Forklift Truck OFS increases Lesotho footprint.

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FTOFS continues to serve neighbouring country

Lesotho, our neighboring country encircled by South Africa’s Free State, Kwa-Zulu Natal and Eastern Cape provinces provides a network of rivers and mountainous ranges flowing throughout the land, but where there is beauty comes brawn. Forklift Truck OFS has long been providing services within the Lesotho region, with Maseru, Mafeteng, Quthing and Maputsoe increasing their industrial equipment needs yearly, which means we have been needed to step up our game as well.

We are extremely happy to have added a couple more units to our existing and new customer base this year. The likes of CTM Maseru stepping out of the past and into the future with the purchase of their all-new advanced tech 8FBN25 electric forklift, the latest in electrically powered lifting equipment surge past the rest of its competitors, with longer operating time, higher water and rain resistance and even quicker charging times. Shoprite Checkers and Formosa Textiles another couple of our recent customers are sticking with and going for the more traditional diesel-powered forklifts from our 1.8 up – 3.0 ton capacities to make moving and lifting their products a breeze.

 

There are several other smaller businesses all across Lesotho that are looking at growing themselves and are slowly but surely moving towards having the premier quality lifting equipment brand taking care of them. We are extremely happy that we have been given this opportunity and we look forward to continuing to supply the best products and services within central South Africa. We are excited to see the growth so far and foresee a lot more potential in the time to come.

Our field service technicians have their passports ready are in the area 2-3 times a week and within a 2 hour turn-around time in emergency situations, we can be right on the Basotho doorstep.

Whether it’s a need for parts, services or breakdowns Forklift Truck OFS is there for you.

National Heritage Day Toyota Forklift

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Heritage-Day Toyota Forklift.

On the 24th of September every year, Heritage day, South Africans across our rainbow nation come together to celebrate the culture and diversity of our nation. South Africans celebrate this day by remembering the heritage of the many different cultures that make up our land. Numerous events are set up on the day and most of the population part take in their very own ‘’braai’’ and since the occasion, most locals have redubbed the National Heritage day name into National Braai day or Braai4Heritage.

To commemorate the occasion, Forklift Truck OFS have taken one of their 8FD25 8 Series Toyota Forklifts and fitted it with a custom-designed very local and very lekker, proudly South African paint job.

The cabin is kitted with the bands of red and blue which is separated by the central green. Custom lettering and even a bright set of red forks and a yellow backrest were also fitted to complete the overall look.

Pick ‘n Pay Hyper Fichardt Park renews Toyota forklifts

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Pick 'n Pay Hyper Fichardt Park renews Toyota forklifts

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For decades, Pick n Pay Hyper has provided the best products and brands to South African consumers. However, what we as everyday South Africans might not be aware of , is what happens behind the stores bakery and butchery or what can be found beyond the towering shelves. Just outside, at the back of these stores, lines of trucks are ready to offload the latest and freshest batch of products.

Around 20 years ago the Pick ‘n Pay Hyper in Fichardt Park, Bloemfontein started off with a pair of 6 series Toyota forklifts. These workhorses were used daily assisting with the offloading, re-stacking and “longer distance” moving of the stock on the premises. Having well skilled operators and regular maintenance proved to be invaluable, as these two Toyota’s truly did stand the test of time. With a little over 50 000 collected hours on the two forklifts, it was time to exchange the 6 series Toyota’s and replace them with newer units, the 8 Series 1.8 ton Toyota forklift.

On the 23rd of August 2016 a new era dawned for Pick ‘n Pay Hyper in Fichardt Park as Forklift Truck OFS delivered the two new 8 Series 1.8 ton Toyota Forklifts. As the truck lowered down the new equipment, the operator’s faces filled with joy, for them who spend most of their day behind a Toyota Forklift steering wheel it was an exciting time. Their joy at the arrival of the new Toyota Forklifts added a sentimental feel to the occasion.

Here’s to another 20 years of Toyota forklifts lifting Pick ‘n Pay from strength to strength.

Bobcat Backhoe Loader- B570

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Bobcat Backhoe Loader- B570

Turn your Bobcat® loader into a powerful excavator with the digging force of the backhoe attachment.

With a full line of backhoe models for all sizes of Bobcat loaders, the backhoe is a part-time attachment that can handle full-time excavating jobs. It operates with minimal ground disturbance, which is ideal for working in sensitive areas. You can also use the same buckets available for excavators. Choose the right bucket width for your job type.

