A major Perth-based specialist mushroom wholesaler has commissioned a second Toyota 1.5-tonne payload forklift on the strength of Toyota's dual-fuel capability and service support.
Mr Mushroom managing director Glenn Mews was introduced to Toyota Material Handling Australia three years ago when he won a BT hand pallet truck in a raffle at the annual Markets Ball. He bought his first Toyota forklift, a 32-8FG15 about a year ago and has just commissioned a second 32-8FG15 forklift.
Both Toyota forklifts have three-stage full free lift 4300mm masts and are fitted with windscreens, an integral side shift attachment, solid tyres, mud flaps and markets-spec lighting.
The 32-8FG15 is one of the most popular forklifts in Toyota's leading-edge 8-Series range. Safety features in the Toyota 8-Series forklift range include Toyota's System of Active Stability (SAS) and Operator Presence Sensing (OPS) as standard equipment.
Mr Mews said Toyota service was his number one priority, followed by the reliability and flexibility of the forklifts. The spare forklift at the Toyota service centre is an enormous help for a small business if one of their forklifts is being serviced. He vouches for the reliability of Toyota forklifts.
He finds the dual fuel option particularly valuable to continue operating the forklifts, especially when there is a shortage of LPG. He specifically mentions features such as indicators for payload weight and vehicle speed in the latest Toyota forklift models.