Why Toyota's 8FGU25 is the Swiss Army Knife of Forklifts

Product Name:  8fgu25
Manufacturer:  Toyota
Interesting features:  Uses the
4Y engine manufactured by Toyota specifically for this forklift.  It provides high torque at low RPM for excellent fuel efficiency. Active Mast Control and the System of Active Stability come are standard features that enhance safety and improve control of the forklift and its load.
Price Range:  Starting in the low $30,000’s
Value for the money: Excellent
Options: There are many factory options available in addition to aftermarket options.  Some of the most popular options are 3rd and 4th function valves to provide added versatility such as and side-shifting fork positioners,  and one of the reasons the 8fgu25 is called the “Swiss Army Knife” of forklifts.

Traction-treaded solid pneumatic tires are a popular option because they are puncture-resistant yet offer a smooth ride over rougher terrain. For applications where the forklift used is used on non-paved applications (driveways, loading ramps) in addition to smooth surfaces - this is truly the best of both worlds.

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How to Change the Propane Tank on an LP Forklift

Liquid propane (LP) Is a common forklift fuel type that requires extra caution when handling. The liquid propane inside the forklift’s fuel tank is highly pressurized at -40 °F. Only a small amount can severely damage eyes and skin. Liquid propane is also flammable and explosive.

Exposure to high concentrations of propane, even for a brief moment, can cause dizziness or even suffocation. In today’s post, we’ll cover how to safely change the propane tank on an LP forklift, including PPE (personal protective equipment) requirements.

Should You Buy an LP Forklift or an Electric Forklift?

 Both liquified petroleum (LP) forklifts and electric forklifts offer a cleaner, quieter alternative to gas or diesel-powered lift trucks. So which is better?

- Some applications, like food, pharmaceutical or underground facilities are required to use electric forklifts. Electric forklifts also have a lower cost of ownership in the long term.
- On the other hand, propane forklifts can be used indoors or outdoors, and changing tanks is easier than changing a forklift battery.

Read on to read a complete list of the major pros and cons of electric vs. propane forklifts.

Review: Toyota Core IC Cushion Forklift

Product Name: Toyota Core IC Cushion Forklift Model 8FGCU15-32
Manufacturer: Toyota
Lift Capacity: 3,000-6,500 lb
Notable feature(s):
Small Chassis Warehouse Forklift
Navigation in 11’-12' aisles
Up to 6,500 lb. lift capacity
Over 23' lift height
Automatic Fork-Leveling Standard(Toyota Exclusive!)
System of Active Stability (Toyota Exclusive!)

Price Range: $23,000 to $27,000
Value for the money:
Excellent
Options: 
Gasoline, LPG, Diesel or CNG*
Toyota also builds an electric version of this lift truck. 

The Core IC Cushion can handle a variety of forklift attachments including: sideshifter, side-shifting fork positioner, clamps, rotators, single-doubles and more!

Safety options include: strobe lights, travel beepers, speed limiters, rear view mirrors, dual air filters, non-marking tires, cabs, hydraulic hose protectors, impact monitor system with operator log-in and safety checklists to name a few.  

Best for:  warehouse applications of all sizes.  The Core IC Cushion has truck-to-pallet rack capability.  It's extremely maneuverable and easy to operate with a small footprint.  This is a great lift truck for multi-shift operations. 

Not recommended for:  indoor applications with poor ventilation, cold storage freezer applications, food processing , or narrow aisle applications.

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Review: Toyota Core IC Pneumatic Forklift

Product Name: Core IC Pneumatic Forklift
Manufacturer: Toyota
Lift Capacity: 3,000 - 6,500lbs
Notable feature(s): 20% improved fuel-efficiency (versus the previous model)
Price Range:
$19,000 - $40,000  
Value for the money:
excellent
Options:
Gasoline, LPG, Diesel or CNG* 
*Limited availability

Best for: asphalt and concrete surfaces. The Toyota IC is made for outdoor applications (lumber yards, construction sites, brick block and pipe, and also general warehouse). 
Not recommended for: indoor applications. Although the Toyota IC Pneumatic can operate indoors with relative ease, we recommend units in this model family be used primarily for outdoor applications. For an electric version of this outdoor pneumatic forklift, please see Toyota's 80-volt electric pneumatic family of products. For primarily indoor applications, we recommend the Core IC Cushion, or Core Electric family of product from Toyota.

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How Long Can a Forklift Run on a Single Tank of Propane?

Ever wondered if you’re getting the “right” amount of run time from your forklift’s propane tank? In today’s blog post, we’ll cover how many hours of run time you can expect from single bottle of propane on forklifts of various sizes. If you’re experiencing below-average performance from your LPG forklift, we’ll list some common culprits.

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