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Forklift Technicians Employee Spotlight

At Toyota Material Handling, we believe people are the reason for our success: both our customers and our outstanding team members. Today we'd like to introduce a few members of the TMH family, forklift technicians from our Fresno,  Livermore and West Sacramento locations.

How to Buy the Right Forklift Battery

The alternate title of this post could be, “how to avoid paying double for your forklift battery.” When uninformed buyers choose a cheap battery with no warranty, they inevitably end up buying a second battery - the right battery - a short while later.

Before you spend a few thousand dollars on a battery, take a few moments to learn how to choose the right battery for your forklift and important questions to ask.

Review: Toyota Electric Pneumatic Forklift


Product Name:  Electric Pneumatic Forklift (EPF)
Manufacturer: Toyota
Lift Capacity:  4000-11,000 lbs.
Notable feature(s):  (SAS) System of Active Stability, available in 36, 48, 80-volt variants
Price Range: $20k - $80K
Value for the money: Excellent

Best for: Toyota's rugged Electric Pneumatic Forklift is made for outdoor applications such as agriculture, brick, block, concrete, lumber, pipe and many more. Because it runs on clean power, the truck can also be used indoors and is adaptable for a variety of different operation sizes. 

Not recommended for:  In a large yard where the forklift operates remotely, valuable time can be lost bringing the truck in to swap batteries. 

Container Handlers from Toyota


Toyota's container handlers are designed to improve performance and efficiency in ports, terminals rail yards, shipping and break bulk applications. With Toyota equipment you can:

Contain Costs with a high-performance diesel engine that is powerful, yet stingy on fuel consumption.

- Increase Up Time with easy access to all major components lowers service costs and helps get your machine back in action quickly.

Read on to learn more about Toyota's 
Empty Container Handler
Loaded Container Handler
and Reach Stacker

 

High-Speed Roll Up Doors


High-speed doors are a simple yet effective solution for high-traffic applications that require climate control or need to preserve the cleanliness of a facility. Read on to learn more about different types of industrial high-speed doors and why they’re the smarter choice for food processing, beverage, refrigeration, chemical and pharmaceuticals applications.

Review: Toyota 9BRU Reach Truck

Product Name:  9BRU Reach Truck & Toyota 9BDRU Deep Reach
Manufacturer: Toyota
Lift Capacity: 2,500 - 4,500 lbs
Notable feature(s):  Narrow aisle maneuverability, extendable pantograph-mounted carriage, optional deep reach, programmable performance parameters.
Price Range: $29,000- $44,000.00 (for reach truck only).
Add $5000 - $10,000 per battery,  $2,000 - $4,000 per charger.
Value for the money: Excellent
Options include: Height and fork tilt meter,  lift limit with bypass, cold storage/freezer conditioning, battery slide out, double-deep reach option.

Best for: Narrow aisle storage, high rack storage, multiple shift operations, freezer/refrigerated storage, double deep rack, or push-back rack applications with smooth, even flooring.

Industry Types: Distribution centers, warehousing, shipping, logistics, pharmaceutical, clean room, electronics, computer/semi-conductor, beverage,  food service, agricultural,  or glassware.

Should not be used: to unload trucks over dock levelers or dock plates  or excessively rough flooring surfaces.

Read on to learn more about the Pros and Cons of Toyota's 9BRU reach trucks and what our customers have to say about this product, or view our current inventory of reach trucks for sale. You can also check our used inventory for reach trucks and reach trucks for rent.  

Toyota Electric Pallet Jack 2018 Special

The right tools can make an enormous difference, and a pallet jack is one of these key pieces of equipment. A pallet jack can easily maneuver loads, and go where large forklifts can’t.

Electric pallet jacks take productivity to the next level with the benefit of an electric motor. In addition to helping the operator move loads, the motor assists with raising and lowering the forks. For this reason, electric pallet jack forks can be raised higher than manual pallet jack forks Electric pallet jacks can be used for several hours before they need to recharge and are a popular piece of equipment for warehouses, distribution centers, food and beverage facilities and operations with narrow aisles. Read on to learn more about Toyota’s Electric Walkie Pallet Jack and our limited-time special offer.

Forklift Rentals

Whether you need a forklift due to an increase in business, a temporary job, or seasonal harvest, a short-term rental can help you meet demand without breaking your budget. The cost to rent a forklift is much lower than buying a forklift outright, and there’s zero risk on the model you choose. When you’re done with a job or your needs change, simply return the equipment.

Why invest in something you can’t be sure you’ll need a year or two from now? By renting a forklift, you won’t end up paying for equipment you don’t need.

This article will cover the basic things you need to know when renting a forklift including:

- The advantages of renting a forklift versus buying or leasing
- What to look for (and look out for) in a forklift rental contract
- How to rent-to-own a forklift

TMH Receives Prestigious Toyota Forklift Dealership Award

Toyota Material Handling of Northern California (TMH) has once again been awarded Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A. (TMHU)’s highest honor: The President’s Award. This elite award recognizes the best Toyota forklift dealers around the country annually and is based upon:
  • Customer satisfaction
  • Equipment sales
  • Excellence in parts and service
  • Overall operations

Only 15 business receive this distinguished award each year. TMH is proud to have been selected from more than 68 Toyota forklift and material handling dealerships throughout North America. This is the 12th time TMH has been honored with the President’s Award designation in the past 20 years.

Loading Dock Seals and Shelters - Small Cost, Big Value


Sealing systems such as dock seals and shelters are a relatively low-cost investment that offer significant benefits in energy cost savings and loading dock safety. By enclosing the gap between the trailer and the dock door, parked trailers become secure, climate-controlled extensions of your facility. The right sealing system prevents outside weather (heat, cold, rain/snow) from entering your facility and damaging cargo. In addition to reducing heating and cooling costs, you maintain a clean, dry dock area and reduce the chance of a slip-and-fall accident. An enclosed dock area also means pests and vermin stay outside where they belong.

Learn more about the different options for loading dock sealing systems:

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