New forklift fleet lifts transport operator business

Perth-based transport company, Warners Transport, which specialises in small to large scale transport and warehousing services for range of industries, including mining, says the switch to Toyota forklifts last year has helped to improve its family own-operations.

Last year the company invested in a fleet of new Toyota forklifts and reach trucks to replace its existing fleet from another materials handling provider.

"We put the forklifts through a lot of hard work and they are extremely reliable and easy to operate – overall they’re a real step-up for our day-to-day operations," said Warners Transport co-owner, Shane Warner.

The company acquired four 32-8FG25 forklifts and one 32-8FG30 with container masts for its Welshpool warehouse, where forklift operators each move between five to 20 containers per day.

According to Warner, the safety features and running performance of forklifts made the large workload more manageable.

"My operators have told me the machines are quieter and more comfortable to use with easier controls than those we previously used," he said.

"They are also better balanced and more stable when cornering, which is very important when carting such heavy loads."

The 8FG forklifts feature Toyota’s System of Active Stability (SAS) for safe manoeuvring and Operator Presence Sensing (OPS), which prevents accidental movement.

Other features include SAS Automatic Fork Levelling Control, 2237cc 4Y petrol engines for ergonomic control and smooth, quiet operation.

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