Review: Toyota 3-Wheel Electric Forklift

Review: Toyota 3-wheel Electric Forklift

Product Name: Toyota 3 Wheel Electric Forklift 
Model Numbers: 8FBE15U-20U, 8FBES15U and 8FBEH18U
Lift Capacity: 3000 – 4000 lbs.
Notable feature(s): Extreme maneuverability, standard wet disc brakes
Price Range:
$27,000 – $34,000  
Value for the money:
Optional Features:

Mini levers ergonomic controls
EZ Control joystick
Blue safety light for pedestrians
Rear assist grip with horn button

Best for: These forklifts are uniquely suited for narrow-aisle warehouses (or any operation with limited space) and barrel operations in wine caves. These machines can turn in less than their own length! Every winery needs one…

Not recommended for: The only downside to these lifts is that they are harder on dock leveler plates and generally require the next weight capacity up.

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Toyota 3-Wheel Electric Forklift Pros & Cons

Pros: The best thing about this forklift is its ability to work in tight areas. Also, this is the only forklift on the market that can be fitted with pneumatic tires OR cushion  tires, making it ideal for indoor/outdoor use and driving between buildings.  

This multi-use lift truck leads the industry in run time, lift/lowering speeds and travel speed. It also comes standard with LED headlights and wet disc brakes. Overall, this forklift is an excellent value for the money.

Cons:  The weight capacity is limited to a max of 4,000 lbs., and the down rating is severe with the solid pneumatic tires.

Hands-on with the Toyota 3-Wheel Electric – Customers choose Toyota’s 3-wheel electric forklift over the competition because of its smooth operation, easy entry/exit and superior visibility.  One customer went on and on about the smooth operation and ultimately chose the Toyota after demoing three other brands! Also, the maintenance on this forklift is extremely low due to its simple design and parts commonality with other Toyota forklift models.

Summary: Overall, the Toyota 3-Wheel Electric Forklift is a great value, multi-function forklift ideal for narrow-aisle warehouses or other operations with tight spaces. Learn more, or read more reviews on Toyota’s website, or request a quote from Total Industries. 

For a limited time, you can trade in any LP, dual fuel, or gasoline forklift and receive a rebate of up to $3,500 when you buy a new Toyota electric forklift.

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