The System of Active Stability (SAS)
, which is unique to Toyota and comes standard on most Toyota forklifts
, has been created to assist in safety. Unfortunately, there are some myths floating around about the system simply aren’t true.
Let’s debunk them.
Myth #1: SAS causes forklift operators to drive unsafely.
Truth: Any properly trained forklift operator is capable of operating a forklift safely. Properly trained forklift operators understand that even with SAS, it’s important to operate the forklift safely.
Myth #2: There are 3,000 sensors in the SAS.
Truth: There are only 14 sensors in the SAS. Those 14 sensors automatically monitor the forklift 3,000 times per minute.
Myth #3: SAS must be inspected every 40 hours.
Truth: SAS actually only requires a 30-second check every 250 hours.
Myth #4: Extremely high maintenance costs are associated with the SAS.
Truth: The average cost of a SAS is $17 per year.
Myth #5: SAS causes excess downtime.
There are 200,000 forklifts with SAS today and according to studies, those units have 99.7 percent up-time.
Toyota’s SAS is a positive improvement in forklift operation. Don’t let myths persuade you otherwise.
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