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Toyota Material Handling Heavy Duty Forklifts Just Got Even Better


In the world of heavy-duty and high-capacity material handling equipment, Toyota is not just a competitive contender—they're the heavyweight champion! Their extensive range, which includes electric forklifts and container handlers, is already a force to be reckoned with.

And now, Toyota has taken their best-in-class High-Capacity Adjustable Wheelbase Forklift and supercharged it with several upgrades. These enhancements have transformed an already robust model into an even more flexible and adaptable solution, all based on direct feedback from industry customers.

Read on to learn what makes this forklift a master of versatility, mobility, and productivity, and prepare to be impressed.

Toyota Adjustable Wheelbase Forklifts


Toyota's lineup of high-capacity forklifts has always been impressive, but when you need to hoist hefty loads of up to 80,000 lbs in tight spaces, there's only one choice—Toyota's High-Capacity Adjustable Wheelbase Forklift. 

These forklifts not only inherit the strengths of Toyota's THD line but also bring an unmatched level of maneuverability to the table. 

There’s a lot to love about these forklifts, but here are the 3 features that make this machine so unique:

#1. Lift and Maneuver

The Adjustable Wheelbase Forklift offers a remarkable combination of lifting power and exceptional maneuverability. It effortlessly handles massive loads while maintaining impressive agility. This remarkable feat is achieved through its unique counterweight design. The rear-mounted counterweight can be hydraulically extended away from the forks, creating more space between the forks and the load. 

That's a recipe for boosting the forklift's carrying capacity, making it your go-to choice for hauling concrete, stone, and more. And when the need arises, this heavyweight champion can gracefully glide through tight turns by retracting that extended counterweight—a level of control that other big forklifts can only dream of!

#2. Work remotely

And when you didn’t think it could get any better, there's more! This forklift comes equipped with a remote control option that lets you operate it from outside the cabin. Imagine being able to adjust your viewpoint as needed to steer clear of obstacles and navigate through cramped aisles with ease. 

Toyota's customized remote control puts you in the driver's seat, even when you're not in the driver's cabin. When you're done, simply stow the remote control in the onboard storage compartment—it's that convenient!

#3. Perfect Vision

High visibility isn’t limited to operations outside the cabin. This Toyota high-capacity forklift can also include one of 3 camera options:

  • Rear-view camera
  • Front-view camera
  • 360-degree operating camera

All 3 cameras feed their visuals to an in-cabin mounted screen, giving operators an unobstructed view in every direction. These cameras prove to be priceless when you're using attachments to move oddly shaped materials like wind turbines.

Toyota Forklift Improvements

The original iteration of this large forklift line had a lot to get excited about. Still, Toyota recently took this product to a whole new level by releasing a series of upgrades.

  • Improved engine performance. The engine is a 2.4 PSI dual-fuel engine. Additionally, the upgraded LP system allows for single or dual-tank usage.
  • Easier maintenance and service. Parts are now standardized throughout the line to improve ease of maintenance and annual service.
  • Better coverage. The Adjustable Wheelbase’s overhead guard updates include a Lexan panel for weather protection, extended coverage, and protected harness routing.
  • New tools. The unit improvements include a capacity calculator with enhanced load ratings and a suite of new job planning tools.
  • Improved hydraulic controls. Electronic hydraulic controls are a new addition to the forklift's hydraulic system. These include hydraulic pressure readings on the touchscreen display.

These upgrades are live and included in new models.

Durable Heavy-Duty Material Handling for Every Industry

The High-Capacity Adjustable Wheelbase Forklift is an exceptional truck for industries that require heavy lifting in tight quarters, such as the concrete, steel, and green energy industries. It is also just one part of Toyota’s extended line of large-capacity forklifts.

Toyota Heavy Duty Forklifts

Toyota's big forklift line has specialized equipment for any job, including:

  • High-Capacity Cushion Forklift
  • High-Capacity Large Cushion Forklift
  • High-Capacity Electric Cushion Forklift
  • High-Capacity Core IC Pneumatic
  • High-Capacity IC Pneumatic
  • Loaded Container Handler
  • Reach Stacker Container Handler
  • High-Capacity Marina Forklift

We understand that each business comes with its own unique needs. Whether you’re looking to buy or rent, let our team of experts help you select the best heavy-duty material handling equipment for your organization.

Our team will assess your requirements on-site to ensure our recommendations fit your facility. To learn more or schedule your on-site assessment, contact us online or visit one of our Mid-South locations:

Arkansas - Jonesboro
Alabama - Dothan, Irondale, Mobile, and Montgomery
Mississippi - Tupelo and Richland
Tennessee - Jackson and Memphis

Further Reading
The Best Heavy-Duty Forklifts for Lumber Yards
We Rent It All, Even Heavy-Duty, High-Capacity Forklifts
The 80V Electric Pneumatic Forklift: Toyota’s Large Electric Forklift Product Review

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