Specifications

Top Tasks

  • Complete excavation jobs at landscaping and nursery sites
  • Dig sewage systems and septic tanks
  • Complete water and power line maintenance

How it Works

Fit your backhoe attachment to your loader. Lock the latch-arms to the mounting frame. Secure the safety chain. Hook up the backhoe to your loader’s auxiliary hydraulics. Then attach your bucket. Multiple bucket widths are available to fit any excavating job size. When you’re done, easily load the attachment into your trailer.

Features

  • Digging Depth: With a full line of backhoe models for all sizes of loaders, the backhoe attachment features digging depths from 6 to 11 feet, ideal for maximizing the combination of excavating performance and carrier versatility.
  • Easy to Transport: Moves from one job to the next with ease, allowing maximum attachment use without hassle.
  • Excellent Down-Hole Visibility: Offers clear visibility when operating the backhoe attachment, allowing for more efficient and accurate operation.
  • X-Change Mounting Attachment System: Multiple excavator bucket widths offer the best fit for any excavating job size.

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New Range of Backhoe Loaders for Africa

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Bobcat-backhoe-loaderBobcat has launched a new range of backhoe loaders for sale in markets in the Middle East and Africa. Comprising four models – the B700, B730, B750 and B780 – the new Bobcat backhoe loader range offers a choice of different specifications for diverse applications in construction, utility, rental, roadworks, demolition, excavation, landscaping and agriculture.

All four models are powered by the Perkins 1104C-44T 4.4 l engine with direct fuel injection and a best-in- class output of 74,5 kW of power at 2 200rpm and maximum torque of 408Nm at 1 350rpm. The Perkins engine features a high-quality filtration system for longer life, and its single-side service components mean that maintenance and daily checks are easy to carry out as they are on the rest of the machine.

The units come with a standard two-year powertrain warranty .

There is a choice of four-speed synchroshuttle, powershift or auto powershift transmissions in the different models to meet various applications including those requiring a significant amount of directional changes on site. Gear shifts are smooth and precise and help to maximise fuel efficiency. This is combined with a top speed of 40km/h and extra added features/options such as return to dig, ride control and more for increased productivity.

All the models have an open centre hydraulic system and are equipped with tandem gear pumps with high flow capacities of 136l/min in the B700 and 154l/min in the B730, B750 and B780 models, respectively. An unloader valve is featured as standard on all the models as is the electrohydraulic differential lock, with a limited slip differential being used on the B730 and B750 models. All the new Bobcat backhoe loaders are supplied with class-leading Michelin tyres.

The B700 and B730 offer a choice of an open canopy or an enclosed cab, while the B750 and B780 are all equipped as standard with an enclosed cab. The cab is easy to enter/exit; has a fully adjustable operator’s seat with all the controls within close reach, leading to less fatigue through greater comfort and more productivity; a tiltable steering column; a high performing optional HVAC system and excellent all-round visibility for the operator.

The driver also benefits because they can learn to operate the loaders very quickly, with simple, ergonomic controls, clear dashboard layouts and audible and visual warnings for guidance. All four backhoe loaders are very manoeuvrable and they can easily negotiate obstacles on job site.

The B700 is an entry-level machine which includes many of the features of the next model in the range, the B730 – it is driven via a synchroshuttle transmission; it has ‘Cab and Canopy’ and ‘2WD or 4WD’ options; and it has a single loader bucket cylinder with a full cylinder diameter to increase breakout force and reduce maintenance costs with fewer hoses and fittings.

The B730 is driven through a standard powershift transmission, and controlled by mechanical levers – this model is equipped with 18 inch front tyres and has 2-wheel steer. Double loader bucket cylinders provide superior breakout force and reduce maintenance costs by using a bolt type cylinder head design. The B750 has the same features as the B730, except for 20 inch front tyres and a hydraulic joystick control system.

The B780 has the same features as the B750 and is driven through a standard auto powershift transmission, producing a highly manoeuvrable, 4 equal-sized wheel backhoe loader that can be steered using three different modes: 2-wheel steer, 4-wheel steer and crab steer.

The low-effort loader joystick controls in the B750 and B780 provide precise control and comfort to enable operators to work for longer periods and increase productivity.

Ground clearances of 385 mm in the B780 and 400 mm in the B700, B730 and B750, together with a 25° back ramp angle, provide excellent climbing performance over steep slopes.

Bobcat backhoe loaders are designed to provide easy and quick access to the engine compartment and other locations to service and maintain components at ground level by simply removing the side panels. Refuelling of the tanks is also accomplished from ground level and the tanks are protected with a lock matching with the ignition key.

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Toyota launches three new products

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Toyota launches three new products

Toyota Industrial Equipment introduced several new products to its customers and dealers this month including a new Reach Truck, a new 80-Volt Electric and a High-Capacity IC forklift.

