NSW fruit, vegetable business commissions new Toyota forklift truck

Posted by Rita Mu

Family fruit and vegetable business, Leisure Coast Fruit and Deli, has commissioned the new 1.8-tonne payload Toyota 8-FG18 forklift at its Fairy Meadow store in Wollongong, New South Wales.

The business, established more than 40 years ago by Alex Braidotti, has used Toyota forklifts for the last 20 years.

Managing director of the company, Michael Braidotti, said Toyota’s reliability was a key factor in the latest purchase decision.

"Toyota forklifts are made to go day after day," he said. "We have one 20-year-old Toyota forklift and it still starts every morning – they’re definitely good machines.

"You look at the forklifts and you see the attention to the finer points: there are handles where you need them, the steering wheel is small, the foot-operated parking brake is easy to use and the bodywork panels are metal rather than plastic.”

Braidotti said Toyota forklifts were particularly comfortable and easy-to-use for operators who spent long hours in the warehouse.

“There’s a rear-pillar assist grip for use when reversing, and that handle has a built-in horn button – another operator-friendly feature,” he said.

According to Toyota, the 8-FG15 is one of the most popular forklifts in the company’s 8-Series range.

Safety features of the Toyota 8-Series forklift range include Toyota’s System of Active Stability (SAS) and Operator Presence Sensing (OPS) as standard equipment.

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