Equipped with an innovative new mast design with lift heights of up to 13 metres, the new BT Reflex series of reach trucks now available on the Southern African market from Toyota Forklift, part of the EIE Group, offer unprecedented levels of productivity and visibility. With radically improved lift capacities, the BT Reflex R, E and O-series enable Toyota Forklift to offer smaller capacity models with the same superior standards of vertical performance as that of the larger capacity trucks.
In addition, the new mast design, together with a newly introduced transparent roof, has enhanced safety and productivity levels by facilitating a clear and unobstructed view to the load. This is made possible by the slim mast profiles with a central lift cylinder, the position of the hoses and the open fork carriage with integrated side shift. Further advantages of the new mast design are the increased reliability from the excellent stability and accurate mast control. The fewer components and greater component protection also result in easier serviceability.
The three new series, the BT Reflex R-series , engineered for performance at height, the unique E-series ,with tilting cab for more precision and comfort, and the flexible O-series for inside and outside work, are available with capacities of 1.4 up to 2.5 tonnes. All three have been designed for smooth control and driver comfort.
The controls, steering, seat and floor are adjustable to suit different drivers, with an enhanced steering function featuring different steering profiles. As the drive wheel is always straight after shutdown, start-up is fast and safe, while the Optimised Truck Performance (OTP) is standard on the range for improved reach control and cornering control.
The tilting cab and Transitional Lift Control (TLC), unique to Toyota reach trucks, have also been improved on the new range. The tilting movement is smoother, which is not only more comfortable when working at height; but also gives better visibility, making load handling more ergonomic, productive and safe. Furthermore, overall performance is improved through greater driver control of the load as maximum load handling speeds can be maintained in operation, resulting in shock-free lifting and lowering.
An additional optional feature on the BT Reflex series is a fork position laser for positioning of the forks in front of the pallet.
“We are delighted to add the new BT Reflex series to our range of best-in-class brands,” says Gary Neubert, EIE Group’s CEO. “The launch of these exciting new models is typical of Toyota’s commitment to continuous improvement and the application of innovative technologies, which have set a benchmark in the market for improved productivity and safety.”
The award winning range of Toyota Forklift and BT branded forklift trucks and warehousing equipment covers applications from loading to horizontal transport, stacking and order picking, all supported by high-quality aftermarket services and ancillary products such as batteries and chargers for forklifts.
The new BT Reflex series of reach trucks from Toyota Forklift offers superior upward visibility.
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