A lubricant supplier to Australia's mining industry has commissioned six new Toyota forklifts, available from Toyota Material Handling , at its Newcastle blending and packing plant. Fuchs Lubricants' facility at Wickham blends and packs lubricants for the mining, automotive and industrial industries in New South Wales and Queensland.
They have leased six Toyota forklifts which include five two-tonne payload compact 8-FGK20 machines and one three-tonne payload 8-FGK30 machine. The new forklifts replace five 7-Series Toyota forklifts that have served Fuchs without a glitch during their term.
The Operations Manager of Fuchs' Newcastle branch, Dean Butterworth, has said that the company has leased the new batch of forklifts based on the reliability of the Toyota forklifts and the service back-up from the Toyota Material Handling (NSW) branch at Beresfield.
Fuchs chose leasing forklifts to update their MHE frequently as well as to ensure they had more modern machines equipped with current safety specifications. All six Toyota forklifts are painted in Fuchs livery.
Toyota Material Handling (NSW) sales representative, James Papas has said that the six Toyota forklifts have the ‘De Luxe’ pack, with a speed alert, speed limiter, and the additional safety of the travel and load-handling controller. The 8-FGK20 and 8-FGK30 compact forklift models are part of Toyota's leading edge 8-Series range of Forklifts.
Safety features of the Toyota 8-Series forklift range include Toyota Material Handling's Exclusive System of Active Stability (SAS) and an Operator Presence Sensing (OPS) as standard equipment.