When researching the needs of European forklift users, Toyota Material Handling Europe (TMHE) was not surprised to find that comfort was of top importance for operators. Operator comfort is also directly related to overall productivity, particular for drivers who spend long shifts on their forklift.
With this in mind, TMHE, part of Toyota Industries Corporation (TICO) – the world leader in materials handling – has launched the new Toyota Tonero Deluxe Cabin.
Delivering a series of benefits on the Deluxe Cabin that match the five Tonero values – safety, comfort, productivity, durability and the environment – Toyota now offers the widest choice of cabins in the marketplace.
Creating a unique environment for the operator, the Deluxe Cabin has been designed to maximise operating efficiency in extreme weather and working conditions. Wide-opening doors, which can be opened to 41˚ and 180˚, provide easy entry into the cabin.
Reducing strain on the driver, the cabin also benefits from a full suspension design, with an exceptionally comfortable seat that reduces the impact of unpleasant shocks and vibrations. A fully adjustable seat and height-adjustable steering column provide the ideal driving position for operators, while reduced cabin noise helps to keep the driver fresh and alert.
Small, easy-to-operate electronic mini-levers and multifunctional levers provide ergonomic fingertip control. Eliminating the need for gloves and coats, heating ducts blow warm air from the heating system to the driver's hands and throughout the cabin. Alternatively, air conditioning can be installed as an option for warmer working conditions.
The Deluxe Cabin provides excellent all-round visibility, with no obstructions at any fork height, assisting with the manoeuvrability of the vehicles. Wider fitted windows also give drivers full visibility in all directions, while the Deluxe Cabin's broad shape maximises head and foot space.
Powerful front working lights ensure a clear view ahead when driving through badly lit areas and when extra illumination is required, particularly in the winter months and during bad weather.
Additional features include extra lights, a sun protector on the front windshield, 12V power supply, reading light and sound system.
Reducing downtime and maintenance costs, a heavy-duty side-opening hood provides unrestricted access to the engine compartment.
Martin Turner, product manager for counterbalance, TMHUK said: “The Toyota Tonero Deluxe Cabin is our most advanced cabin to date. This model has been developed with the operator in mind. More than 50 years of experience in the manufacture of engine-powered forklift trucks has demonstrated to us that comfortable drivers are productive drivers.”
He adds: “At Toyota we understand the key role that an operator plays within an organisation. The launch of the Deluxe Cabin provides our customers with the unique opportunity to tailor each cabin to the needs of individual operators, allowing them to work in a comfortable environment and achieve optimum levels of productivity.”
The Toyota Tonero Deluxe Cabin is now available. For further details regarding the Toyota Tonero please visit www.toyota-tonero.co.uk