Subscribe to our free, weekly email newsletter!


Lift Trucks: Toyota launches interactive tools and ‘app’ to measure fuel efficiency savings

Smartphone, iPhone And Tablet-enabled app helps users analyze fuel savings and productivity on the go
By Modern Materials Handling Staff
January 27, 2012

Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc. (TMHU) has launched a Toyota Forklift Fuel Efficiency Calculator application (app) to help users estimate fuel efficiency savings and performance for their forklift fleet. The interactive Forklift Fuel Efficiency Calculator is available on iPhones, smartphones, iPads and Android tablets.

“Mobile phones and tablets are an extension of the workplace. This app makes perfect sense to provide businesses instant access to their potential forklift fleet fuel savings, productivity and efficiency gains,” said Melinda Beckett-Maines, national marketing manager for TMHU. “In addition, Toyota’s new ‘mobile-friendly’ website (http://www.toyotaforklift.com) simplifies content and navigation for customers to view information on our products and services from their mobile device.”

The free downloadable app provides users with the ability to enter their detailed material handling specifications. The calculator measures a number of user-specific variables including fuel efficiency, run times per cycle and speed advantage per cycle.

The app then breaks out the detailed fuel efficiency user specs into the following data options:

—Fuel gallons per hour per unit
—Fuel costs per hour, day, week and year per unit
—Fuel efficiency improvement
—Fuel cost savings per unit per year
—Fleet fuel cost savings per year

Run Time Improvement Per LPG Tank
—Run time per tank
—Run time per tank improvement (minutes)
—Run time per tank improvement

Speed Advantage Per Cycle

Average Time Per Cycle
—Performance advantage – each cycle
—Average Cycles per work day (cycles)
—Performance advantage (additional cycles per day)
—Performance advantage per work day


Subscribe to Modern Materials Handling magazine

Subscribe today. It's FREE!
Find out what the world’s most innovative companies are doing to improve productivity in their plants and distribution centers.
Start your FREE subscription today!

Recent Entries

MHI announced the MHI 2015 Innovation and Young Professional Award winners last night at their 70th Anniversary Celebration during ProMat 2015.

Today marks the conclusion of ProMat 2015, four days of comprehensive problem solving and networking to provide solutions to the complex manufacturing and supply chain challenges faced by industry today.

With a record 155,000 square feet of exhibit space reserved by nearly 350 companies back in December 2014, Modex 2016 will continue the show’s expansion in both solution offerings and popularity.

Doosan (Booth 662) highlighted the new BR18/20SP-7 narrow aisle reach truck, its first product in the class. It also showcased its first engine, which replaced third-party engines and is now used in all Doosan products.

During Wednesday’s afternoon keynote address, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, affectionately known as “The Woz,” suggested the future of technology now is every bit as uncertain to him as it was 30 years ago.



© Copyright 2015 Peerless Media LLC, a division of EH Publishing, Inc • 111 Speen Street, Ste 200, Framingham, MA 01701 USA