Pictured: Toyota Material Handling adds the new Center-Controlled Rider Automated Forklift (left) and Core Tow Tractor Automated Forklift (right) to the company’s industry-leading lineup of optimization services products.
COLUMBUS, Ind. (November 17, 2020) — As the North American leader in material handling innovation, Toyota Material Handling (TMH) continues to raise the bar in forklift automation. This month, North America’s leading forklift brand announced two new automated guided vehicles (AGVs) that add the latest in proven automation technology to existing trusted Toyota products.
Toyota Material Handling’s new Center-Controlled Rider Automated Forklift and Core Tow Tractor Automated Forklift will transform how customers meet their manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution challenges.
“When customers choose to work with Toyota, they gain more than just an automation partner. They get a full-line material handling solutions provider capable of meeting all their material handling challenges,” said Bill Finerty, TMH Senior Vice President of Sales. “We’re here to help our customers through their entire optimization journey.”
The Center-Controlled Rider Automated Forklift and Core Tow Tractor Automated Forklift can each be manually operated when needed but are also powered by Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) natural features navigation. Both products require little or no additional infrastructure or setup and can be integrated into customers’ existing operations safely, seamlessly, and efficiently.
With towing capacities of up to 10,000 pounds for the Core Tow Tractor Automated Forklift and lifting capacities up to 7,000 pounds for the Center-Controlled Rider Automated Forklift, these products are designed to position and maneuver with astonishing accuracy, offering accuracy tolerance ranges as narrow as a half-inch.
Toyota automated forklifts accomplish this by utilizing advanced sensors that also prompt the vehicle to slow or stop when an unmapped object is detected in its path. They are engineered to detect mapped structures behind objects, meaning an errant pallet or object will not interrupt normal operation.
Learn more about Toyota Material Handling’s full line of material handling solutions, including the new Center-Controlled Rider Automated Forklift and Core Tow Tractor Automated Forklift, by visiting ToyotaForklift.com.
About Toyota Material Handling
Toyota Material Handling offers a full line of material handling products proudly assembled in the United States, including forklifts, reach trucks, order pickers, pallet jacks, container handlers, automated guided vehicles, and tow tractors, along with aerial work platforms, fleet management services, and advanced automation engineering and design. Toyota’s commitment to quality, reliability and customer satisfaction, the hallmark of the Toyota Production System, extends throughout more than 230 locations across North America. For more information, visit ToyotaForklift.com.