Toyota drives down costs with new diesel engines

February 7, 2013

Toyota Material Handling introduces a new optimised Toyota Tonero diesel engine with 8% improved fuel efficiency and lower CO2.

The Toyota Tonero range of diesel counterbalance forklift trucks with capacities from 1.5 tonne to 3.5 tonne now offers an 8%* improved fuel consumption and lower CO2, providing efficient engine solutions for customers.

The improved fuel consumption and lowering of CO2 has been achieved on the proven Toyota designed and manufactured 1DZIII industrial diesel engine, specifically designed for forklift trucks. This 36kW diesel engine has been optimised for fuel efficiency with the integration of a new fuel injection pump regulating fuel in the combustion process. This engine also complies with the latest 97/68/EC emissions regulations**.

The new engine is available in all models within the Toyota Tonero diesel range from 1.5 to 3.5 tonne lifting capacities.

Dave Rylance, Counterbalance Product Manager for Toyota Material Handling UK explains,

“From listening to our customers, we understand their need to reduce costs and improve efficiency in their operations, to achieve a more sustainable way of working. With the latest developments in 2013 for our class leading Toyota Tonero diesel engine forklifts we are helping our customers improve further – reducing their operational costs linked to fuel consumption and lowering CO2 emissions.”

With sustainability as a fundamental value of the Toyota Tonero’s design, these trucks are designed and manufactured to be up to 99% recyclable at end-of-life in Toyota’s ISO 14001-certified plant in Ancenis, France.

(*) Based on forklift test pattern VDI2198 with Toyota Tonero 2.5 tonne with pneumatic tyres

(**) Stage IIIa

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