TMHA launches new entry-level electric pallet jack

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A new pared-back version of Toyota Material Handling Australia (TMHA)'s existing Levio LPE200 electric pallet jack, the LPE200B, will come at a more cost-effective price-point when it launches in April.

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The new Toyota LPE200B electric pallet jack will come with many standard features including pin-code entry, safety gates, speed control, heavy-duty load wheels and fixed battery-locking.

It will also be warehouse fleet management system-compatible.

TMHA product manager - Warehouse Equipment, Michael Marks, says he expects the Toyota LPE200B electric pallet jack to be more attractive to many customers.

"It's an entry-level version and as such will be more competitively priced," Marks says.

"It will appeal to customers who don't need all the available options and who would prefer a more standardised unit for a lower price-point."

He said the models are more alike than dissimilar. "The LPE200 and the new LPE200B are essentially the same machines, having all the standard equipment and usual TMHA service and support.

"The only difference is that the 200B comes as-is; there's fewer additional options available for it. If that's what a customer wants then of course we still have the LPE200, which can be configured with all available options."

Marks says another advantage of the 200B is a reduction in lead-times.

"We can keep them readily in stock because we know there's no need to change their configuration.

"It's pretty standard to have a factory lead-time if you've ordered a customisable LPE200, but with the LPE200B we will be holding stock. And that's nationally. So, there's a substantial speed-to-market benefit for customers."

The LPE200B is ideally suited for high-performance horizontal transportation, order-picking, docking applications and has pedestrian/walk-behind functionality. Both the LPE200 and LPE200B are manufactured at Toyota Material Handling in Sweden under Toyota’s Quality Durability and Reliability (QDR) system.

"TMH Sweden employs the same Toyota Production System used internationally, so you are assured of the same high levels of QDR - a cornerstone of our Toyota Advantage - with the new model," Marks says.

"The LPE200B is a price-point machine, but its productivity, reliability and safety aren't compromised," Marks concludes.

 

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