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Toyota FGU70 and FGU80
My company recently started receiving the first part of two orders placed with Toyota. The trucks are mostly FGU70 (15,500 LB Capacity) models. We are adding to our existing fleet of trucks and the second order are replacements for our Yale GLP115 trucks. The problem we are having is the Toyota trucks capacity is so much less than our Yale’s that they will not handle our loads. Even loads that are within the listed capacity are causing the rear tires to come off the ground. We have never had this problem with our current Yale trucks. Our current Yale trucks have an 11,000-pound plus capacity at 217 lift height @ 24 inch LC. Our Toyota’s will only handle 9850 pounds at 217 high at the same 24 inch LC..

My question is will the counter weight of a Toyota FGU80 fit the FGU70 and give us the capacity we need?
  • Posted 22 Jun 2007 11:06 AM
  • • Modified 22 Jun 2007 11:09 AM by poster
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  • ant_g
  • Tennessee, United States
Was there any other changes in application? Since you were using 11,500 Yale's and you went to 15,500 Toyota's ther must have been a change. I'm confused to see a Toyota or any other forklift mfg. down rate almost 6,000 lbs. Please get in touch with the local Toyota dealer in your area because this is a serious matter for safety.
  • Posted 16 Nov 2007 01:42 AM
There is a serious issue here that is not explained by your information.

You refer to a Yale with a capacity of 11500 lb – but that would be at the basic height which could be as low as 110 in (2800 mm). Your forklift has a lift height of 217 in (5500 mm) so I would be surprised if the rating was more than 10500 lbs (you state 11000 lbs). And that assumes there are no attachments fitted to the mast (sideshift or otherwise) as these would reduce the rating further.

You then refer to a Toyota FGU70 (FGCU70?) which has a rating of 7000 kg or 15500 lb, but this is at 3000 mm. My data states the rating at 5500 mm is 14300 lb. And that also assumes there are no attachments fitted to the mast (sideshift or otherwise) as these would reduce the rating further.

I have data on hundreds of forklifts including the Toyota FGCU70. It has a basic safety factor of 41%. So you would have to overload it by 41% in the static situation to cause the steer wheels to lift off the ground. Hence for the Toyota you should find when static that it tips with a load of about 21850 lb.

These units have a forward tilt of 5 degrees. The rating at full forward tilt with the load at 5500 mm would be expected to be about 10100 lb. However it would still not tilt until the load was around 14300 lb because of the safety factor. So that’s not an explanation.

If the Toyota forklifts you have will only lift 9850 lb the only explanation would be that either you have a heavy attachment on the forklift, or it’s not a FGU70 forklift. My calculations suggest it would have to be a 7FGCU35.

This is a possibility if they had two orders running and the wrong engine covers were placed on the forklift as Toyota engine covers have the rating plates on them.

Better to strive and experience all life’s colours from pain to ecstasy than to exist in a grey life
  • Posted 17 Nov 2007 12:43 AM
I agree, as there has to be some mistake in the labelling of capacity of the toyota forklift, or it has been ordered wrong.
I would like to know more of what work you do john, as i have also been involved in forklift safety and driving since 1975,
  • Posted 20 Nov 2007 07:20 AM
Hi Malcolm

Forklift and materials handling safety is an area I work in. If you want to make contact and get more details my contact number is 03 52491228

Better to strive and experience all life’s colours from pain to ecstasy than to exist in a grey life
  • Posted 20 Nov 2007 07:32 AM
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