Home' MHD Supply Chain Solutions : MHD Nov-Dec 2014 Contents NTP Forklifts has provided a new
Jungheinrich EFG550s 5000kg capacity
AC counterbalance electric forklift truck
to Eureka Garages and Sheds in Melbourne.
Eureka is a designer and manufacturer of
steel garages, garden sheds, industrial buildings
and other steel roll-formed products.
Like NTP, Eureka is a 100% owned Australian
company, and has been servicing its domestic,
rural and commercial customers for in excess
of 25 years.
The Jungheinrich EFG550S was trialled by
Eureka for the handling of steel coils and other
heavy raw materials. The trial immediately iden-
tified the Jungheinrich EFG as a leap forward in
handling efficiency, productivity and safety from
the IC trucks that Eureka had been using. The
EFG550S being 'shorter' in overall length than
equivalent I/C machines, provided a distinct
advantage in handling space and reduced
product damage to Eureka. The reduction in
energy cost was also a key factor in the decision
for the Jungheinrich counterbalance truck.
The EFG550 range features Jungheinrich's
4th-generation AC technology 'Pure Energy',
which is claimed to be generations ahead of
competitors. This technology provides class-lead-
ing work cycle times and battery run times
for electric forklift trucks. The high 'Ingress
Protection' (IP) electrical rating also provides
high reliability for indoor or outdoor applications.
Other features of the EFG550 range include
'curve control' on cornering, anti-rollback on
gradients, automatic parking brake, and side
battery extraction via the Jungheinrich 'Snap Fit'
system for triple shift applications.
NTP Forklifts Australia is the official partner to
Jungheinrich in Australia, with full sales, rental
and after sales support networks nationwide.
For more information call (03) 8795 5999
or visit www.ntpforklifts.com.au.
The reliability, user-friendliness, adapt-
ability and after sales service of Toyota
forklifts have prompted a burgeoning
Australian transport business to update its
fleet of 8-Series forklifts without even consid-
ering a different brand.
ABC Transport replaced its seven Toyota
62-8FD25 2.5-tonne, engine-powered
counterbalance forklifts with new models
at its Darwin depot, one of the company's
three depot locations.
The company runs a successful line haul
business between Darwin and Adelaide,
servicing businesses and communities -
including remote areas of the Northern Territory,
Western Australia and South Australia - with
general freight requirements.
The seven 8-Series forklifts are used to
unload and load freight to ABC Transport's
prime movers, which deliver and collect freight
at the Darwin depot on a daily basis.
ABC Transport CEO Jamie Eccleston said
Toyota products, which had been in use since
the Darwin depot was established in 2006,
performed above expectation in an environment
where the freight type constantly varied.
"Toyota is the number one forklift for us," Mr
Eccleston said. "We have a lot of freight coming
into Darwin every day and it's always different
because we service a variety of customers.
"The feedback I've received from my
operators is that the Toyota forklifts are easy to
operate and they're also quick and stable, which
means the job gets done efficiently.
"We also see a direct benefit to the business
with Toyotas because they run trouble-free
and we have the support of really helpful after-
"We don't have a lot of time to spare and
when we need service they're in and out
quickly, job done," Mr Eccleston added.
Toyota Material Handling Darwin branch
manager Paul Allen said Toyota's 8-Series
forklifts provided the ability to enhance
efficiency in busy depots where drivers
contended with different types of freight.
"ABC Transport has a great history
with Toyota forklifts going back to when
the Darwin depot was established," Mr
Allen said. "The 8-Series does every-
thing they need, with a tight turning
radius and Automatic Fork Levelling
Control, which is ideal when handling a
wide variety of items.
"The safety features also provide peace
of mind. Toyota SAS detects instability
and corrects it to help prevent tip-overs.
This works hand-in-hand with the Active
Control Rear Stabiliser, which locks the
rear axle if SAS detects any problems.
"Operator Presence Sensing also helps to
prevent dangerous movement by preventing
the forklift from moving unless the operator is
properly seated," Mr Allen added.
ABC Transport is a family-owned business
and was established in 1998 with eight staff
to provide freight services to local and remote
Aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory.
It has achieved significant expansion over the
past 15 years, with the establishment of the line
haul between Darwin and Adelaide in 2005 and
the growth of its workforce to 90.
The company has also accumulated a large
fleet of vehicles, including 30 prime movers.
For more information call 1800 425 438 or
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