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Toyota Material Handling U.S.A., Inc.

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Toyota Enhances Hand Pallet Truck Line

Press release date: February 25, 2014

10 Models & Specialty Applications Offered to Provide One of the Most Comprehensive Pallet Jack Lines in the Industry

COLUMBUS, Ind., – Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A, Inc. (TMHU), supplier of the number-one selling brand of lift trucks in North America, announced the company enhanced its hand pallet truck offering. Toyota now offers 10 specialty models—ranging from an ultra-low profile to a heavy duty load capacity options—to provide one of the most comprehensive offerings of pallet jacks in the industry. The rugged line is well-suited to meet the demands of general warehousing and storage, retail operations and third party logistics providers, including food and beverage suppliers.

“Toyota's full line of hand pallet trucks offer a material handling solution that delivers performance, productivity and operator comfort—all designed to save our customers valuable time and money," said Bob Bosworth, vice president of sales and marketing of TMHU. “With a diverse product range backed by Toyota’s signature quality, durability and reliability, our customers have a full range of options to select a hand pallet truck that fits their specific material handling needs.”

For added strength and stability, Toyota offers hand pallet truck options that feature a one-piece, leak-proof hydraulic pump and reinforced frame. In addition, Toyota’s hand pallet trucks are backed with a competitive product warranty.

Toyota’s full range of unique hand pallet trucks provide long or short fork lengths, narrow or wider fork frames and different lowered fork heights to suit a customer’s application. The line-up includes:

Unique Fork Frame Sizes – Toyota offers a specialty model suitable for non-standard pallets, skids and containers used in manufacturing, retail, transportation and warehouse environments. Available with a 5,500 lb. load capacity, the pallet truck offers a standard 3-inch lowered height and 36-, 60-, 72- and 96-inch fork lengths.

Toyota Low Profile Hand Pallet TruckLow/Ultra-low Fork Profile – Designed for low clearance openings, two models are available: the low and ultra-low profile hand pallet trucks, each with a 5,000 lb. load capacity. Featuring a 2-inch or 1.38-inch lowered fork height, and supported by solid steel load rollers, the models are ideal for extra low profile skids, pallets or machinery pallets.

4-Way Pallet Entry – The 4-Way Entry pallet truck supports operators who need to easily access their load in all four directions and offers a 5,000 lb. load capacity. With a 2-inch or 1 3/4-inch lowered fork height, the 4-Way Entry hand pallet truck gives the operator more pallet handling diversity and is ideal for retail or warehouse environments that need to optimize valuable space.

Heavy Duty Load Capacity
For extreme work environments, Toyota offers a specialty hand pallet truck providing 8,000 pounds of maximum load capacity. For added durability, operators can leverage the heavy duty chassis with structural channel forks and solid steel wheels and rollers.

Toyota Heavy Duty Load Capacity Hand Pallet Truck
Pallet Truck Supports Operations in Multiple Environments

Toyota Galvanized Hand Pallet Truck
Toyota’s hand pallet truck line is ideally suited for customers who move materials in and out of: cold storage facilities; chemical and salt and brine industries; or in areas where frequent wash down is required to remove contaminants. To support work in these harsh environments, Toyota offers two models:
-- A Galvanized/Zinc-Coated hand pallet truck with 5,500 lb. load capacity; and
-- A Complete Stainless-Steel model with 4,400 lb. load capacity.

New Innovations for Specialty Applications
Providing alternative solutions out of necessity or continuous improvement is a critical role for the material handling professional. The special application hand pallet truck product range offers new innovative solutions to replace older or outdated equipment. Options include:

A Power Start-Assist Model – boasting a 5,000 lb. load capacity, the hand pallet truck is suitable for ergonomically sensitive applications. The truck’s pump handle works to propel the load forward or reverse, and reduces the operator’s required force to start and maintain load movement.

Toyota Mobile Weigh Hand Pallet TruckMotorized Drive/Manual Lift – with a 2,200 lb. load capacity, the hand pallet truck supports light duty pallet movement and maneuverability. The 24V DC power drive unit leverages two 12V DC batteries and features an onboard automatic charger.

Mobile Weigh Scale – combining a weighing system with the mobility of a hand pallet truck, this model is designed for shipping and receiving applications where documenting inventory is key. The 4,400 lb. load capacity model features an integrated display and control module and provides 35 hours of power.

Skid Lifter – available in a 12V DC-powered electric or manual option, this model offers an ergonomic portable positioning and lifting solution. With 3,000 lb. of load capacity, Toyota provides a 31.5-inch raised lift height and, when lowered, boasts a low profile with a 3.25-inch fork height.

About Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc.
Celebrating more than 45 years in business in North America, TMHU is the supplier of Toyota lift trucks, the number one selling brand since 2002. In addition to the full line of high-quality lift trucks, the company’s extended industrial equipment solutions include Automatic Guided Vehicles and scissor lifts.

Quality is the hallmark of the Toyota Production System practiced at all Toyota manufacturing facilities, including Toyota Industrial Equipment Mfg., Inc. (TIEM), a zero-landfill facility in Columbus, Ind. TIEM, named a North American Best Plant by IndustryWeek magazine, is a member of the National Safety Council, complies with the ISO 14001 standard from the International Organization for Standardization and has produced more than 450,000 Toyota lift trucks since its opening in 1990.

Toyota’s commitment to excellence in customer service extends throughout the U.S. and Canada. With more than 70 authorized Toyota Industrial Equipment dealers and more than 220 dealership locations throughout North America, Toyota dealers offer comprehensive customer service and support, including one stop shopping for both new and used lift trucks, rentals, parts and service, fleet servicing and financing. For more information on TMHU, please visit www.toyotaforklift.com,  www.facebook.com/ToyotaForklift  or twitter.com/ToyotaForklift or call 1-800-226-0009.

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