Review: Toyota 3-Wheel Electric Forklift

by Bill Parks on June 8, 2017
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Product Name: Toyota Three Wheel Electric Forklift (8FBE15-20U)
Manufacturer: Toyota
Lift Capacity: 3000 - 4000lbs
Notable feature(s): Extreme maneuverability
Price Range:
$27,000 - $34,000  
Value for the money:
Key Options:

Mini Levers - comfortable controls and less arm stress on operator
Blue Light - shines on floor so that pedestrians can see the lift coming
Rear assist grip - with horn button

Best for: These forklifts are uniquely suited for barrel operations in wine caves, narrow-aisle warehouses (or any operation with limited space) because these machines can turn in less than their own length! Every winery needs one...

Not recommended for: The only downside to these lifts is that they are harder on dock leveler plates and generally require the next weight capacity up.

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Toyota 3-Wheel Electric Forklift Pros & Cons

Pros: The best thing about this forklift is that it can work in tight areas. It's an excellent value for the money:  they cost less than the stand-up counter balance  forklift and their aisle requirement is only 6" more.  Also, this is the only forklift on the market that can be fitted with pneumatic style tires , or cushion type tires. Making it work for indoor/outdoor and driving between buildings.  Lastly, this multi-use lift truck leads the industry in run time, travel speeds and lift / lowering speeds.

Cons:  The weight capacity is limited to a max of 4000 lbs, and the down rating is severe with the solid pneumatic tires.

Hands-on with the Toyota 3-Wheel Electric - This forklift has won us orders over the competition because of its smooth operation, easy of entry/exit and the simplicity of design.  One customer went on and on about the smoothness, and it won out with them on a demo against three other brands! Also, the maintenance on this forklift is extremely low due to its simple design and model/ parts commonality with our entire line.

Summary: Overall, the Toyota Three Wheel Electric Forklift is a great value, multi-function forklift ideal for narrow-aisle warehouses or other operations with tight spaces. Learn more about the 3-Wheel Electric from Toyota’s website, or request a quote from TMHNC. 

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