Toyota Material Handling Introduces New Electric Models Featuring Toyota-Designed AC Motors

Toyota Material Handling (TMH) introduces two new additions to its industry-leading Core Electric lineup.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

COLUMBUS, Ind. (Apr. 14, 2020) – Toyota Material Handling (TMH), the industry’s leader in sit-down counterbalance, 4-wheel electric lift trucks, introduced new 3,000- and 3,500-pound capacity models designed to boost both productivity and uptime.
The new models feature Toyota-designed AC motors that deliver industry-leading runtime and performance. Customers will also benefit from improved ergonomics and new standard features and options that provide additional comfort and versatility.
“The new Toyota Core Electric models are packed with the latest in technological innovation to increase our customers’ return on investment and increase their productivity without sacrificing efficiency,” said Tony Miller, TMH Senior Vice President of Operations and Engineering.
In addition to the AC drive motor, both models feature a new AC pump motor. These motors function with reduced current draw, helping to control overall energy and operational costs for superior operability. They also operate without the use of wearable parts such as brushes or commutators, requiring no regular maintenance. Both motors are designed and built by Toyota to maximize uptime and reduce overall cost of ownership.
Operators will also enjoy up to 27 percent faster travel and lift/lower speeds as well as an increased runtime of up to 12 percent compared to previous models, delivering industry-leading performance and the ability to move product more efficiently than ever before. They also feature upgraded styling and several new ergonomic improvements for improved comfort and handling. The addition of 34 new options and the availability of limitless special designs adds increased versatility to meet wide-ranging customer demands.
These models are now available for order. For more information about Toyota’s Core Electric lineup visit to find your local authorized Toyota forklift dealer.
About Toyota Material Handling
Toyota Material Handling offers a full line of material handling products proudly assembled in the United States, including forklifts, reach trucks, order pickers, pallet jacks, container handlers, automated guided vehicles, and tow tractors, along with aerial work platforms, fleet management services, and advanced automation engineering and design. Toyota’s commitment to quality, reliability and customer satisfaction, the hallmark of the Toyota Production System, extends throughout more than 230 locations across North America. For more information, visit
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