Toyota Material Handling USA Inc. (TMHU) has unveiled a compact 27-inch battery compartment option for Toyota's 8-Series 4-wheel AC electric lift trucks, in 4,000- and 5,000-pound load capacities. The option is designed to support jobs with narrow-aisle and tight turning-radius requirements while maintaining peak capacities at high lift heights. It is well-suited for a range of indoor material handling needs, from food and beverage to general warehousing and distribution centers, says TMHU.
The short design, accommodating either a 36-volt or 48-volt battery housed in a 27-inch compartment unit, enables the lift truck to maneuver comfortably in narrow 12-foot aisles. This compact battery compartment option can save consumers on the initial battery and charger costs due to the smaller battery size used and the lower charger output requirements. According to TMHU, the compact option does not compromise travel or lift speeds. Instead it offers the performance benefits of an AC-powered system, including extended battery shift life, reduced downtime between charges, and a virtually maintenance-free system.
The 8-Series 4-wheel AC electric lift trucks with the company battery compartment also come with Toyota's System of Active Stability (SAS), which helps reduce the likelihood of lateral and longitudinal tipovers.
Company: Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc.
Company Phone: (800) 226-0009
Company URL: www.toyotaforklift.com