Toyota Material Handling Australia (TMHA) is proud to announce that it has donated five Taylor-Dunn model Bigfoot 48V Burden Carriers to be distributed among Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) locations across Australia.
One unit each will be sent to assist in aircraft ground support and engineering operations at major RFDS hubs in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide and Townsville.
Helping over 1000 people every day, the RFDS has to cover the vast 7.69 million square kilometres that makes up Australia’s backyard with a fleet of 79 aircraft that clocked up nearly 29 million kilometres of cumulative travel last year. It provides emergency medical and primary health care services to anyone living, working, or travelling in rural and remote areas around the country.
In total, more than 337,000 patient contacts were made last year through RFDS clinics, aeromedical transports, and telehealth consults, showing the priceless impact the service has on our most remote and vulnerable communities.
The RFDS relies in large part on the generosity of the wider community to continue its top-shelf service, and the donation of these five Taylor-Dunn machines will help make the jobs of staff a little easier.
Using zero operating emissions electric powertrains, the Burden Carriers can carry up to 1360kg or tow up to 3400kg, while offering a large operator’s compartment, tilted steering and sliding adjustable seats.