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If you are in the market for a Toyota Tora-Max Electric Walkie Pallet Jack, there are two choices – the regular walkie and the compact walkie. Let’s look at the differences between them to help determine which one is right for you.
TORA-MAX ELECTRIC WALKIE PALLET JACK
The Tora-Max Electric Walkie Pallet Jack is the ideal choice when you need a simple solution for low-to-the-ground throughput applications. It is the perfect solution for entry-level walkie users in the distribution, general manufacturing, and warehousing industries.
The Tora-Max Electric Walkie Pallet Jack has 48-inch forks and the power to lift products and pallets to 4,000 pounds (about twice the weight of a Clydesdale horse).
Here are the specs for the standard version to see if the size is right for your space:
- Overall Length: 68.3 Inches
- Height with Extended Handle: 48.4 Inches
- Overall Width: 28.7 Inches
It also features:
- Maintenance-Free Sealed Lead-Acid Batteries allow for multiple hours of continuous work and no need for watering
- High ground clearance to work around transitions and uneven surfaces
- Turtle speed button for improved control and precision
- AC Drive Motor
- 24-Volt Electrical System
- 24-Inch Load Center
- Single-Point Watering System
- Anti-Roll Back System
- Chrome-plated lift cylinder
- On-Board Battery Charger for easy, accessible charging
- Tool-Free Cover Removal
TORA-MAX COMPACT ELECTRIC WALKIE PALLET JACK
If you are looking for a smaller version to allow you to work on trailers or other crowded areas, the compact design is the right choice for you. It is the perfect solution for restocking shelves in grocery stores, retail stores, or sales floors, and maneuvering pallets in stockrooms or warehouses.
The Toyota Tora-Max Compact Electric Walkie Pallet Jack features pinwheel capability to get you in and out of tight spaces and has the power to lift heavy loads to 3,300 pounds (about half the weight of an elephant).
Here are the specs to determine if the Tora-Max Compact model will fit in your space:
- Overall Length: 60.3 Inches
- Height with Extended Handle: 45.7 Inches
- Overall Width: 27 Inches
The Toyota Tora-Max Compact Electric Walkie Pallet Jack also features:
- 24-Volt Battery
- DC Drive Motor
- Emergency Power Off
- Soft-Grip Ergonomic Handles
- Easy To Reach Thumb Levers
- Fast Charging
- Polyurethane Tires
- Exchangeable Battery for easy changing and continuous working time
- LCD Display with battery charge level, hour meter, turtle speed status, and diagnostic codes
- Stability Caster Kit available as an optional accessory
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A facility energy audit is an opportunity to have an experienced, trusted representative from your local material handling solutions provider come to your facility and look for opportunities where you may be able to increase efficiency and lower operational costs based on the use of forklift power options and facility power layouts (i.e. storage locations, charging locations, etc.).
Most importantly: They’ll recommend practical solutions tailored to your specific application and the way your business operates.
Often, these solutions are low-cost, such as process improvements or rotating your existing fleet. Investing in new charging systems, batteries, or other equipment may also be recommended – either now, or in the future when it’s time to replace existing equipment (allowing you to plan ahead for the changes and incorporate them into your budget in advance).
In this post, explore the areas that may be addressed in a facility energy audit.
Auditing Forklift Charging Stations:
Ideally, with the assistance of an electrician or facilities manager, auditors will examine your current battery charging station.
Forklifts keep your business running, and charging stations keep your electric forklifts running. The audit will help you use these areas as efficiently as possible, enabling you to maximize every minute of every shift. The recommendations may pertain to station location, number of charging stations and charging station schedules.
Auditing IC Forklift Fueling Stations:
Auditors will examine IC fueling stations from a variety of angles. They may consider how many trucks the stations are servicing, how much fuel is being consumed, how frequently trucks need to be refueled, and station locations in relation to other key areas and operational spaces.
Making sure that fueling locations and scheduling are convenient to operators in the flow of their work and natural breaking points, such as shift changes, can add up to a major impact on your operation’s efficiency and ROI.
Auditing Forklift Battery Storage:
Your current battery storage facilities and practices will also be evaluated.
Space is often at a premium, especially in warehouses and distribution centers. For those applications needing to store additional lead-acid batteries for swap-outs to keep their equipment moving, this audit can help make sure the batteries are stored with as small a footprint as possible. Auditors may examine storage space, location, and exchange locations. This kind of audit may also help you assess the ROI of alternative energy sources, such as lithium-ion batteries.
Auditing Facility Power Considerations:
Not only will the auditors look at your usage capacity (the maximum amount of power your facility is able to provide to your equipment), but also the types of electrical systems your facility already runs, your current overall throughput (the amps consumed daily), and — if different — your throughput during your peak season.
With these insights, you’ll be able to make sure that your facility is capable of providing the power your equipment needs — both in your typical day-to-day operations and in those seasons when you’re running fastest and working hardest.
Does your business need a facility energy audit? Contact us to schedule a free on-site consultation with a Los Angeles material handling expert.
