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Before You Buy a New Forklift, Visit Our East Bay Demo Center


Buying a forklift without doing a hands-on demo is like buying a car without taking a test drive. Two forklifts that seem equal on paper can turn out to be very different in real life.

You’ve probably spent a lot of time researching the lift truck you want, but only a hands-on demo can ensure the equipment you plan to buy meets your standards. Bring your operators, equipment maintenance team and other stakeholders to try one or more forklifts on different pallet racking systems at our state of the art showroom in Livermore, California.

Why the Polaris PRO XD is the Most Reliable Work UTV


You can now buy, lease or rent  the Polaris PRO XD from TMHNC in the Bay Area, Sacramento, Fresno or Salinas. These new vehicles set the standard for durability, productivity and safety in work UTVs,

Taylor-Dunn Bigfoot XL Product Review


Product Name:  Bigfoot XL
Manufacturer: Taylor-Dunn
Capacity:  3,000 lb load capacity, 10,000 lb tow capacity
Price Range: $15,000- $24,000
Value for the money: Excellent

Notable features: 

  • 54” Wide x 77” long deck capable of carrying wide loads & pallets
  • 17 HP AC drive motor
  • Automatic electric brake provides outstanding performance and safety
  • Large operator's compartment with adjustable bucket seats and adjustable steering column

Best for:  With towing capacity up to 10,000 lbs, Bigfoot XL makes an excellent tow vehicle (see helicopter video below). It's also a good choice for indoor warehouse product movement, outdoor facilities maintenance, residential communities, apartment complexes or campuses with multiple buildings to stock or maintain. 

 

Not recommended for: This vehicle is meant to be driven on firm, solid surfaces. It should not be used in rough terrain applications or driven on public roads.

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All Terrain and 4WD Forklifts for Farming and Agriculture


Rough terrain forklifts can help farmers and nursery operations improve productivity and gain a competitive edge. A 4 Wheel Drive or all-terrain forklift reduces labor costs while speeding up production. A palletized inventory can also increase storage space and keep things organized.

Toyota 8-Series Order Picker Product Review

Product Name: 8 Series Electric Order Picker 
Manufacturer: Toyota
Lift Capacity:  3,000 lbs, up to 390"
Notable feature(s): 3 models available (Good, Better & Best)
Price Range: $34,000 - $42,000
Value for the money: Excellent

Best for: Toyota’s electric order pickers are ideal for narrow aisle applications including warehouse order picking and 3rd Party Logistic (3PL) companies. With multiple platform sizes available, the equipment can be customized for either small or large product picking.

Not recommended for: Dock Work - Loading & Unloading Trailers

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Toyota Order Picker 8-Series - Buy New
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Product Review: Toyota Diesel Forklift

Product Name: Toyota 1ZS Diesel Forklift
Manufacturer: Toyota Industrial Equipment
Interesting Features: Tier IV Final Emissions Compliant
Lift Capacity: up to 6500 lbs  for the 1ZS engine,  higher capacities available  with other engines
Notable feature(s): Multi-function digital display with onboard self-diagnostics, rear pillar assist grip with horn button, swivel seat and ergonomic steering wheel knob.
Price Range:  Starting at $30k
Value for the money: Excellent

Best for:  Any operation that needs clean diesel power outdoors.
Toyota's 1ZS  diesel engine is ideal for the agricultural industry because it meets Tier IV final emissions standards.

Not recommended for: Indoor use

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New diesel / internal combustion forklifts
Used diesel / internal combustion forklifts

Lease a Toyota Forklift With No Payments for 4 Months

For a limited time: lease a new Toyota forklift and defer payments for four months.  Toyota's forklift lease promotion allows you to operate a new forklift for 40 months, but only pay for 36What will you do with the money you save? 

Ready to take advantage of this offer?
View our current inventory online, or contact us with any questions. You can also  request more information about the leasing special online.  Don't wait! This offer expires March 31st, 2019.

Unsure about the benefits of leasing a forklift?
Read on to learn the top three reasons why leasing can be more cost-effective than buying new equipment. We'll also explain the most popular types of forklift lease agreements.

Most Popular Utility Cart Accessories


One of the more overlooked reasons to buy an electric utility vehicle vs a truck is the ability to customize. When you buy a utility cart from Polaris GEM or Taylor-Dunn,  you get a hardworking, reliable vehicle and only pay for what you need.

Many of our customers find significant savings by switching to versatile, low-maintenance electric vehicles.
Large fleets can expect six-figure fleet reduction costs by switching to electric utility vehicles and significantly reduce CO2 emissions.

- Why pay for a truck that can go 90 mph if your vehicles never travel on the freeway? 
- How much could you save by not having to pay for oil changes and other engine-related maintenance?

Electric vehicles can go all day on a single charge, tow up to 10,000 lbs, and handle cargo up to 3,000 lbs. Plus, they cost significantly less to own compared to traditional trucks and vans.

Owning an electric vehicle doesn't mean sacrificing comfort or capability. Get exactly the vehicle you need customized with: ladder racks, custom storage, heater, stake sides, etc. Here are the most popular accessories with our customers in Northern and Central California:

When to Buy a 3-Wheel Forklift Vs. Stand-Up Rider Forklift

This month's product review post compares Toyota's Stand-up Counterbalance Rider (8BNCU18) to Toyota's Three-wheel Electric Forklift (8FBE18U).

The price range for these two products is similar,
 $30,000- $40,000. Both are an excellent value for the money, and both come in a wide range of lifting heights. So how do you choose the best lift truck for your operation?

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

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