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Toyota Material Handling Australia (TMHA) has launched a versatile new reach truck designed to operate on outdoor surfaces.

The new BT Reflex O-Series Reach Truck has a ground clearance of 145mm and super-elastic tyres.

The increased ground clearance means it can operate on rugged, loose surfaces while the specialist tyres provide secure grip on wet or high-temperature asphalt.

TMHA's BT & Raymond national sales and product manager, Dean Watson, said the new BT Reflex O-Series RRE160R adds a new dimension to reach-truck capability.

"It combines the space-saving benefits of a narrow-aisle reach truck with the indoor/outdoor flexibility of a rubber-tyred counter-balance forklift," he said.

"The RRE160R will give customers maximum flexibility, increase productivity and help reduce costs.

"Potential buyers include hardware and garden stores, construction companies, dairy and farm producers, and warehouse operators."

Mr Watson said the BT RRE160R model continues to offer top-level handling performance when working as a traditional reach truck in racking systems.

"It is based on the class-leading BT Reflex R-Series model, with the wheel and gearbox configuration adapted to allow for effective work on outdoor surfaces.

"It has a payload capacity of 1600kg and lift heights up to 7500mm.

"Special features include BT's unique Transitional Lift Control (TLC) system for fast, secure working at height and an advanced driver cab with the BT 'total view' concept.

"The RRE160R also has powerful AC electric motors and 360-degree steering."

Toyota Material Handling Australia offers a one-stop shop solution for material handling needs, with a comprehensive range of Toyota, BT and Raymond forklifts and warehouse equipment.

TMHA has the highest technician training standards in the industry and a national network of 15 company-owned service centres and more than 270 mobile service vans.


Notes to Editors:

Australian Operations
Toyota Material Handling Australia (TMHA) is the Australian subsidiary of TICO. It distributes the TICO leading material handling brands of Toyota Industrial Equipment, BT Lift Trucks and Raymond Forklifts, along with the its range of Huski skid steer loaders. TMHA provides world-leading materials handling products and services to customers across Australia.

Within Australia, almost 50,000 Toyota Industrial Equipment forklifts have been sold, and the brand has been the Australian counter-balance forklift market leader since 1987. Toyota's selection of internal-combustion and battery electric counter-balance forklifts range from 0.9 tonnes right up to a massive 24.0 tonnes.

BT is the world's largest producer of Warehouse Trucks. It has been one of the world's leading warehouse forklift brands for over 50 years, with a range of products committed to increasing productivity and reducing materials handling costs.

The Raymond Corporation is the leading North American provider of Warehouse materials handling solutions that improve space utilisation and productivity, with lower cost of operation and greater ease of use.

TMHA's new BT Reflex O-Series Reach Truck is specifically designed to operate on outdoor surfaces.