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Toyota to offer factory built explosion-proof forklifts

TOYOTA Industrial Equipment has launched its new range of explosion-proof forklifts as a full factory option, to ensure an even quicker and simpler ordering process for customers.

Using specialist technologies, Toyota now offers a range of purpose built explosion-proof trucks as opposed to the usual practice of retro-fit modification of a standard fork truck. The trucks are designed to operate safely in potentially explosive environments including zone 1 and zone 2 – zone 1 is classified as a place where an explosive atmosphere is likely to occur and zone 2 as where it is not likely to occur in normal operation. With the technology integrated into the Toyota trucks during production, the end result is a purpose built, highly effective product.

Dave Moore, National Customer and Sales Support Manager, TOYOTA Industrial Equipment UK, comments: “The explosion-proof forklifts are suitable for customers in industries ranging from chemical to distilling and provide an ideal solution for companies that need specialist trucks to provide the highest levels of safety. A factory built solution affords such customers assurance that the entire truck has been purpose built for a potentially hazardous environment, as opposed to just the additional protection elements.”

TOYOTA's explosion-proof option is currently available on its 7FDF and 7FBMF models. The modifications will ensure the forklifts meet the requirements of European law ATEX 1994/9/EC and ATEX 1999/9/EC.

For more information telephone 0800 676611 or visit www.toyotaforklifts.co.uk

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