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Toyota - Aichi Expands Aerial Work Platform Line-Up for U.S. Market

Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A, Inc. – the sole distributor of Aichi scissor lifts, and wheeled and crawler boom lifts in the U.S. – announced its expanded product line including four new models of the SV-Series scissor lifts and two models of the SR-Series crawler boom lifts.

“In evaluating the needs of our customers, we enhanced the product portfolio to offer additional products in the popular model sizes,” said Brett Wood, president of Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A. “In addition to providing a quality product, our customers have the confidence of knowing that the product line comes backed by an industry-leading warranty and our reputable network of Toyota Aichi dealers.”
 
Expanded Scissor Lift Line Offers Industry Exclusive Brushless AC Motor, Reduces Maintenance Costs
Toyota Aichi dealers offer four new models of the SV-Series scissor lifts:   15- and 19-foot high models with 30-inch platforms width and 26- and 32-foot high models with 46-inch platform widths. These models are in addition to the two existing models available in 20- and 26-foot heights with 32-inch wide platforms.
 
The entire product line boasts the industry exclusive AC motor drive system featuring brushless technology to provide leading performance with minimum service requirements. The drive system features no directional contactors to maintain and a unique inverter designed to provide longer duty cycles and faster traveling speeds (up to one and a half times better).

Because there are fewer moving parts maintenance is simpler and access is made easier for inspections by mounting major assemblies on swing out panels. Batteries are housed in an easy slide-out compartment for full access. Maintenance costs also are minimized based on the commonality of parts shared throughout the units.

The SV-Series also features a new optional proportional steering system featuring steering wheel control and return to center functions. This allows for steering that is much more intuitive. The steering system on all models has a 90-degree steering angle to allow easy maneuvering in tight workspaces. To make access through low clearance doorways easier, the fold down handrails* result in one of the lowest stowed heights in the industry. And for increased productivity, Aichi scissor lifts offer one of the longest platform extensions in its class with three feet, three inches of additional workspace.

SR-Series Crawler Boom Lift Offers Only Industry Model in Class Size
The SR-Series featuring the SR400C (40 foot) and SR460CJ (46 foot with jib) joins four other 60- and 70-foot crawler boom lift models offered by Aichi.

Featuring a powerful Yanmar diesel engine, this is the only true fully track-mounted models in its class found in the U.S., providing operators greater access to areas requiring a compact unit with very low ground pressure, such as muddy, sandy, or swampy job sites.

With the most extensive model range of crawler boom lifts in the U.S., Aichi products have been tested and designed for rough terrain and allow a 13-inch ground clearance and 57.5 percent gradeability. In addition, all Aichi boom lifts feature a standard harsh environment package featuring wipers on the boom sections, boots on the cylinders, and protection on pivots and bearing points.

The unique three-stage boom structure standard on all Aichi boom lifts allows for the most compact stowed position in the industry. This permits the operator to have a larger working range (from stowed position to horizontal outreach) without ever moving the boom lift.

To help ensure product longevity, Aichi’s boom lifts, with the exception of the ISR models, include a pull out hosing and cartridge system for easy maintenance and protection from external impacts and damage.   
 
Unmatched Warranties**
Aichi builds on the Toyota reputation for quality, durability, reliability and value by offering innovative products and the best warranty in the industry. With two-year basic, three-year hydraulic and five-year structural coverage, Aichi’s warranty provides a much greater coverage period than competitors’ standard warranties and is offered at no extra charge.

About Aichi, A Toyota Industries Company
Since its founding in 1962, Aichi has worked tirelessly to improve work environments in cooperation with its customers to create safer, more efficient and comfortable work sites for industries such as the utility, communication and construction industries.

The company has worked closely with its customers to improve job site methods by creating more efficient equipment tailored to each industry. Toyota Aichi dealers offer industry-leading support in every area of service, including parts, maintenance, financing, rentals and accessories. For more information on Aichi products, please visit www.toyota-construction.com or call 800/852-0024.  

About Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc.
Celebrating more than 40 years of established operations in the United States, Irvine, Calif.-based Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc., (TMHU) has been the No. 1 selling lift truck supplier in the U.S. since 2002 and currently offers a full line of high-quality lift trucks sold under the Toyota brand. Built on a reputation of excellence, Toyota remains popular due to its quality, reliability and durability. Quality is the hallmark of Toyota’s world-renowned Toyota Production System practiced at all Toyota manufacturing facilities, including Toyota Industrial Equipment Manufacturing (TIEM). Most of the Toyota lift trucks, including the 8-Series, sold in the United States are manufactured at TIEM.

Toyota’s commitment to excellence in customer service extends nationwide. Sixty-eight authorized Toyota Industrial Equipment dealers, with a total of 190 dealership locations throughout the United States, offer comprehensive customer service support, including one-stop shopping for both new and Certified Used lift trucks, parts, service and financing. For more information n TMHU, please visit www.toyotaforklift.com or call 800/226-0009.

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