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Toyota launches new generation of heavy-duty stackers.

Toyota Industrial Equipment has introduced a new generation of heavy-duty stackers.

Comprising five models, the 7SLL range is built around the unique Toyota Powerdrive system which significantly improves safety, reliability and performance.

With lift heights up to 5.4m, the 7SLL range ensures accurate and safe handling in congested areas. It is designed for heavy-duty applications where lift height, load weights and frequency of movements are more demanding. Higher drive speeds and electric proportional lifting help increase productivity. A spring-mounted rider platform minimises operator fatigue.

Available with simple roll on / roll off sideways battery exchange, the 7SLL stackers are capable of continuous operation, ensuring maximum productivity in intensive applications. The range features a new stylish design incorporating a more robust chassis, clear view masts to improve all round vision, and light action tiller steering to enhance manoeuvrability.

Nigel Goodwin, Toyota's Warehouse Equipment Sales Support Executive comments: "To further improve driver comfort and efficiency, the 7SLL range includes up-to-date technologies such as the enhanced Toyota Powerdrive system which is also featured on our 7SM medium duty stackers."

Toyota's PowerDrive System provides integration of contact-less controls, CAN bus communication and separately excited motors that deliver higher performance power. The contact-less controls replace more conventional switches and potentiometers that are prone to wear, and the CAN bus communication provides quicker, more reliable transmission of information with reduced components.

A tiller arm provides a user-friendly interface between the operator and the Powerdrive system. This maximises driver comfort and helps reduce errors caused by operator fatigue. A digital display on the tiller gives the operator essential information, including battery energy level updates. Truck operational parameters such as drive speed and braking performance can also he easily programmed through the tiller arm to match the capability of the operator and the needs of the workplace.

Also included is Toyota's Powertrak system which automatically adjusts the drive wheel pressure to the load weight and lift height to provide better traction and stability.

Nigel Goodwin comments: "The 7SLL range is highly effective for a variety of tasks including stacking, double stacking, horizontal transportation, and loading / unloading of lorries at docking stations. It is ideal for operations that handle heavier loads at higher lift heights such as the manufacturing, retail and distribution industries.

"The 7SLL trucks significantly enhance Toyota's range of powered stackers and have been designed to meet the changing requirements of the market. The new design and additional features will ensure customers achieve greater levels of safety and improved productivity through more accurate handling."

Contact Toyota Industrial Equipment on tel: 0800 676611 or visit
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Publication:Food Trade Review
Date:Aug 1, 2005
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