Toyota raises bar with environmentally friendly 8-Series lift truck

By Plant Engineering Staff November 17, 2006

Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc. unveiled Thursday its line of 8-Series lift trucks. The line includes models featuring load-handling capabilities ranging from 3,000 to 6,500 pounds, internal combustion cushion and pneumatic tires. The 8-Series lift truck is the world’s cleanest internal combustion lift truck available %%MDASSML%% exceeding 2007 federal EPA emission standards, the company reports.

“We have a long and distinguished history of providing the most innovative and durable lift trucks on the market, and the 8-Series is no exception,” said Shankar Basu, president and CEO of TMHU.

The 8-Series upholds Toyota’s reputation of durability. The fully redesigned chassis features a significant reduction in cosmetic sheet metal and plastic. This, combined with a durable engine hood and stamped steel side panels, allows the 8-Series to withstand harsh working environments.through the radiator, and a fully sealed air intake system is located high on the overhead guard pillar, keeping low lying dust and debris from entering the intake system.