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TOYOTA LAUNCHES NEW AND IMPROVED 3-WHEEL ELECTRIC FORKLIFT

July 23rd, 2015 - COLUMBUS, Ind. – Toyota Industrial Equipment launched its new 3-Wheel Electric forklift to Toyota’s industry-leading dealer network in Atlanta last month

The new forklifts include 3,000 – 4,000 lb. capacity models with battery compartments ranging from 17.7 to 25.1 inches, and more than 30 improvements to improve performance, efficiency, stability and operator comfort.

Toyota’s new 3-Wheel Electric forklift boasts improved run times, increased travel and lift speeds. The new model comes equipped with wet disc brakes to increase overall uptime and dependability, and features a new turn speed control system to increase the forklifts lateral stability by dramatically slowing it down when an operator attempts to turn at high speeds. Ergonomic improvements include a smaller steering wheel and foot parking brake to enhance operability, a full suspension seat adjustable for various weights for operator comfort, and a popular optional rear assist grip with horn to make reverse travel more comfortable, improve peripheral vision and keep the operator’s hands protected within the compartment.

“Our new forklift has everything our customers expect from a Toyota including superior design and ergonomics, and low cost of ownership,” said Bob Bosworth, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “And now our customers can enjoy the added benefits of improved efficiency, productivity and stability.”

“Our dealers are genuinely excited by the changes we’ve made to the 3-Wheel Electric and we have assured them that this is the best forklift in its class,” said Cesar Jimenez, Director of Product Planning, Technical Services and Warranty. “They can’t wait to share this product with their customers.”

Toyota’s new 3-Wheel Electric forklift is available to order today with first customer shipments in mid-September. Click here to view a video of Toyota’s new and improved 3-Wheel Electric forklift.