The material handling industry is constantly evolving to meet customer needs and demands. Here are two exciting developments in the material handling industry to be aware of before making your next forklift or warehouse equipment purchase.
New Battery Technology: Lithium-Ion
The demand for battery-operated material handling equipment is not new. For years, companies in the warehouse, logistics, and food and beverage industries have been using battery-powered forklifts.
Fast forward to today, and the buzz is all about lithium-ion battery-powered forklifts. Lithium-ion batteries charge faster, last longer, save more energy, and significantly decrease downtime. And, of course, any battery is better for the environment than a non-renewable energy source like gas.
Toyota Material Handling led the charge to bring this new technology to the market. They were the first manufacturer to offer a UL-E and UL-EE-certified integration of lithium-ion batteries and forklifts. Last year, Toyota announced a new lineup of lithium-ion batteries in its 3- and 4-wheel electric sit-down models.
Is a lithium-ion forklift battery worth the extra money? Will it work with your current equipment? Will you need special chargers? Read on to find out how to get answers to those questions.
Energy Solutions Consultants
Advanced technologies are entering the market at a rapid pace. It’s great for the industry, but it can be hard to decide which one is best for you with so many options.
Energy solutions consultants help companies filter through information to develop the right solution. These material handling experts provide on-site consultations, environmental support, information about alternative energy sources, chargers and accessories, and service and repair.
Toyota dealers have access to exclusive resources and the latest technological innovations vetted and approved by Toyota. They can help you find the right equipment to reduce maintenance costs, lower electric bills, reduce downtime, and optimize charging efficiency. Save yourself the time and energy on research and let them help you sort it out.
When you’re ready to make your next forklift or warehouse equipment purchase, contact us at Toyota Material Handling Solutions. We’ll keep you updated on what’s new and ensure you have the latest information to make the best decision for your company.
Are you thinking about how you can use advanced technologies to increase productivity and lower costs? With material handling equipment and alternative energy sources evolving every day, how do you know what product is the right choice? If you’re smart, you find a partner with expert knowledge to help you invest in the right technologies for your needs.
We can help. We can find suitable batteries, energy sources, and chargers to take your business to the next level. To decide if our solutions are the right fit for you, here are answers to several frequently asked questions.
What are the benefits of partnering with us?
- Reduced maintenance costs
- Lower electric utility bills
- Reduced downtime
- Optimized charging efficiency
What are the benefits of batteries and alternative energy sources?
- Increased charging efficiency
- Higher, more stable voltage
- Reduced maintenance
- Reduced battery storage areas and battery changing equipment
- Increased cycle and shelf life
What services can I expect?
- On-site consultation. Toyota dealers have access to exclusive resources and the latest technological innovations vetted and approved by Toyota. We can offer you expert advice no other dealer can.
- Energy studies. We’ll study your energy usage to recommend the correct battery and charger combination to maximize efficiency in your forklift fleet.
- Expert advice. We’ll help you find the right electric forklift batteries and alternative energy sources. We know how to match the right forklift to the most efficient and cost-effective energy source. We have more than fifty tested and approved alternative energy source models across electric rider forklifts, electric narrow aisle lifts, and warehouse equipment.
- Service and repair. Keep your vehicle warranty valid by letting us take care of the service and repair of your material handling equipment and energy sources.
- Environmental support. We’ll help you navigate the ever-changing emission regulations landscape. We can assist you with CARB fleet averaging and help you figure out the right product mix for your specific application and regulatory needs.
Your success is our success. Whether you are on your fleet optimization journey, we have the tools and knowledge to help you take the next step. Contact us to schedule a free, on-site consultation today.
If you’re familiar with electric forklifts, you probably know the obvious reasons to add them to your forklift fleet: low emissions, less maintenance, and lower overall costs. These are significant benefits that save companies a lot of time and money. However, it’s easy to overlook some of the less-obvious advantages. Here are five hidden benefits electric forklifts can bring to your company:
- Less noise pollution. Like electric cars, electric forklifts are quieter than forklifts with engines, which means less noise pollution for your forklift operators and company associates.
- Greater visibility. A rear-mounted LPG tank takes up a lot of space. Without one, forklift operators see much better when driving in reverse.
- Safer environment. Greater visibility and a quieter environment mean operators can see better, and pedestrians can hear the backup beeping and safety horns louder, which help reduce the risk of accidents in the workplace.
- Use less space. Electric forklifts are generally smaller than LPG or diesel-powered forklifts, which means they can fit in narrow aisles and need less space to store when not in use. You also need less space for fuel storage. Warehouse Operations Manager Scott Woollard from Hirsh Pipe & Supply has experienced this benefit firsthand. He says, “Switching from propane to electric forklifts saves us the hassle of handling and storing propane tanks. Now we have a small battery-charging area in the back and use an existing wall mount charger, which takes up much less valuable space.”
