Does my facility need a stand-up forklift?

A stand-up rider forklift (also known as a stand-up counterbalance forklift) is a versatile class 1 forklift. The stand-up rider forklift is the most versatile forklift Toyota produces. These forklifts are flexible and used in a variety of applications. It has a unique dock-to-stock capability thanks to its best-in-class maneuverability.

The Toyota stand-up rider forklift is powered by a 36-volt electrical system and boasts a lifting capacity between 3,000 – 4,000 pounds. The stand-up rider forklift is a great solution for many industries including:

  • Beverage
  • Food Processing & Storage
  • General Manufacturing
  • Warehousing
  • Retail
  • Cold Storage

Benefits of a Stand-Up Rider Forklift

Quick Entering and Exiting

A reason to consider a stand-up forklift is how easy and quick it is to enter and exit the fork truck. With an 8-inch step height, no seat belt, and low-effort brake pedal, a stand-up forklift is an ideal choice for facilities that require operators to get on and off frequently. Reducing the time spent getting on and off a forklift will result in time and labor cost savings.

Narrow Aisle Performance

The stand-up forklift will easily navigate through 115″ aisles and tight trailers. The stand-up forklift is slightly smaller than the 3-wheel sit-down forklifts.

High Visibility

The sideways stance that an operator uses to operate a stand-up forklift provides great visibility, which will reduce the likelihood of accidents.

Operator Controls

A single-axis multifunction control handle allows operators to control all travel and hydraulic functions with one hand for increased productivity and ergonomics.

What is a Stand-up forklift

Stand-Up vs Sit-Down forklift

The 3-wheel electric forklift and the stand-up rider forklift both offer excellent narrow aisle capabilities, a 3,000 – 4,000 lb lifting capacity, and a 36v AC power system. SO, that begs the question, which is best for you?

If your operator is required to get on and off the forklift continuously throughout the day, then the stand-up rider is right for you. Entering and exiting is much faster and less stressful on an operators’ body. The stand-up rider is also slightly narrower, allowing for a better narrow aisle operating experience. If your application has operators doing a lot of traveling in reverse, the stand-up forklift is a great choice. The stand-up offers better visibility when reversing and a quicker transition from forward to backward travel.

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