A company specialising in imported timber panels has backed the quality and product support of Toyota forklifts in a demanding application.
International Panels, based at Loganholme in southern Queensland, has used Toyota forklifts exclusively since its foundation in 2006. It currently has a 2.5-tonne payload Toyota 8FG25 and a 3.0-tonne payload 8FG30 forklift.
Company principal Peter Wintour said he bought the 8FG30 Toyota forklift specifically to lift double panel packs.
"A double pack weighs 2.8 or 2.9 tonnes, so the three-tonner is lifting near to capacity every day, day in day out. We definitely work them hard," he said.
"Both Toyota forklifts have been absolutely brilliant. It shows at the end of the day that you get what you pay for in material-handling equipment.
"They do a good job; we're so happy with them that we're thinking of buying another one."
Peter Wintour said his positive experience with the Toyota product had been mirrored by his dealings with Toyota Material Handling Australia (TMHA) sales representative Daniel Ford and the service department at TMHA's Brisbane branch.
"Daniel is a good rep and the service department is really organised. We rarely need to call them, but when we did recently to replace a flat battery they were here promptly and gave the forklift a thorough check."
International Panels is a leading wholesale supplier of imported wood-based timber panels. It offers an extensive product range to customers across Australia.
Its staff has more than over 30 years' experience in the manufacture, importation and sale of panel products.
Toyota Material Handling offers Australia's most comprehensive forklift range, drawing on the combined product strength of Toyota, BT Lift Truck and Raymond.
The top-selling Toyota counter-balance forklift range includes gas, diesel and battery electric models across the payload spectrum.
The 8FD25 and 8FG30 models are part of Toyota's leading-edge 8-Series range of counter-balance forklifts.
Safety features of the Toyota 8-Series forklift range include Toyota's exclusive System of Active Stability (SAS) and Operator Presence Sensing (OPS) as standard features.