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3 Things to Consider When Renting or Buying a Forklift

Material Handling Best Practices, Tips, Information and More from Toyota

Trying to decide which forklift is right for you? Choosing the right forklift model involves knowing about more than just the truck itself. Here are a few things you’ll want to know before making a purchase:

  • What type of work will you be doing? Material handling equipment comes in all shapes and sizes and different products are built to handle a variety of different tasks, both big and small. A hand pallet jack is great for shifting loads whereas an order picker is used for quickly selecting items for shipment. For more heavy-duty lifting, you’ll need a cushion or pneumatic tire forklift. Toyota’s forklift selector tool can help point you in the right direction.

  • How is your facility structured? Different forklifts lend themselves to various warehouse or distribution center setups. Not sure which forklift is the best fit? A Toyota dealer will make a trip to your facility and perform a site survey to help you determine the best product for your workspace.

  • Will all safety requirements and regulations be met? There is a long list of OSHA safety standards for material handling equipment. Toyota is committed to designing forklifts that meet these standards to provide our customers with guaranteed safety and satisfaction.


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