The latest product launch culminates months of product development, with eight new Toyota models and services introduced in the last two years.

New Reach Truck

Toyota’s new Reach Truck, available in 2,500 -4,500 lb. capacities, features more than 500 engineering changes to increase quality, reliability and durability. The new forklift includes extended service intervals and an increased powertrain warranty of 3 years / 6,000 hours.

“With the increasing demand for warehouse products, the timing was right for a new Reach Truck,” said Toyota’s Director of Product Planning, Technical Services and Warranty Cesar Jimenez. “During field trials, customers noticed increased performance, operators competed over who got to drive it, and warehouse managers loved the quality.”

Orders begin now with first customer shipments in early December.

New 80-Volt Electric

Toyota’s new 80-Volt Electric forklift is available in 4,000 – 7,000 lb. capacities. Designed to work outdoors, 80-Volt forklifts offer reduced maintenance, improved ergonomics and increased productivity, and are proven to have twice the run time as 36- and 48-volt models.

“Toyota’s AC technology combined with 80-Volt power creates an electric forklift that rivals an Internal Combustion truck,” said Toyota’s Electric Product Planning and Product Support Manager Scott Carlin.

Orders begin next month and production begins in the first quarter of 2016. Click here to watch a video of Toyota’s new 80-Volt Electric forklift.

New High-Capacity IC Forklift

Toyota’s new High-Capacity IC forklift, available in 22,000 – 72,000 lb. capacities, is made for ports, lumber, oil and gas, and any other industries where high-capacity forklifts are used.

“Toyota’s new High-Capacity IC forklifts demonstrate to our customers that Toyota is truly committed to its role as a full-line supplier and solutions partner.” Said Toyota’s Special Product Sales Manager Alan Dotts.

First orders begin now with first customer shipments in December. Click here to watch a video of Toyota’s new High-Capacity IC forklift.

About Toyota Industrial Equipment

Proudly manufactured in the United States, Toyota Industrial Equipment offers a full line of material handling solutions including forklifts, automated guided vehicles, fleet management services and tow tractors. Toyota’s commitment to quality, reliability and customer satisfaction, the hallmark of the Toyota Production System, extends throughout more than 220 locations in North America. For more information, visit www.toyotaforklift.com.

Bobcat Telehandler – T35105 IIIB

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Bobcat Telehandler - T35105 IIIB

The T35105 is a 10 m compact telescopic handler available in two different versions. The T35105L incorporates the frame-levelling system.

True Compact middle lift models, the T35105 and T35105L supply outstanding performances in the class of Telescopic Handlers

Specifications

Machine Details

SIMPLICITY
An easy-to-use machine means better performance, higher productivity and, ultimately, safer operation. The T35105 and T35105L models feature the latest in this field with the implementation of a wide range of features.

OPERATOR-FRIENDLY CONTROLS

  • Ergonomic controls array ensures all vital machine controls are within arm’s reach – providing an extra level of safety and operational control
  • Digital display provides easy and quick overview of the machine’s performance
  • Continuous frame-levelling angle on LCD display – when leveling function is activated, the LCD screen automatically shifts and shows the angle
  • Semi-automatic wheel alignment provides automated assistance to the operator, ensuring the wheels are always aligned when changing between the 3 steering modes
  • Battery disconnect

VISIBILITY

  • Higher cab ensures optimum visibility all around
  • Larger rear-view mirror opens the rear-view field of vision to give the operator better spatial awareness
  • Curved front window provides better visibility of the attachment at height
  • Cab door with window above and below handlebar for optimum visibility when manoeuvring close to walls or other obstacles
  • More open cab environment helps prevent operator fatigue

FNR CONTROL ON JOYSTICK

  • Forward/Reverse control on the joystick provides maximum control of the machine at your fingertips
  • For even greater safety and productivity, operator selects the driving direction at the touch of a button, while still keeping a grip on both the steering wheel and the joystick

COMFORT

  • New cab designed with the operator at the centre provides an exceptional work environment with a new level of comfort
  • New generation control panel improves ease-of-use of machine features
  • Adjustable steering wheel column for maximum operator comfort
  • Comfortable mechanical or air-suspension seat

CONFIDENCE
The new T35105 and T35105L compact telehandlers provide a new level of confidence…confidence in the machine, in its performance and safety, and in its robustness. This is achieved by applying the rigorous Bobcat development standards across all functions on these new models.

