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Modern Motor Trimmers grows fleet

Thursday, 18 February 2021 ( #1013 ) - Perth, WA, Australia
Modern Motor Trimmers' latest Toyota machine
Modern Motor Trimmers' latest Toyota machine
A Western Australia motor trimming business continues to grow its Toyota Material Handling forklift fleet as its business expands. Modern Motor Trimmers, located in the south-eastern Perth suburb of Welshpool, started out in general trimming and the restoration of vehicle seats, before identifying a need for specialised seating and refurbishment in the mining and construction sectors. According to Modern Motor Trimmers owner Garry Spouge, refurbishing mining cabins is specialised work which required the addition of several new Toyota machines, the most recent of which is a Toyota 32-8FG30 3 T compact forklift. "As Garry's business became bigger, he incrementally added more of our equipment to his fleet," says Toyota Material Handling Australia WA area sales manager Tony McGuire. "When he branched into overhauling cab bodies from dump trucks, he needed a forklift with more capacity. We took a look at what he was doing and recommended a forklift with more capacity, so he now has a compact 3 T 32-8FGK30 dual-fuel gas/petrol with a side-shifting fork positioner and a deluxe multi-function display with weight gauge. "This is in addition to his battery-powered 8FBRE16S Toyota reach truck and TMHA Sprint picker platform." Spouge says several reasons led him to choose Toyota Material Handling equipment over other brands, including pre-existing business relationships, experience with Toyota motor vehicles and TMHA's reputation for reliability. "We go way back with Toyota and they are even a customer of ours. In the earlier days of their Huski skid steer loaders, about 20 years ago, we used to help them with foam sound-deadening treatments. The Huski cabs have changed quite a bit since then and we don't do that anymore, but we still supply clear side-linings for Toyota forklifts, which protect operators from rain and wind." The Modern Motor Trimmers forklift fleet sports custom painting, the latest decked out in blue and yellow in a nod to Spouge's favourite AFL team, The West Coast Eagles.
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