Electric Pallet Truck has 4,500 lb capacity.

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Truck features SepEx(TM) drive motor and transistor control system that enable precise positioning and accuracy. Reduced head length and tapered fork tips improve maneuverability. Pinwheel capability allows for right-angle stacking inside trailers and confined areas. Multifunction control handle has large, ergonomically positioned buttons and dual thumb wheels. Angled handgrips fit natural hand contour and reduce fatigue. Programmable service indicator notifies maintenance needs.

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Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A. Introduces Electric Pallet Truck

IRVINE, Calif. (March 22, 2004) - Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc. (TMHU), the leading lift truck supplier in the United States and worldwide, today introduced its new 4,500 lb. capacity Electric Pallet Truck. This technologically advanced, highly maneuverable pallet truck features a compact design for improved efficiency in confined spaces.

Ideal for applications as varied as warehouse environments, retail stores, manufacturing and transportation operations, Toyota's new Electric Pallet Truck is a versatile, reliable and cost-effective material handling solution. It performs exceptionally well in confined or congested locations, such as trailers, improving spatial use and productivity.

"With every Toyota product, our focus is always on value for our customer. This means delivering the highest possible quality in terms of performance and reliability, while improving productivity and cost efficiency. The new Electric Pallet Truck is an excellent example of this philosophy put into practice," said Cesar Jimenez, electric product planning manager at TMHU.

Advanced engineering features are at the heart of the Electric Pallet Truck's outstanding performance. The SepEx(TM) (separately excited) drive motor and transistor control system combine to deliver excellent acceleration, top speeds and smooth speed control, which is essential for precise truck positioning and accuracy. The truck features a reduced head length along with tapered fork tips, yielding a compact design and superior maneuverability. Its "pinwheel" capability allows for right angle stacking inside trailers and other confined areas.

As with all Toyota industrial equipment, comfort and convenience are a priority. Operators will appreciate the multifunction control handle with large, ergonomically positioned buttons and dual thumb wheels for easy activation of all controls with either hand. For added comfort, angled handgrips fit the natural hand contour and reduce fatigue.

Toyota's new Electric Pallet Truck is designed to streamline maintenance and minimize downtime by incorporating several ease-of-service features. All major components are reachable for service and inspection through a one-piece lift-off service access cover, and the electrical, hydraulic and mechanical components are logically placed for easy service. The truck's system is engineered without drive contactors, reducing maintenance and inspection time. A programmable service indicator notifies operators of planned maintenance and service needs through the display.

TMHU is headquartered in Irvine, Calif., and offers a full line of high-quality lift trucks sold under the Toyota Industrial Equipment brand. Built on a reputation for excellence, Toyota is known for its quality, reliability and durability. Most of the Toyota lift trucks sold in the United States are manufactured in Columbus, Ind.

Toyota's commitment to customer service extends nationwide. Seventy-three authorized Toyota Industrial Equipment dealers with a total of 186 dealership locations throughout the United States offer comprehensive customer service support, including one-stop shopping for both new and Certified Used lift trucks, parts, service and financing. For more information on TMHU, please visit www.toyotaforklift.com or call 1-800-226-0009.

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