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Container Handler FAQs

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


  • Where are container handlers most frequently used?


Container handlers are most commonly used in ports and terminals where containers are shipped and received.

  • What is the maximum load capacity for both the Toyota Loaded Container Handler and Empty Container Handler?


The Toyota Empty Container Handler has a maximum load capacity of up to 22,000 lbs. with the optional twin pick attachment and the Loaded Container Handler has a maximum load capacity of 90,000  lbs.

  • What engine powers the Toyota Container Handler?


The Toyota Empty Container Handler is powered by the Cummins 6.7 Liter, 240 HP turbocharged diesel engine, Tier III Compliant and the Loaded Container Handler is powered by the Cummins QSM-11, 335 HP turbocharged diesel, Tier-compliant. Tier 4i engines are also available as options and Tier 4F engines are currently available through Toyota Special Design Requests and will be available as options in the near future.

  • What kind of mast do these forklifts use?


The container handlers are complete with a wide-view mast with nested cylinders and chains for increased visibility. High-load, wear resistant composite plastic side thrust bearings have been added for improved performance and life.

  • Can I maneuver two containers at once with the Toyota Container Handler?


The Toyota Empty Container Handler comes standard with a side-post attachment that extends/retracts to handle 20 and 40-foot empty containers and double stacking can be done with the optional twin pick attachment. The Loaded Container Handler is not able to maneuver two containers at once.

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