The first specialist mushroom wholesaler in the Perth produce markets has commissioned a second Toyota 1.5-tonne payload forklift on the strength of Toyota's dual-fuel capability and service support.
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.
Mr Mews bought his first Toyota forklift, a 32-8FG15, 12 months ago and 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.
Mr Mews said Toyota service was 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.
"In terms of reliability, the Toyota forklifts are virtually bullet-proof," he said.
"We've 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," Mr Mews said.
"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.