Toyota’s commitment to safety, reliability and low cost of ownership has earned thousands of loyal customers over the years and the honor of being voted the #1 forklift sixteen years in a row.
Other forklift manufacturers compare themselves to Toyota, mainly price. While the purchase price is an important factor, smart buyers consider total cost of ownership. A forklift with a low purchase price can be significantly more expensive to own, especially if it has to be replaced in just a few years.
In our article about “what’s considered high hours on a forklift” (10,000 hours or more), we mentioned Toyota forklifts commonly run 20,000 hours or more. Here in our Garage of Champions article series, we’re showcasing Toyota forklifts with 25,000+ hours and vintage Taylor-Dunn vehicles that are still hard at work every day in northern and central California.
When comparing forklifts or other material handling equipment, there are several factors to consider, and one of them is price. We've written previously about why a low lifetime cost of ownership is more important than a low purchase price, but some buyers are still unsure about paying more upfront.
We get it. Toyota forklifts cost more, and that can be hard to justify. So today, we're going to share some real-life examples of Toyota Forklifts and Taylor-Dunn utility vehicles that are 20+ years old and still hard at work in Northern and Central California.
This new article series, Garage of Champions, will showcase well-maintained Toyota forklifts and Taylor-Dunn utility vehicles from some loyal TMHNC customers. If you have a "classic" Toyota forklift or Taylor-Dunn cart you'd like us to feature, let us know.