Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A. (TMHU) has unveiled several new product enhancements for its AC pallet truck line. These enhancements are designed for pallet truck usage in distribution centers, retail operations, and cold storage applications.
Enhancements to the 6,000-pound capacity pallet trucks include a dedicated walkie-type control handle with large dual directional thumb-wheels and angled hand grips for greater maneuverability and simplified operation with either hand.
Toyota's AC pallet trucks also include a new innovative AC traction controller. The controller is designed to improve truck operability and provide improved motor torque control and regenerative braking benefits.
The new electric disc brake system eliminates the need for brackets, linkages, and cables, resulting in fewer moving parts and increased durability. The enhanced electric brake system uses controlled regenerative braking, which reduces brake component wear for longer product life. The new brake system self adjusts, eliminating the need for routine maintenance, which translates to increased productivity and efficiency for Toyota customers.
Drive tire durability is improved with the addition of a new 12-inch diameter tire on the 6,000- to 8,000-pound capacity center-control rider pallet truck and 10,000-pound capacity tow tractor. The new standard tire lessens road vibrations and provides improved ride quality over the previous 10-inch diameter drive tire.
In addition, companies requiring extra protection against moisture and corrosive elements can benefit from a new optional steering bearing for cold storage and wet environments.
Company: Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc.
Company Phone: (800) 226-0009
Company URL: www.toyotaforklift.com