Darwin's largest family-owned builders' supplier has commissioned two new three-tonne capacity Toyota forklift trucks to boost safety, productivity and machine availability.
Trade Building Supplies Pty Ltd commissioned the two Toyota 32-8FG30 forklifts to load building supplies, including packs of timber, at its Berrimah headquarters.
Sister company Allltools is poised to purchase two new petrol/gas Toyota forklifts this financial year.
The company's very successful roofing-truss plant has a four-tonne payload Toyota forklift.
Company director Darren Treumer said the new three-tonne payload internal combustion forklifts replaced another brand.
"Our family business owns many Toyota vehicles and it made sense to switch to Toyota for the latest forklift purchase," he said.
"Overall, Toyota has a very good name in the Northern Territory and the forklifts always provide good resale value. They even match our company colours.
"Toyota forklifts have excellent safety features and the models we have just purchased have been highly specified, with features such as weighing scales.
"In addition to the quality of the machines, we have the peace of mind of knowing that if we do need a spare part, they're readily available at the local Toyota forklift dealer, Western Diesel.
"Spares availability was an issue with our previous machines," Mr Treumer said.
Trade Building Supplies was founded in 2004 to meet the need for a quality building supply company that focused on 'old school' Australian values and attention to detail.
The company supplies a huge range of building products, from roof trusses to all general building material and hardware items on all types of projects, whether they be residential, commercial or industrial, throughout the Northern Territory
Western Diesel's Toyota Industrial sales consultant Ron Gysberts said the 32-8FG30 forklift has Toyota's System of Active Stability (SAS) for safe manoeuvring and Operator Presence Sensing (OPS), which prevents accidental movement of the hydraulic controls or traction in the event the operator leaves the seat and provides peace of mind for operators and managers.
"In addition, SAS Automatic Fork Levelling Control, ergonomic controls and smooth, quiet operation from the Toyota engine has greatly improved our workplace operations," he said.