Toyota Forklifts Stay on Top in 2012

2012 marked the 12th straight year that Toyota Industries Corporation (TICO) was named the world’s number one manufacturer and supplier of materials handling equipment.  This information comes from German material handling magazines Logistik Journal and DNF Intralogistik and is no surprise to us at Our parent company, Bahrns Equipment, is an authorized Toyota Forklift dealer and we are authorized by Toyota to sell Toyota Certified used forklifts, so we are very familiar with Toyota’s incomparable quality standards and value for money.

According to industry sources, several factors are responsible for Toyota’s remarkable track record:

• Customer service from sales to after-sales service and support.
• An unflinching commitment to quality.
• Efficient manufacturing processes that keep quality standards high and costs down.
• A sincere commitment to environmental responsibility.

The fact that Toyota outsells its competitors year after year is proof enough that these are not just empty marketing slogans, but facts backed up by thousands of satisfied customers.

At Bahrns Equipment and, we are proud to be authorized to sell Toyota’s new and reconditioned forklifts. We are proud because Toyota is as careful about choosing who they authorize to sell their products, as they are about their manufacturing process and customer service. After all, we represent TICO whenever we present one of their new or used forklifts to a potential customer, and their good name depends partially on us.

What’s the Toyota Certified Reconditioned Forklift Difference?

In order to qualify for the Toyota Certified Reconditioned Forklift “seal of approval,” a used forklift must be put through an exhaustive 103-point checklist and pass every test or have the lift truck repaired where repairs are needed. If replacement parts are needed, they must be genuine Toyota OEM parts. When the forklift has been fully inspected and repaired, Toyota’s 1-year/2000-hour Powertrain warranty can be issued to the used forklift buyer.  This lucky customer is getting a quality used Toyota forklift at a fraction of the cost of a new lift truck.

If you’re looking for a reconditioned Toyota forklift that comes with an even more extensive Carriage-to-Counterweight service agreement, look for a model that is less than 72 months old and has been in service for fewer than 12,000 hours. While both the Powertrain and Carriage-to-Counterweight warranties cover a wide range of lubricated parts, the extended warranty covers an even wider range.

For more information about the Toyota reconditioned forklift difference, read About Toyota Certified Reconditioned Forklifts on our main site. After that, browse through our selection of used and reconditioned forklifts and find one that suits your needs.

Not all of the forklifts offered on are Toyota Certified Reconditioned Forklifts. In fact, you will also find forklifts in “as-is” condition as well as “Guaranteed Operational” forklifts from most major brands. What you won’t find are forklifts with vague descriptions that give you no confidence in the condition of the forklift you are buying. All of the used lift trucks offered for sale on our site have been thoroughly inspected and their defects listed, so you know what you are buying before you buy it. That’s the Reconditioned Forklifts difference.

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