1.0 – 3.5 Tonne 8-Series 4-Wheel Forklift

The Toyota 8-Series 1-3 tonne engine powered counterbalance forklift is Australia’s favourite* engine-powered forklift model. Stacked with world class safety features, superior performance, outstanding productivity and user friendly ergonomics, it’s simply first class.

Built Toyota tough, the Toyota 8-Series 1.8 and 2.5 tonne forklifts feature: exclusive System of Active Stability technology, Operator Presence Sensing safety system, Active Mast Function / Automatic Fork Levelling controls, and Wide View Mast for unparalleled visibility.

*Source – AITA statistics YTD Dec 2015

Also known as 1.0 – 3.5 Tonne 8-Series 4-Wheel Forklift.


Safety :

  •  Toyota SAS monitors key forklift operations, detecting and counteracting instability to help reduce the risk of tip-overs.
  • When it senses instability, the Active Control Rear Stabiliser locks the rear axle to help reduce lateral tip-overs.
  • Active Mast Function Controller senses and reacts to instability by limiting mast angle and speed according to the load’s height and weight.
  • The Operator Presence Sensing (OPS) system helps to prevent accidental movement of the forklift and forks when the operator is not seated at the controls. The OPS system senses if the operator is properly seated and at the controls by means of the seat switch. When the operator is properly seated at the controls the seat switch will go “on”.
  • If the operator is not seated at the controls the seat switch will turn “off”, and the OPS system will disable the ability to lower the forks, or tilt forward or back along with all the other loading and unloading movements.

Productivity :

  • SAS Automatic Fork Levelling Control levels forks with the ground for easier pallet retrieval.
  • Wide-view Mast offers an unparalleled view of the forks in any position.
  • Fingertip-controlled Electronic Shift offers quick, convenient shifting between forward and reverse.
  • Tight turning radius increases manoeuvrability in small areas with synchronizing of the steering wheel and angle of rear wheels.

Performance :

  • Toyota’s exclusive industrial 4Y Gasoline Engine provides fuel economy with minimum maintenance and low noise level.
  • 2Z and 1DZ-11 Diesel Engine’s 4 point floating mounting system reduces engine noise.
  • Toyota’s hydraulic lifters help lower engine noise and reduce maintenance.
  • Optional maximum travel speed can be set for optimum performance as well as security while training new employees.
  • Increased structural thickness improves frame rigidity and prolongs service life.

Comfort & Ergonomics :

  • Ergonomically-mounted hydraulic controls allow for comfortable, “eyes forward” operation.
  • Adjustable, ultra-comfortable Operator Restraint Suspension seat with exclusive lumbar support for comfort and protection.
  • Spacious operator compartment with wider foot area helps reduce operator fatigue.
  • The design of the Toyota 8-Series forklift is focused on improving the forward, downward, and upward operator’s visibility. The lower instrument panel, the relocated display, adjustment of the mast width and other factors ensure outstanding forward visibility on the Toyota 8-Series forklift.

Ease of Use :

  • Integrated monitoring system for quicker, easier troubleshooting diagnosis and servicing.
  • Easy-lift engine hood with wide-access design and automatic assist damper provide quick access to the engine.
  • No-tool floorboard removes in seconds for quicker servicing.
  • Swing-Down LPG tank bracket makes switching tanks safe, quick and reduces lifting distance for the operator.


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