Toyota offers a full line of material handling equipment including hand pallet jacks, electric forklifts, Internal Combustion (IC) forklifts, reach trucks, order pickers, hand pallet jacks and stackers, and more. There are many options, however, when companies are faced with heavy-duty jobs in rough terrain, IC forklifts are usually the top choice. 

The Industrial Truck Association (ITA) classifies forklifts into five categories, classes 1 – 5. Class 5 forklifts are IC forklifts with pneumatic tires. IC forklifts are powered by liquid propane gas (LPG), compressed natural gas (CNG), Gasoline, and diesel fuel.  

Primarily used outdoors, IC forklifts are built to handle rough terrain in a safe and efficient manner. Here are the advantages of IC forklifts:

  • Designed for use on uneven surfaces
  • Can handle a wide variety of terrain
  • Have fast travel speeds 
  • Accelerate quickly
  • Refuel easily
  • And have lower upfront costs (typically 20 – 40 percent less than electric forklifts) 

IC forklifts are often used in industries like foundries, recycling facilities, manufacturing, shipping, and construction. Companies chose them for their ability to easily handle items like lumber, concrete, brick, and other heavy materials.  

Let’s look at four IC forklifts available from Toyota Material Handling. 

#1 Toyota’s Core IC Pneumatic Forklift 

Toyota’s Core IC Pneumatic forklift has a lift capacity range of 3,000 – 6,000 lbs. It’s a durable, cost-efficient, versatile outdoor material handling solution for almost any job. Some of its features include:

  • Fully-stamped steel side panels
  • Technician programmable speed control to ensure safe driving speeds
  • CARB certified gasoline engines
  • And one-way automatic fork leveling 

#2 Toyota’s Mid IC Pneumatic Forklift 

Toyota’s Mid IC Pneumatic forklift has a lift capacity of 8,000 – 11,000 lbs. It’s a powerful and comfortable option for mid-capacity outdoor applications. Some of its features include: 

  • Moves quickly with a top speed of 13.7 miles per hour 
  • Moisture resistant electric connectors 
  • Engine protection system 
  • Dozens of available options 

#3 Toyota’s Large IC Pneumatic Forklift 

Toyota’s Large IC Pneumatic Forklift has a lift capacity of 17,500 lbs. It’s an ideal choice for outdoor jobs in gravel, dirt, and other extreme outdoor applications. Some of its features include: 

  • Wet disc brakes  
  • Ability to move palletized loads and loads that require special attachments 

#4 Toyota’s High-Capacity IC Pneumatic Forklift 

Toyota’s High-Capacity IC Pneumatic forklift has a lift capacity of 125,000 lbs. The largest forklift in Toyota’s product line, it is a great option for the largest loads like shipping containers and heavy-duty construction materials. Some of its features include: 

  • Large, rugged diesel forklift 
  • Can handle almost any heavy load

Toyota is the world’s largest manufacturer of forklifts. There is a reason Toyota sells about 35 Class 5 IC pneumatic forklifts a day. If you are a warehouse manager, fleet manager, corporate buyer, CEO, or anyone else in the market for IC pneumatic forklifts, contact us for a demo and we will show you why.