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TOYOTA Industrial Equipment has released a range of large forklift trucks, suitable for logistics, steel yards, timber yards and mining applications. The 11-model Toyota 4-series forklift range includes machines up to 24t payload.

The largest machine is the 24t payload Toyota 4FD240. It is suitable for lifting empty shipping containers. The 10t to 24t payload models are designed for increased productivity, operator comfort, economy of operation and environmental friendliness.

New features include wet disc brakes with a dedicated oil cooling circuit, full hydraulic power steering with steering synchroniser and low-emission common-rail diesel engines. The wet disc brake system reduces maintenance costs by 60% compared to the superceded 3-series.

The steering synchroniser automatically aligns the rear wheel steering angle and the steering wheel angle. The series has a key-off lift lock that automatically locks the lift function when the vehicle is switched off.

The 4FDK150 and 4FDK160 compact models are approximately 500mm shorter in overall length and have 600mm load centres compared with the 900mm load centres of the 4FD150 and 4FD160 models.

The trucks share a 7.684L turbocharged, electronically injected common-rail diesel that meets EEC Stage 2 and US EPA Tier 2 emission regulations. The engine is rated at 125M of power and 5501\1m of torque for the 4FID100, 4FD1 15, 4FID120, 4FID135, 4FDK150 and 4FDK160 models.

It is rated at 128kW and 640Nm for the 4FID150, 4FID160, 4FD200 and 4FD230 models, and at 159kW with 7501\1m of torque for the 4FD240 machine.

Exhaust emissions have been reduced to 0.2g/kWh for hydrocarbons, 0.9g/kWh for carbon monoxide and 5.5g/kWh for oxides of nitrogen. Each truck also has a twin stator torque converter and automatic transmission.

The trucks can be fitted with a low-vibration, low-noise fully floating pillarless cabins for optimum visibility (standard on the 15-24 tonne payload models). Other optional features include large capacity air conditioner (standard on the 15-24 tonne payload models), power-assisted lever control and electrical switch parking brake.

The operator's seat has a recline function, seatbelt and a body weight adjustment feature. A swivel-seat function is available.

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