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Popular Toyota Forklift Attachments

Some people think forklift attachments are only for specialized applications like moving big rolls of paper. But the reality is, attachments give your forklift superpowers such as the ability to:

  • Carry multiple pallets at once
  • Pickup fragile items – even if the operator is a novice
  • Move items without using heavy, expensive pallets

Forklift Attachments: Move More Product in Less Time

There are only so many hours in a day. So if you need to get more done in the same amount of time, forklift attachments are a great way to go. No matter what kind of product you move, the right forklift attachment can pay for itself in improved efficiency by:

  • Moving twice as much product
  • Improving driver productivity
  • Simplifying your workflow
  • Reducing product handling/damage
  • Eliminating costly, strenuous, and sometimes dangerous manual labor

Single-Double Forklift Attachments

It’s been said that the single-double forklift attachment may have been the greatest thing to happen to material handling productivity in the last thirty years. The single-double allows a standard forklift to carry two pallets at a time instead of one.

At TMHNC we sell Cascade’s single-double pallet handler which can hydraulically lift, carry and side-shift multiple pallets side by side. Moving double the loads means fewer trips and greater productivity, and side-shifting allows faster, more accurate loading of trucks and containers.

Forklift Attachments for the Wine Industry

Toyota Material Handling of Northern California has been a long time partner of winemakers in Napa / Sonoma. We’re proud to help vineyards large and small make more efficient use of their limited time and staff.

Forklift attachments are one of the most important tools utilized by wineries. Barrel handlers literally do the heavy lifting while carton clamps can eliminate the need for pallets. Rotators and forward bin dumpers quickly and cleanly handle macro bins full of grapes.

Review: Konecranes High-Capacity Forklifts

Product Name: 
Large Capacity Forklift
Manufacturer: Konecranes
Lift Capacity: 22,000 lbs or more
Interesting features: Truconnect & Load Sensing Hydraulics
Price Range:
 $150,000+, but the price varies depending on the capacity and style of forklift (reach stacker, empty container handler, etc.).
Value for the money:
Excellent - low overall cost of ownership
Optional Equipment:  
Konecranes lift trucks come with many great standard features. Available  factory add-ons include:
- FWD/REV Cameras,
- Electric Tilt Cab
- Central Automatic Greasing System, etc.

Konecranes in-house engineers can customize any lift truck to meet a customer’s specific needs  - above and beyond the standard and factory add-on options.

Best for:  Any operation which requires a 22,000lb or higher capacity forklift.  

Recommended Applications: Heavy-duty Konecranes are built for industrial material handling including

  • Steel, aluminum, and mining
  • Wood and building materials
  • Container ports and terminals
  • Transport, shipping, and logistics
  • Shipyards and marinas
  • Pulp and paper
  • Concrete, bricks, and rock
  • Automotive
  • General manufacturing
  • Produce
  • Oil and gas
  • Wind power
  • Nuclear
  • Waste-to-energy

Not recommended for: Small lift truck applications

1000 and 2000 Hour Forklift Service - Are They Necessary?

Customers sometimes ask, “do I really need to do the 1,000-hour or 2,000-hour service on my forklift?” It’s a fair question. The equipment is likely running great and taking it offline may seem like a waste of time and money.

There are a few reasons to do the manufacturer's recommended maintenance, not the least of which is OSHA’s requirement. Other reasons include: ensuring the lift is in safe operating condition and increasing the up time and longevity of your lift truck (or other material handling equipment).

How to Choose the Right Type of Forklift Mast

Choosing the forklift mast is an important consideration when buying a new or used forklift. The mast lifts, lowers and positions the load and there are four common types: 2 stage (V), 2 stage with free lift (FV), 3 stage (FSV) and quad mast (4 stage – QFV).

Review: Toyota Electric Walkie Stacker Pallet Jack

Product Name: Electric Walkie Stacker
Manufacturer: Toyota
Lift Capacity: 2,000 - 2,500lbs
Notable features: The walkie stacker is very budget friendly and has adjustable base legs to accommodate different pallet sizes and/or aisle configurations. The walkie stacker also has built in performance programming which requires no additional tools. This allows us to set speed and performance settings to better suit each customer's application.
Price Range:
$11,000 - $13,500 
Value for the money: G
Optional Equipment:

  • AC drive
  • IP65 Electrical rating
  • Maintenance free battery pack
  • On-board charger
  • Electronic brake release
  • Adjustable base legs

Best for: Light duty applications, small warehouses, mezzanines.
Not recommended for: Outdoor use, loads exceeding 2,500lbs, applications with lift heights exceeding 12 feet,  or warehouses with multiple pallet dimensions.

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