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Welcome to the Toyota Material Handling Australia blog and feature articles page. Below you will find experts' opinion pieces and reviews relevant to the Australian forklift industry.

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Spotlight on Famous Forklifts

Spotlight on Famous Forklifts

With warehousing and materials handling sometimes regarded as the ‘background’ to many industries, it’s easy to forget how important these vehicles are in the scheme of modern business. For those in the industry, forklifts pass by as...

12/07/2016

Spotlight on Famous Forklifts
What You Need To Know About Operating In Winter Months

What You Need To Know About Operating In Winter Months

Cold weather means more than simply throwing an extra hi-vis jacket into the ute on the way to work and bringing out the thermos to keep your coffee piping hot in the warehouse....

05/07/2016

What You Need To Know About Operating In Winter Months
Top 5 Crucial EOFY Tips For Your Business

Top 5 Crucial EOFY Tips For Your Business

The end of financial year usually signifies a busy time of retail sales, the completion of bookkeeping and a time for reflection and planning for your business’s fiscal...

28/06/2016

Top 5 Crucial EOFY Tips For Your Business
INSIGHT - New IT System A Big Win For Our Customers

INSIGHT - New IT System A Big Win For Our Customers

Ongoing controversy about the service efficiency of Australia’s NBN highlights both the opportunities and risks that exist in the roll-out of new IT systems...

15/06/2016

INSIGHT - New IT System A Big Win For Our Customers
TMHA Reaches 2,000 Likes With A Renewed Focus On Social Media

TMHA Reaches 2,000 Likes With A Renewed Focus On Social Media

TMHA is focusing on social media activity to engage with owners and operators online and recently celebrated reaching 2000 likes on Facebook...

22/06/2016

TMHA Reaches 2,000 Likes With A Renewed Focus On Social Media
What Will Driverless Forklifts Mean For Your Warehouse?

What Will Driverless Forklifts Mean For Your Warehouse?

There’s been much talk recently about the advent of driverless forklifts, or automated guided vehicles (AGVs) and what they mean for the material handling industry. Some operators may think this will be the end of traditional manual operation...

25/05/2016

What Will Driverless Forklifts Mean For Your Warehouse?
Watch: The Toyota Research and Development Process

Watch: The Toyota Research and Development Process

New product development is an exciting process where we take what we’ve learned from our research and customer feedback and produce products designed to meet future demand.

18/05/2016

Watch: The Toyota Research and Development Process
Tips To Help Get The Most From Your Forklift Fleet

Tips To Help Get The Most From Your Forklift Fleet

Whether you have one or one thousand forklifts in your operation, these tips will help you lift your game and gain your company some palatable results...

11/05/2016

Tips To Help Get The Most From Your Forklift Fleet
How To Clean Your Forklift

How To Clean Your Forklift

Forklifts are often treated simply as a tool, left to the elements and expected to carry out any task asked of them. Like any vehicle, however, sometimes a little bit of TLC can go a long way...

04/05/2016

How To Clean Your Forklift
INSIGHT - TMHA Goes ‘Business Class’ With Refurbished Forklifts

INSIGHT - TMHA Goes ‘Business Class’ With Refurbished Forklifts

During 2016 Toyota Material Handling Australia intends to establish a new sales channel exclusively for our rebuilt and refurbished forklifts. The goal is to have one such outlet in every capital city, independent of our new forklift sales centres...

29/04/2016

INSIGHT - TMHA Goes ‘Business Class’ With Refurbished Forklifts
Purchasing v Renting - Which Is Best For You?

Purchasing v Renting - Which Is Best For You?

There is simply no textbook answer to the question ‘should I purchase or rent a forklift?’. There are a few points to consider when deciding which route is the best one for your company since numerous factors determine the need for material handling equipment in the first place...

20/04/2016

Purchasing v Renting - Which Is Best For You?
Forklift Battery Care Tips

Forklift Battery Care Tips

Installing a new forklift battery is not as simple as replacing the batteries in a TV remote control. If you’ve ever seen the sheer size of the battery in your battery-electric forklift, you would realise that these batteries are made to last a long time...

13/04/2016

Forklift Battery Care Tips
Which Type Of Forklift Fuel Is Right For You?

Which Type Of Forklift Fuel Is Right For You?

There are many fuel types for forklifts but do you know what the advantages of each are? The type of application you have may determine whether you purchase a diesel, gas (LPG) or battery-electric forklift...

08/04/2016

Which Type Of Forklift Fuel Is Right For You?
INSIGHT - Forklift Fleet Management Made Simple With I_Site

INSIGHT - Forklift Fleet Management Made Simple With I_Site

You've got to love a Toyota innovation! In my view there was probably never a time when it was enough just to sell a good product. Today, more than ever, all the parameters of Enterprise Resource Planning come into play to ensure that the sale is only one part of the relationship we build with our customers...

30/03/2016

INSIGHT - Forklift Fleet Management Made Simple With I_Site
How To Get The Most From Your Forklift Battery

How To Get The Most From Your Forklift Battery

Recent figures show that battery-electric forklifts accounted for over half of all new forklifts sold last year. However, many battery-electric forklift owners don’t know how to correctly maintain their battery for maximum results...

16/03/2016

How To Get The Most From Your Forklift Battery
Toyota In The Limelight At Forklift Performance

Toyota In The Limelight At Forklift Performance

Forklifts may not be the first thing you'd associate with a contemporary dance performance, but later this month Toyota's newest forklift truck will feature in a breathtaking dance-acrobatic performance on Queensland's Gold Coast as part of the Bleach Festival...

09/03/2016

Toyota In The Limelight At Forklift Performance
Understanding Your Load Capacity

Understanding Your Load Capacity

Not all forklifts are made the same, and one forklift won’t be suited to every task. Because of the variety of uses, there may be some instances where a particular forklift is operating right on its recommended load limit...

01/03/2016

Understanding Your Load Capacity
10 Ways To Be An Efficient Forklift Driver

10 Ways To Be An Efficient Forklift Driver

At TMHA we believe in efficiency for successful operation and maximum productivity. Here are 10 tips to make sure you get the most out of your forklift...

23/02/2016

10 Ways To Be An Efficient Forklift Driver
INSIGHT - by Steve Takacs, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Toyota Material Handling Australia

INSIGHT - by Steve Takacs, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Toyota Material Handling Australia

The decrease in sales of forklifts in 2015 (down 11.6 per cent from 2014) highlights fundamental changes to the logistics industry as a whole and to the forklift sector in particular...

15/02/2016

INSIGHT - by Steve Takacs, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Toyota Material Handling Australia