IMPLEMENTING BOBCAT STANDARDS

  • New generation cooling package ensures smooth and stable control of the hydraulic oil temperature and optimises hydraulic hose life
  • Complete protection of the tilt cylinder within the boom head ensures minimum risk of damage and maximum operator safety
  • New generation wear pads for better wear resistance
  • Safe and smooth management of over-speed ensures maximum durability and uptime
  • Implementation of optimised electronics architecture
  • • New generation hydraulic routings within the frame reduce potential leak points (such as fittings) by 18%
  • IP67 rated controllers on the hydraulic main valve

ACTIVE DIAGNOSTICS SYSTEM

  • Maximum Uptime – the Active Diagnostics of the hydraulic main valve monitors 3 critical parameters (spool position, voltage control, and sensor monitoring):
    • Spool position – if the spool is requested to be open and it’s not open, the spool is turned to neutral – ensuring full control of movements
    • Voltage control – if harness issues arise, the spool is moved to a neutral position to prevent any unexpected movements
    • Sensor monitoring – continuous monitoring of the sensor itself, so that, if it fails, the spool will be turned to neutral
  • In the case of hydraulic failure, the system ensures that the machine remains within safe limits

BOOM & FRAME DESIGN

  • Box-welded frame to meet rough terrain conditions and intensive use
  • Shielded bottom plate along the entire length protects vital components
  • Reinforced Quicktach carrier
  • Smart boom design for optimum use and maintenance
  • Protected road lights in C/W

PERFORMANCE
True compact middle lift models, the T35105 and T35105L deliver outstanding performances in the class of Telescopic Handlers.

COMPACTNESS

  • Best-in-class compact 10 m Telescopic handler
  • Optimal steering capabilities, with minimum steering angles, make the machine extremely maneuverable and easy to position at any job site
  • Very short turning radius with no rear overhang
  • Where the wheels go, the machine goes

FRAME LEVELLING

  • The front oscillating axle piloted by a hydraulic ram is used as a conventional frame-levelling device:
    • +/- 6°up to 50° boom angle
    • +/- 2°above 50° boom angle
  • Thanks to the machine’s overall stability, and whatever the boom angle, the hydraulic ram proportionally controlled can be useful to side-shift

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Bobcat Skidsteer Loaders – s570

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Bobcat Skidsteer Loaders - s570

With the new Bobcat loaders, there’s a difference you can see – and a difference you’ll experience on the job. They have a completely re-engineered cab that keeps you comfortable, with superior power and hydraulic performance that will help you do more, do it faster and better. 

The S530, S570, S590 and T590 models feature vertical lift path boom arms particularly suited to lift and carry as well as material-handling applications. The new vertical lift path loaders offer an increased lift height compared to the previous generation of machines and, combined with an optimised lift arm design, provide operators with the ability to lift heavier loads higher, making it easier to clear high-sided truck boxes and hoppers, as well as placing pallets loaded with heavy materials.

Specifications

Machine Details

Premium cab for more operator comfort
Bobcat already has the best cabs on the market with the largest cab space in the industry, but when we re-engineered our loaders, we went even further. The new cab, with new positioning and design for better visibility, is the best one yet. Bobcat increased the cab space by 10% – with more room for your arms, legs, shoulders, head and feet. It’s not just bigger; it’s quieter. The sound within the cab is reduced by more than 60% for a more comfortable working environment.

Superior performance
If you want big performance in a smaller package, this is the loader for you. And, we’ve further enhanced the machine with 20% stronger hydraulics for improved attachment performance. Increased fuel capacity, more powerful and brighter lighting and many other features will save you time and effort on the job.

Durability
Bobcat loaders are known the world over for their rugged durability. Thanks to heavy-duty construction, component protection and a superior design, the Bobcat loader outperforms others, maximizes up-time, offers more comfort and is still the easiest and fastest to service.

Serviceability
Easy access to routine maintenance points – so daily maintenance is done quickly and easily. The swing-open tailgate and the transverse mounted engine provide one-sided serviceability. Cab tilt provides easy access to the hydraulics. All result in unmatched access to routine and long term maintenance points.

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Bobcat Skidsteer Loaders – s510

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Bobcat Skidsteer Loaders - s510

With the new Bobcat loaders, there’s a difference you can see – and a difference you’ll experience on the job. They have a completely re-engineered cab that keeps you comfortable, with superior power and hydraulic performance that will help you do more, do it faster and better. Add to this simplified maintenance and serviceability and a completely new engineering design coupled with improved durability that further increases up-time.

The S510 and S550 models are radius lift path loaders, combining excellent maneuverability in tight areas with the reach and visibility needed for applications such as dumping materials over walls, back-filling or loading flatbed trucks.

