Toyota was the first major lift truck supplier to bring AC technology to the North
American market. Taking this acclaimed technological advancement to new levels,
Toyota’s lift truck offerings now include a 4-wheel AC-powered lift truck with the
distinct performance advantages of Toyota-designed, motors and controllers. The
AC-powered system is comprised of a series of subsystems—each of which either conserves
or regenerates power to maximize operational productivity between battery charges.
The motor features a "power keep" function, which is designed to compensate for
battery depletion and corresponding loss of performance, allowing for longer run
times and more consistent power output throughout the length of each battery charge
In addition, energy is continually recovered through three forms of regenerative
braking, coast control, plug braking and foot braking extending run times significantly
and prolonging brake component life.
Toyota’s virtually maintenance-free AC power system contains no motor brushes, springs,
commutator or wearable parts to service and replace, resulting in fewer, quicker
and less expensive maintenance and operational costs. The lift truck’s AC-powered
drive system and AC-powered hydraulic system boost travel and lift speeds. Also,
by controlling the on-demand, full hydrostatic power steering through the AC hydraulic
motor system, there is one less motor to service and maintain.
This notable increase in AC-powered performance, combined with a reduction in down time for maintenance, means significant enhancements in productivity and efficiency
Toyota is able to increase operator comfort by improving ergonomics and expanding
leg room. Some of the features adding to operator comfort include a standard ultra-comfort
vinyl full suspension seat with four-way adjustability and increased forward/backward
seat adjustment, anti-cinch seat belts, mini-lever and joystick hydraulic controls
with Ergo-Shift™ featuring a three-way adjustable armrest to enhance operator comfort
and increase productivity.
A number of operator visibility enhancing features were integrated into the new
4-wheel electric AC lift trucks including angled tie-bars on both the overhead guard
and load backrest extension along with lowered free-lift cylinders on both the 3-stage
and 4-stage masts. The 8-Series Multifunction Digital Display was also integrated
into the front cowl to give the operator an uncluttered forward view toward the
load and operating environment, and the fork color was changed to orange in order
to help clearly define the position of the fork tips.
The 8-Series 4-wheel AC electric lift truck continues to offer Toyota’s exclusive
System of Active Stability™ (SAS), which is proven to help reduce the risk of accidents
that occur as a result of lateral and longitudinal tipovers. When the SAS system
detects instability, its advanced sensors simultaneously signal and engage the appropriate
controller. The Active Control Rear Stabilizer System and the Active Mast Function
Controller System work in conjunction to add truck stability and help reduce the
likelihood of a lateral overturn and help decrease the chance of spilling a load
or tipping the lift truck forward or backward.
A Momentary Hold and Controlled Descent feature is now standard and maximizes lift
truck control by regulating rolling speed when the accelerator pedal is released
on a grade. It also allows the lift truck to be started on an inclined surface without
Also, a Shock Sensor option, integrated into the multifunction digital display,
enables end users to monitor lift truck damage or fleet abuse. When an impact is
detected that exceeds a pre-set level it warns the operator by displaying a highlighted
"Shock Sensor Alarm" icon on the display and sounding a buzzer. At the same time
the controller records the date and time of the event to be later retrieved by the
warehouse manager through the digital display. If the lift truck is equipped with
the Keyless Entry System option the controller will also record the PIN of the operator
that was driving the unit at the time of truck impact. This will facilitate determining
the operator responsible for the damage caused to the equipment. This system cannot
be deactivated even if the operator tries to reset it by either turning the key
"off" and "on" again, or by disconnecting and reconnecting the battery connector.
Only the warehouse manager with the appropriate password can reset the system.
Additionally, for maximum productivity and to minimize product damage, an Auto Height
Select option is available to allow warehouse managers to program the lift truck
to automatically stop the forks up to three pre-determined rack heights.
To speak to a representative call:
604-517-6500 or 877-644-4235