Product Name: GEM ONE Sapphire Fleet Management System
Manufacturer: GEM ONE
Notable features: Impact notifications, GPS (last know position outside), daily operator checklist, operator certification expiration notification (30-days prior), cellular-based (no WiFi required).
Price Range: $2,500 - $5,900
Value for the money: Excellent
Best for: A fleet size of five or larger
Not recommended for: Extremely dirty or harsh (outdoor) conditions
Downtime is something every material handling operation wants to avoid, but for food processing operations downtime is a dirty word. In today’s article, we’ll look at some of the best material handling equipment available for:
- commercial food processing
- cold storage warehouses
- food and beverage material handling
Product Name: Aichi Scissor Lift
Manufacturer: Toyota Industries Company
Interesting Features: 500-1000 lb capacity, 24-volt AC Drive Motors, Zero Degree Inside Turn Radius, High-efficiency Batter Charger
Price Range: $14,250-$24,500
Value for the money: Excellent
Recommended for: Construction, general warehousing, retail, facility maintenance, and general manufacturing applications.
In our latest employee spotlight, we'd like you to meet Ryan Chapman, one of our newest forklift technicians, and John Sullivan, Fleet Manager in Livermore. Check out Ryan's great pic from his world travels, and learn how windmills helped John earn ice cream money as kid.
In this article we’ll answer common questions about lithium-ion (L-I) forklift batteries including:
- How long does it take to charge a lithium-ion forklift battery and
- When are lithium-ion forklift batteries worth the extra cost?
There isn’t one lift you can use for any task. Choosing the wrong lift can cause delays, increases costs and the potential for an accident. This article explains the most common types of aerial lifts, the pros and cons of each and how to choose the right aerial lift equipment for your job.
Toyota Material Handling of Northern California (TMH) has more than 110 factory-trained technicians to handle forklift repair calls on any make or model of forklift from our locations in the Bay Area, Fresno, Sacramento and Salinas. Of those 110 technicians, approximately two-thirds hold a master-level certification.
In today’s post we’ll explain:
- The difference between a forklift technician and a mechanic
- The value of having a master technician work on your lift truck
- The extensive experience, testing and training it takes to become a Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum Toyota Master Forklift Technician
NOTE: If you’re looking to buy rather than sell a used forklift, check out our Buying a Used Forklift page for pro buying tips. Learn about used forklift warranties, how to avoid buying bad equipment and other advice from our experts.
As every experienced forklift buyer knows, it’s what’s inside that counts. Toyota’s internal combustion (IC) engines are designed and continuously refined, for durability and low cost of ownership. Also, most forklift manufactures don't make their own engines, so you don't really know what you're getting. Read on to learn more about what’s under the hood in a Toyota forklift and why Toyota makes the industry's best forklift engines.