- Make money from California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) designated electricity used in forklifts as a low carbon fuel effective January 1, 2016. Since then, forklifts and forklift fleets that use electricity can generate credits in the program. Refiners, or other regulated entities, buy these credits to offset the deficits they create in the program. For more information on how to take advantage of this program, click here to read our blog post: How California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard Can Bolster Your Budget.
Need help with your forklift fleet? Our experts can help you decide if an electric lift truck is the right fit for you.
Hirsch Pipe & Supply is a leading wholesale distributor of plumbing supplies with twenty stores in Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego County. The company was founded in 1933 on the principle that superior service makes the difference.
With an extensive selection of plumbing supplies in stock, Hirsch Pipe & Supply provides same-day deliveries, mobile ordering, and more. The company also employs a national and international sales team to offer contractors and wholesalers throughout the U.S. and the Pacific Rim fast, friendly service.
Hirsh Pipe & Supply uses Toyota forklifts to power its warehouse and recently switched from propane forklifts to electric forklifts. We asked Warehouse Operations Manager Scott Woollard about his experience with Toyota Material Handling Solutions and Toyota forklifts.
Hirsch Pipe & Supply forklift operator, Martin, enjoys his new Toyota electric forklift.
Why did you switch from propane forklifts to Toyota’s electric forklifts?
We switched from propane to electric forklifts for several reasons. Electric forklifts are cost-effective and save us money over time, and they are better for the environment and the air we breathe in our warehouse every day. Our forklifts are used constantly in a 24-hour shift Monday through Friday.
What benefits have you seen by switching to electric forklifts?
Switching from propane to electric forklifts saves us the hassle of handling and storing propane tanks. We have a small battery-charging area in the back and use an existing wall mount charger, which takes up much less valuable space.
How was the sales experience with Toyota Material Handling Solutions?
Our Account Manager Nick Parotino was a great help. He held the quote for us while we worked out our budget and ensured we got the right forklift specs to help us achieve maximum productivity in our warehouse.
How do you feel about the switch to Toyota electric forklifts?
We’re happy with our switch to Toyota electric forklifts. They are efficient and reliable, and our operators like the smooth and quiet ride compared to our old I.C. forklifts.
To learn more about Hirsch Pipe & Supply, order products, and more, visit www.hirsch.com.
To learn more about Toyota’s electric forklifts, visit https://www.toyotamhs.com/new-equipment/forklifts/electric-forklifts/ or contact us today.
It’s a very different environment today than it was just a few weeks ago. The Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis has many businesses worried about finances, the future, or, most likely, both. Thinking outside the box is critical to stay afloat during these difficult times.
To help you find money to bolster your budget, we want to make you aware of a program offered by Beyond Energy. The program allows companies with electric forklift fleets to make money from California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS). It monetizes sustainable practices like using material handling equipment powered by low carbon electricity.
Beyond Energy works with logistics firms, grocers, health care companies, beverage companies, and other warehousing operations at more than 200 facilities across California. Here is what you need to know to decide if the program is right for you.
Who is Beyond Energy?
Beyond Energy is a regulated party in California’s LCFS program. They aggregate LCFS credits and reinvest the value into sustainable operations, focusing on forklift fleets and truck refrigeration units.
What is the low carbon incentive?
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) designated electricity used in forklifts as a low carbon fuel effective January 1, 2016. Since then, electricity used in forklifts can generate credits in the program.
What is a LCFS credit?
An LCFS credit is an environmental commodity and represents a reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Each credit has value to regulated entities that generate deficits in the program.
How does a company generate a deficit?
Deficits are generated by high carbon fuels, mainly by gasoline and diesel refiners. In other words, refiners producing a high carbon fuel, typically used in what would be considered an on-road application, are penalized and must offset that penalty by purchasing credits.
What kind of forklifts can generate credits?
Forklifts and forklift fleets that use electricity can generate credits. Refiners, or other regulated entities, buy these credits to offset deficits caused in the program.
How much does the program pay?
Beyond Energy will pay customers at least $500 per charging asset per year ($125 per quarter). The average warehousing facility can generate tens of thousands of dollars from LCFS credits annually.
What is the advantage of using Beyond Energy?
As an aggregator in the LCFS market, Beyond Energy acts as a shield to protect you from the regulator. They assume all regulatory and compliance risks as part of their agreement.
How often will I get paid if I use Beyond Energy?
The company pays customers quarterly.
Can I sign up for the program myself?
Yes, you can; however, it may take up to three years for individual facilities to generate enough credits to sell in the marketplace. Beyond Energy provides a way to get that value quarterly, rather than having to wait over time—and ensures you get paid on time, without any risk, and without heavy lifting on reporting.
How do I contact Beyond Energy?
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. You can also contact your Toyota Material Handling Solutions Account Manager or CSS Manager.
It’s important to note that Beyond Energy will need to conduct an initial survey of your equipment, including batteries, battery chargers, and forklifts in operation. We encourage you to contact Beyond Energy now to prepare for the future. The sooner you start the process, the faster your checks can start coming in.
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