The humble pallet jack is getting a make-over with Toyota’s latest electric goods handlers. Not only that, but the lower spec LPE200B is cheaper than its predecessor.
Toyota’s product manager, Michael Marks, said the LPE200B was an entry-level machine that would appeal to customers who didn’t need all the available options and who would prefer a more standardised unit for a lower price-point.
Mr Marks said 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,” he said.
“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; they can get their machine shuttling pallets, faster.”
The Toyota LPE200 has a reputation as a fast and robust electric pallet-jack and the LPE200B is set to join it. Both machines are idealy suited for high-performance horizontal transportation, order-picking, docking applications and have pedestrian/walk-behind functionality.
With both models being built by Toyota Material Handling in Sweden, they benefit equally from the famed Quality Durability and Reliability (QDR) resulting from the Toyota Production System.
“TMH Sweden employs the same exacting Toyota Production System used internationally, so you are assured the same high levels of QDR – a cornerstone of our Toyota Advantage – with the new model,” said Marks.
“The LPE200B is a price-point machine, but its productivity, reliability and safety aren’t compromised.”
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