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All Terrain and 4WD Forklifts for Farming and Agriculture

Rough terrain forklifts can help farmers and nursery operations improve productivity and gain a competitive edge. A 4 Wheel Drive or all-terrain forklift reduces labor costs while speeding up production. A palletized inventory can also increase storage space and keep things organized.

Toyota Forklift Warranties and 360 Support

Safety, reliability and low cost of ownership are just a few reasons
Toyota forklifts have ranked #1 in the world for 16 yearsrunning. Toyota and TMH stand by every lift truck we sell with the Toyota 360 Support program.

Toyota 360 Support comes standard with every lift truck sold and includes a wide range of benefits to help you:

  • Keep variable maintenance costs down
  • Minimize downtime
  • Request service from your smartphone with a 4-hour guaranteed response

Review: GEM Sapphire Fleet Management System

Product Name:GEM ONE Sapphire Fleet Management System
Manufacturer:GEM ONE
Notable features:Impact notifications, GPS (last know position outside), daily operator checklist, operator certification expiration notification (30-days prior), cellular-based (no WiFi required).
Price Range:
$2,500 - $5,900
Value for the money:

  • Ability to add up to 4 cameras per unit
  • Fork Scale
  • Pin Code or Key Fob Sign on Options
  • Indoor GPS (coming soon)
  • Can be installed on propane or electric forklifts as well as many other pieces of equipment (golf carts, scissor lifts, boom lifts, etc.)
  • Battery indicators (water levels & state of charge)

Best for:A fleet size of five or larger
Not recommended for:Extremely dirty or harsh (outdoor) conditions

Is a Lithium Ion Forklift Battery Worth the Extra Expense?

In the material handling industry, productivity and efficiency are two important keys to success. There are only so many hours in the day, so whenever a company can find a way to do more in less time, they gain a competitive advantage. For some operations, especially food processing, 3PL and other multi-shift applications, lithium-ion forklift batteries provide that extra edge by reducing labor costs and improving productivity.

In this article we’ll answer common questions about lithium-ion (L-I) forklift batteries including:
- How long does it take to charge a lithium-ion forklift batteryand
- When are lithium-ion forklift batteries worth the extra cost?

How Much Does a Forklift Cost?

A typical forklift, like the one you see in most warehouses, should cost anywhere from $15,000 to $30,000 depending on capacity, tires and fuel type. As a general rule, the acquisition price of an electric forklift is roughly 50% higher than a comparable Internal Combustion (IC) lift truck. While this difference might seem extreme, the majority of customers today are seeing the ROI of an electric over its useful life is significantly greater than this price gap.

The acquisition price of a forklift is directly related to its capacity. The higher the capacity, the higher the acquisition cost. In this article, we’ll review what goes into a forklift’s sticker price and other important factors such as cost of ownership.

Rough Terrain Forklifts

Rough terrain forklifts, also known as all-terrain forklifts,are designed to work in construction sites and other areas without improved surfaces (soft ground, muddy ground, hills, ditches, etc.). The most significant difference between a standard industrial forklift (such as a Toyota) and a rough terrain forklift are the tires and ground clearance.

How Planned Maintenance Saves You Money

On average,the cost to repair a forklift is four times higher than the cost to properly maintain the equipmentin the first place. Just like a car, you need to have a certified technician check your lift every 150 hours at least.

By maintaining your asset, you can prevent expensive, unexpected repairs and avoid downtime.
Equipment in good working orderis also safer for employees, and a well-maintained lift truck commands a higher resale value. Learn more about planned maintenance (PM) from TMH:

Dock Locks and Vehicle Restraints

The loading area between the truck and the warehouse is one of the most hazardous areas for forklift operators and warehouse employees. Thousands of workers are injured or killed each year due to trailer creep, premature truck departures and sloppy placement.

It’s a sad fact that safety measures aren’t considered until
aftera serious accident occurs.Many loading dock accidents can be prevented with a simple dock lock, also known as a vehicle restraint. A dock lock is inexpensive protection against a worst-case scenario, such as a forklift falling off the dock. It takes up very little space, and you may be able to get a discount on your insurance for being proactive about loading dock safety.

Container Handlers from Toyota

丰田汽车有限公司ntainer handlers are designed to improve performance and efficiency in ports, terminals rail yards, shipping and break bulk applications. With Toyota equipment you can:

-Contain Costswith a high-performance diesel engine that is powerful, yet stingy on fuel consumption.

-Increase Up Timewith easy access to all major components lowers service costs and helps get your machine back in action quickly.

Read on to learn more about Toyota's
Empty Container Handler
Loaded Container Handler
andReach Stacker

High-Speed Roll Up Doors

是一个简单而有效的soluti高速门on for high-traffic applications that require climate control or need to preserve the cleanliness of a facility. Read on to learn more about different types of industrial high-speed doors and why they’re the smarter choice for food processing, beverage, refrigeration, chemical and pharmaceuticals applications.


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