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TMHA adds high-tonnage electrics

Wednesday, 16 September 2020 ( #992 ) - Moorebank, NSW, Australia
Toyota 9FBMT Traigo
Toyota 9FBMT Traigo
Toyota Material Handling Australia (TMHA) has added four new counterbalance forklifts to its line-up. The company has introduced the 9FBMT Traigo, which is a top-of-the-range, heavy-duty dedicated-electric counterbalance forklift in the form of 6 T, 7 T and 8 T capacities (9FBM60T, 9FBM70T, 9FBM80T and 9FBH80T, respectively). Previously, TMHA's dedicated battery-electric models covered 1-5 T capacities. The new additions open vast opportunities for businesses seeking to reduce their emissions and also seeking reductions in noise, harshness and vibrations (NHV) for their fleet and operators. TMHA counterbalance product manager Glen Ryan says the new range of high-tonnage dedicated-electric forklifts is designed and manufactured in Europe to Toyota's exacting standards. "The range has been available in Europe for some time now and we're really excited to now have it here in Australia," he adds. A key feature of the new models is their easy battery extraction through a U-shape cut-out in the chassis. All models also feature electronic power steering (EPS) which for a high-capacity forklift makes it feel nimble. Another new feature is an automatic park brake as standard. Like all Toyota Material Handling counterbalance forklifts, the 9FBM60T, 9FBM70T, 9FBM80T and 9FBH80T feature Toyota's exclusive System of Active Stability (SAS) as standard.