02 April 2020
Less is more for new entry-level Toyota electric pallet-jack
A new pared-back version of Toyota Material Handling Australia (TMHA)'s existing Levio LPE200 electric pallet jack, the LPE200B, will come at a more cost-effective price-point when it launches in April.
The new Toyota LPE200B electric pallet jack will come with many standard features including pin-code entry, safety gates, speed control, heavy-duty load wheels and fixed battery-locking.
It will also be warehouse fleet management system-compatible.
TMHA product manager - Warehouse Equipment, Michael Marks, said he expects the Toyota LPE200B electric pallet jack to be more attractive to many customers. "It's an entry-level version and as such will be more competitively priced," said Mr Marks.
"It will appeal to customers who don't need all the available options and who would prefer a more standardised unit for a lower price-point."
He said the models are more alike than dissimilar. "The LPE200 and the new LPE200B are essentially the same machines, having all the standard equipment and usual TMHA service and support.
"The only difference is that the 200B comes as-is; there's fewer additional options available for it. If that's what a customer wants then of course we still have the LPE200, which can be configured with all available options."
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."
Ideally suited for high-performance horizontal transportation, order-picking, docking applications and has pedestrian/walk-behind functionality. The Toyota LPE200 has a reputation as a fast and robust electric pallet-jack and the LPE200B is set to join it.
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 Mr Marks.
"The LPE200B is a price-point machine, but its productivity, reliability and safety aren't compromised."
TMHA's new electric pallet-jack: the LPE200B. The LPE200B is a pared-back version of the existing Levio LPE200 electric pallet-jack and will come at a lower price-point with just a fortnight's lead time - available now.