When a business decides it’s in need of material handling equipment, usually it’s because there’s a need for improved productivity and efficiency. When internal processes require too much time, or too much manpower, to complete, then typically a forklift is an ideal solution. One of the leading forklift brands on the market is made by Toyota, and The Forklift Pro has an extensive lineup of quality used Toyota forklifts in our inventory.
Benefits of buying a used Toyota forklift
Much like their automobile counterparts, used Toyota forklifts are known for being reliable and durable. Toyota has been manufacturing forklifts in North America for over 50 years. Today, all Toyota brand forklifts are manufactured in Columbus, Indiana. For over 15 years, Toyota brand forklifts have been the best selling in the nation. Toyota produces both electric and internal combustion forklifts. In addition to forklifts, Toyota manufactures order pickers, reach trucks, pallet jacks, scissor lifts, and more. Here are some of the reasons you should consider purchasing a pre-owned Toyota lift truck.
Improved Buying Power – Buying a used Toyota forklift means you get upfront savings. A used model can provide you with up to 50% savings, which means you could add two units to your fleet as opposed to one.
System of Active Stability (SAS) – Built-in safety measures come standard with Toyota models since 1999. This patented technology senses various factors that lead to potential lateral instability. When those conditions are detected, the SAS instantly locks the Swing Lock Cylinder, a hydraulic cylinder on the rear steer axle. This action changes the forklift’s stability footprint from triangular in shape to rectangular and decreases the likelihood of a tip-over.
Active Mast Controller – In a similar manner to the SAS, the forward tilt control senses load weight and mast height, and will automatically override the operator’s manual control to limit forward tilt. This decreases the chance of spilling a load or tipping the forklift forward.
Ergonomics – Toyota forklifts were designed with operator comfort in mind. With features like low step heights and dual assist grips operators can easily climb into the drivers seat. A smaller steering wheel and large operating cabin provides plenty of room for drivers to move around, especially when turning to look behind. Toyota also has full suspension seating to prevent the aches associated with sitting on a forklift for hours at a time.
Electric Models – Toyota also creates an electric version of their forklifts that are much quieter, and they provide lower emissions than their gas-powered counterparts.
If you’ve decided a used Toyota forklift is best for your business, then contact The Forklift Pro today. Our friendly, knowledgeable sales experts are eager to help you find the right solutions for your business.