Specifications

Machine Details

S510 – Serious reliable skid steer loader

  • Higher performance
  • Best working conditions
  • Increased hydraulic power

Power meets comfort!
With the new Bobcat loaders, there’s a difference you can see – and a difference you’ll experience on the job. They have a completely re-engineered cab that keeps you comfortable, with superior power and hydraulic performance that will help you do more, do it faster and better. Add to this simplified maintenance and serviceability and a completely new engineering design coupled with improved durability that further increases up-time.
The S510 and S550 models are radius lift path loaders, combining excellent maneuverability in tight areas with the reach and visibility needed for applications such as dumping materials over walls, back-filling or loading flatbed trucks.

Premium cab for more operator comfort
Bobcat already has the best cabs on the market with the largest cab space in the industry, but when we re-engineered our loaders, we went even further. The new cab, with new positioning and design for better visibility, is the best one yet. Bobcat increased the cab space by 10% – with more room for your arms, legs, shoulders, head and feet. It’s not just bigger; it’s quieter. The sound within the cab is reduced by more than 60% for a more comfortable working environment.

Superior performance
If you want big performance in a smaller package, this is the loader for you. And, we’ve further enhanced the machine with 20% stronger hydraulics for improved attachment performance. Increased fuel capacity, more powerful and brighter lighting and many other features will save you time and effort on the job.

Durability
Bobcat loaders are known the world over for their rugged durability. Thanks to heavy-duty construction, component protection and a superior design, the Bobcat loader outperforms others, maximizes up-time, offers more comfort and is still the easiest and fastest to service.

Serviceability
Easy access to routine maintenance points – so daily maintenance is done quickly and easily. The swing-open tailgate and the transverse mounted engine provide one-sided serviceability. Cab tilt provides easy access to the hydraulics. All result in unmatched access to routine and long term maintenance points.
Premium cab for more operator comfort
Bobcat already has the best cabs on the market with the largest cab space in the industry, but when we re-engineered our loaders, we went even further. The new cab, with new positioning and design for better visibility, is the best one yet. Bobcat increased the cab space by 10% – with more room for your arms, legs, shoulders, head and feet. It’s not just bigger; it’s quieter. The sound within the cab is reduced by more than 60% for a more comfortable working environment.

Superior performance
If you want big performance in a smaller package, this is the loader for you. And, we’ve further enhanced the machine with 20% stronger hydraulics for improved attachment performance. Increased fuel capacity, more powerful and brighter lighting and many other features will save you time and effort on the job.

Durability
Bobcat loaders are known the world over for their rugged durability. Thanks to heavy-duty construction, component protection and a superior design, the Bobcat loader outperforms others, maximizes up-time, offers more comfort and is still the easiest and fastest to service.

Serviceability
Easy access to routine maintenance points – so daily maintenance is done quickly and easily. The swing-open tailgate and the transverse mounted engine provide one-sided serviceability. Cab tilt provides easy access to the hydraulics. All result in unmatched access to routine and long term maintenance points.

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Bobcat Excavator- E80

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Bobcat Excavator- E80

The Bobcat E80 is a reduced tail swing design compact excavator with an operating weight around 8.5 tonne which is the largest compact excavator in the Bobcat® lineup.

This model is equipped with an engine package for the non-European countries that does not require the Stage 3B engine emission regulation. This model features a spacious cab for all the comfort needed and with powerful hydraulics for all the demanding applications. To accommodate the customer requirements this model offers the optional steel tracks, long arm and the third auxiliary hydraulic lines.

Specifications

Machine Details

Durable and reliable power source
The Bobcat E80 is powered by the reliable 40.7 kW Yanmar engine to deliver the performance when needed. Together with the auto-idle feature the Bobcat E80 has improved its fuel efficiency while maintaining productivity.

Large and comfortable operator environment
The Bobcat E80 is a reduce tail swing design compact excavator with an operating weight around 8.5 tonne. Even though it’s compact design, the Bobcat E80 offers a spacious cab enhancing the operator comfort, meanwhile maintaining great stability.

Smooth and powerful operations
The closed center hydraulic system offers a great balance between speed and smooth operations together with great digging forces, resulting in accurate controllability and high productivity.

Safety features for safe operations
The standard boom and arm load holding (safety) valves will prevent the workgroup from dropping down in the event of a hose rupture on one of the cylinders. An overload warning device is included in order to warn the operator of any unstable situation.

Easy Maintenance Access
The large right-hand side cover allows easy access of the daily service and maintenance points. The cab can be tilted forward within a few minutes without special tools to gain access to the main valve when service is required.

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