15 May 2001
LEADING FREIGHT COMPANY MAKES MAJOR TOYOTA FORKLIFT INVESTMENT
Western Australia's fastest-growing road freight company has made one of the State's largest-ever fleet upgrades of forklift trucks.
WA Freightlines has commissioned 11 new Toyota forklifts, to upgrade freight handling capacity at its two Welshpool (Perth) depots.
The new machines are a five-tonne payload Toyota 7FGA50 and ten 2.5 tonne payload 7FG25 trucks.
WA Freightlines has used Toyota forklifts since it began operations a decade ago.
Company principal Serg Casotti said he continued to choose Toyota on the basis of reliability, cost effectiveness, and solid support from WA distributor Liftrite Toyota.
Mr Casotti said the Toyota forklifts had proved extremely reliable and his company had received impressive service from Liftrite, which has been selling and servicing Toyota Industrial Equipment in WA since 1983.
"Without that support, we wouldn't be able to do what we do," he said.
Serg Casotti founded WA Freightlines in 1991 after 11 years as Western Australian general manager for an international express freight company.
"In a decade we've grown from zero to a substantial company with depots in every State and an annual turnover in the tens of millions," he said.
The 11 new Toyota machines are painted in WA Freightlines livery of red, white and black.
All Toyota 7-Series forklifts have advanced features - such as the Toyota System of Active Stability (SAS).
The world-first SAS system monitors key operations, detecting and counteracting instability to lower the risk of forklift rollover, and provides for a safer work environment.
Toyota is the only forklift manufacturer to offer its customers the SAS feature.
Toyota's active control rear stabiliser was designed to overcome the inherent instability of the pivoted rear axle in a conventional forklift truck.
The system detects any lateral instability in the forklift and corrects this instability by momentarily halting rear-axle swing.
It therefore gives Toyota's 7-Series forklifts excellent stability in tight-turning situations, and reduced risk of roll-over.
The result is optimum load-carrying performance coupled with class-leading safety.
For more information about Toyota's range of forklifts, skid steer loaders or tow tractors, Freecall 1800 425 438, or visit Toyota on-line at http://industrial.toyota.com.au
A five tonne Toyota 7F6A50 forklift in operation at one of WA Freightline's Perth depots.