Not all customers have to move heavy loads, but sometimes they have to move things such as tires, coils, or misshapen objects that can’t be moved using traditional forks. In these cases, forklift attachments can assist customers in carrying such items, making life easier and more efficient. Below are a few commonly used high-capacity forklift attachments, with a quick explanation of how they can improve your productivity while lessening your workload.

Toyota Heavy-Duty Forklift Attachments


The telescopic boom is an attachment that Toyota’s High Capacity Adjustable Wheel Base can utilize and works excellent with oddly shaped objects. This option effectively handles unwieldy items such as industrial machinery and massive engines, and many other things that forklift forks would typically have trouble lifting in a secure manner. With the telescopic boom, objects that were once a pain to move can easily be handled by the Toyota High Capacity Adjustable Wheel Base.


Coil Rams consist of a cylindrical, solid piece of steel that attaches to the carriage to securely pick up and maneuver steel coils. Operators will have control of the product, making it safe to move the product throughout the facility without damaging the coils or the forklift. An alternative to a coil ram attachment is coil-tapered forks. These forks have rounded edges that give them the ability to safely pick up a coil while also providing the versatility needed to handle other products.


While regular forks can move a tire, it may not be the most efficient method if you are moving them frequently. The tire handler attachment helps move large tires quickly and can potentially reduce the risk of damage. Using forks could puncture or damage the tires if you have them stacked on top of each other, but the tire handler allows you to “clamp” onto each tire, making it easier to lift and move.

These attachments represent just a few of the available offerings that can help improve your operational efficiency and productivity when it comes to lifting large, heavy loads. If none of these high-capacity attachments suit your needs, make sure you take time to discuss other options with your authorized Toyota forklift dealer. They will be able to provide detailed information regarding heavy-duty attachments for your specific operation.

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