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Unique to Toyota reach trucks are the tilting cab and Transitional Lift Control (TLC). These already existing features proved their added value in operation and have been improved on the new range. The tilting movement is smoother, which is not only more comfortable when working at high heights; but it also gives the driver better visibility. Load handling is therefore more ergonomic, productive and safe. The TLC feature ensures maximum load handling speeds can be maintained in operation thanks to shock-free lifting and lowering. This gives drivers more control of the load to improve overall performance.
This truck has been designed with the operator in mind. The controls, steering, seat and floor are all adjustable to suit different drivers. The steering function has been improved, with different steering profiles to optimise the driver experience. The drive wheel is always straight after shutdown, ensuring a fast and safe start-up. Optimised Truck Performance (OTP) is standard on the range and offers enhanced reach control and cornering control for increased safety and productivity. The new BT Reflex can be equipped with a fork position laser facilitating positioning of the forks in front of the pallet, reducing damage to goods and infrastructure.
“Our new reach trucks can be further optimised to suit your specific requirements,” says Martin Mimer, Product Management Warehouse Trucks at Toyota Material Handling Europe, “for instance for intensive applications we offer, as on our previous model, Lithium-Ion batteries to improve energy efficiency but also ease of use.
For cold store applications the BT Reflex can be equipped with a fully enclosed cabin ensuring high comfort and productivity in these tough working conditions. These new trucks can also be connected using Toyota’s I_Site technology, creating smart trucks that allow customers to monitor performance of trucks and operators, improving safety and reducing costs.