How to Use a Forklift Nameplate to Find Out More about a Forklift

Trevor Cowser - February 1, 2019

As a forklift buyer, you might find yourself in a position where the seller doesn’t know much about the forklift (this, of course, would NEVER happen at JIT Toyota-Lift.) Or perhaps you have a new job that uses a forklift, and no one knows much about it. You can get some very important information from…

How To Select a Forklift Tire – 3 Things to Consider

Trevor Cowser - January 26, 2019

A forklift tire might seem like a small, inconsequential detail in finding the perfect forklift, but choosing the wrong forklift tire could minimize your forklift’s effectiveness.   1) Pneumatic or Cushion – Indoor or Outdoor? This is a primary decision in selecting a forklift  Most forklifts can only use one of these two tires –…

Is an Electric Forklift the Right Choice?

Trevor Cowser - April 25, 2016

Every type and model of forklift has unique advantages.  Safety and productivity require that you use the right forklift for your application.   Electric forklifts are a great fit for warehouses and manufacturing facilities that require primarily indoor use.  If you are concerned about fumes or noise and you operate forklifts indoors, an electric forklift…

Greener Equipment – Small Decisions Big Impact

Trevor Cowser - April 11, 2016

Thanks to advances in technology and thoughtful attention to environmental concerns, buyers have plenty of earth friendly options on industrial equipment.  Toyota Electric Forklifts Orange is the new Green. Electric forklifts can lower maintenance costs up to 30% when compared to traditional propane-powered units. They deliver high performance material handling while producing zero emissions, which…

Determining the Right Forklift for You

Trevor Cowser - September 22, 2015

  You have a heavy job to do and you need a forklift to do the heavy lifting! With that, we know that every job is different and not all forklifts are “one size fits all.” So how do you know which forklift is right for you? Knowing which type of equipment you need will…

Toyota Forklifts Are Award Winning

Trevor Cowser - June 5, 2015

Toyota Industrial Equipment rakes in the awards  annually and tops industry lists when compared to its competitors. Toyota Genuine Parts rank highest among all of its competitors in the 2014 Lift Truck Parts Study run by Peerless Research Group. More than 200 participants in the survey who regularly buy and evaluate forklift equipment placed Toyota’s…

Try it Before You Buy it

Trevor Cowser - December 11, 2013

Before you commit to purchasing a new or used piece of equipment, consider these tips for test driving if first: Drive it Just like you would test drive a car at your local automobile dealership, you can go to the seller’s location and give it a try. It should start and idle well. The gauges should be easy…

Lease or Loan – What is the Difference?

Trevor Cowser - October 30, 2013

The differences between loans and leases can be confusing, even the wording of the two financing instruments can be very close. So which one is right for you? Loan A loan usually requires the end-user to invest a down payment in the equipment. The loan finances the remaining amount. Because the purchaser is considered to…

3 Ways Toyota SAS Prevents Tipovers

Trevor Cowser - October 23, 2013

Over 94,000 lift truck accidents are reported in the US every year. Operator training is essential to reducing that number but it isn’t enough. Toyota decided that the best approach to preventing lift truck accidents is “one that combines the efforts of every person, business and organization involved” and decided take the lead role as a manufacturer. As a…