Mushroom wholesaler sticks with Toyota

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The first specialist mushroom wholesaler in the Perth produce markets has commissioned a second Toyota 1.5-tonne payload forklift.

Mushroom wholesaler sticks with Toyota
Mr Mushroom Managing Director Glenn Mews with his Toyota forklift

Mr Mushroom Managing Director Glenn Mews was introduced to the Toyota Material Handling family three years ago when he won a BT hand pallet truck in a raffle at the annual Markets Ball.

Mews, who bought his first Toyota forklift, a 32-8FG15, 12 months ago, has just commissioned a second 32-8FG15 forklift.

Both forklifts have three-stage full free lift 4300mm masts and are fitted with windscreens, an integral side shift attachment, solid tyres, mud flaps and markets-spec lighting.

Mews says Toyota service is his number one priority, followed by the reliability and flexibility of the forklifts.

"The Toyota service centre has a spare forklift, which is an enormous help for a small business if one of our forklifts is being serviced," Mews says.

"In terms of reliability, the Toyota forklifts are virtually bullet-proof," he says.

Mews adds his business has found the dual-fuel option to be really valuable.

"We've had two occasions where there has been a shortage of LPG, but we've continued to operate our forklifts thanks to the dual-fuel option," he says.

"The latest Toyota forklift models have indicators for payload weight and vehicle speed, putting the cream on top of an already good cake."

The 32-8FG15 is one of the most popular forklifts in Toyota's leading-edge 8-Series range.

Safety features of the Toyota 8-Series forklift range include Toyota's System of Active Stability (SAS) and Operator Presence Sensing (OPS) as standard equipment.

Mr Mushroom was launched in 1989 as a second-generation wholesaler.

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