AC motors deliver the same level of performance until the battery wears down with considerably less maintenance requirements."

Other highlights of the new 7000 Series include low maintenance electric steering and braking, Raymond's exclusive steered idler wheel and a single axis control handle with a natural 'shake hands' configuration.

It also features an open view mast, which offers superior visibility during operation.

The 7000 Series' base legs, now fabricated from composite ductile iron, are mounted to the chassis via eight bolts and two integral studs.

This allows them to absorb stress far better than base legs with welded joints.



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