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Toyota expands heavy duty forktruck lineup

New machines have capacity to lift from 15,000 to 80,000 pounds


April 9, 2018
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The new HD trucks are designed to carry loads of up to 80,000 pounds.

COLUMBUS, Ind. – Toyota Forklifts has made new additions to its heavy duty product line. They have launched adjustable wheelbase forklifts with the capacity to lift from 15,000 to 80,000 pounds.

Named for the horizontally adjustable wheelbase, the newest cushion tire forklift to hit manufacturing floors this year is unlike any other Toyota forklift. Small enough to navigate tight spaces and strong enough to lift up to 80,000 pounds when fully extended, and with its stacked plate counterweight and low profile design, it can go into locations conventional forklifts cannot access.

Along with the horizontally adjustable wheelbase, the new Heavy-Duty model features rigger boom attachments for additional load support, a two-speed hydrostatic transmission and a seven-inch colour LCD multi-function touch screen to increase productivity, efficiency and convenience.

The new Heavy-Duty adjustable wheelbase models include:

  • Wheelbase extendable from 36 inches to 48 inches depending on model
  • Quick change fork system
  • Multiple display features
  • Onboard estimated capacity calculator
  • Engine fault code diagnostics and troubleshooting guides
  • Operators and service manuals loaded in the display
  • Dual fuel engines
  • Electronically activated hydraulic controls

The newest models also feature an optional wireless remote control for operating the forklift outside of the normal seating position, which includes travel, steering and lifting functions. The optional wireless remote control allows the operator to guide the forklift precisely under the load for those high value moves, and can reduce the amount of spotters needed for a job.

This expansion is the fourth since launching the Heavy-Duty product line in 2015.