Standing Apart from The Rest – How The Toyota High-Capacity IC Core Goes Above and Beyond Others In Its Industry.

Toyota has been a leading supplier of innovative forklifts for nearly 50 years and is 100% committed to delivering excellence from product planning to product development to manufacturing to sales and to after-sales service. As you can see, the Toyota total value story is unique only to Toyota.  Toyota forklifts are manufactured to perform, to be reliable and durable and to be a long-term value for you and your business.

Now that’s a story of total value — total value that lasts.

The new High-Capacity Core IC Pneumatic (2THD) combines modern innovation with the quality and overall value you’ve come to expect from Toyota. Built using the Toyota Production System in the heartland of America, you can expect industry-leading lead times and rapid parts distribution to keep your operation on the go.

Toyota’s High-Capacity IC Core Pneumatic delivers versatility to handle any heavy-duty task while promising to fit the exact needs of your high-capacity operation. Ideal for lumber, steel, automotive, and any application where you need

major lifting capacity, the High-Capacity Core IC Pneumatic comes equipped with a Cummins 4-cylinder diesel engine that delivers up to 173 HP to give you the torque you need to move anything in the warehouse or under the sun. And it’s durable, with a rugged drive axle and electronically controlled transmission rounding out a reliable, heavy duty build.

Not only is the High Capacity Core IC forklift built to last, it is also visibly the best. See the value of the High-Capacity Core IC Pneumatic in two important areas. When operators are hard at work, the low-tilt cylinder design, shorter carriage, and clear-view glass provides an unobstructed sightline. And when it comes time for routine maintenance, a full side-tilt cab with 65° opening improves access to major components – making the High-Capacity Core IC Pneumatic the clear, best option.

 

We have picked out 6 of the top details that set the Toyota High Capacity IC Core Pneumatic apart from the others:

 

            1. 7” MD4 Touchscreen display offers key information and parameter adjustments
            2. Premium steel cabin with ergonomic air ride seat and fingertip controls
            3. Full side tilt cab for ease of service and repair
            4. Mid-mount tilt cylinders for enhanced mast and tilt parameters
            5. Cummins QSB 4.5 diesel engine provides superior power and torque
            6. Compact footprint with smooth turning and gear shift

Adding a new forklift to your fleet should be an investment that lasts. Toyota builds the best for its customers. It’s a forklift with better components and meticulously planned integrated systems that work together to deliver intuitive, dependable performance day after day. Toyota forklifts don’t often require service beyond scheduled maintenance. But when they do, it’s fast and easy — by design. And legendary Toyota quality means more productivity over the lifecycle of your forklift, along with lower repair costs.

Toyota leads in quality, durability, reliability and value, thanks to advanced technology and the world-renowned Toyota Production System.    With the broadest and most complete set of material-handling solutions in the industry, Southeast Industrial Equipment specializes in meeting all of your needs — from a single forklift to an entire fleet.  We’ve got you covered!

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SIE Wins The Prestigious TMHU President’s Award For The Fifth Consecutive Year!

During the Toyota Materials Handling, U.S.A. (TMHU) Annual Dealer Meeting Toyota recognizes the top dealerships in the North American Market with elite awards for their accomplishments from the year before. 

In order to obtain Service Excellence a dealership must excel in PM completion, Toyota Service Market Share, Customer Satisfaction, and Training. SIE was recognized for Service Excellence in 2020. 

For Parts Excellence a dealership must excel in Parts Inventory Management, Parts Sales, Training, Parts Market Share, and Customer Satisfaction. SIE was recognized for Parts Excellence in 2020. 

Sales Excellence is obtained by a dealership for excelling in the areas of Sales Market Share, Sales Coverage, Training, and customer satisfaction. Sales Elite is given to the top dealers in Volume of Toyota forklift. SIE was recognized as a Sales Elite recipient in 2020.   

Finally, Toyota’s President’s Award is only given to the dealerships that excel in ALL areas of the business and meet the top % of their markets. SIE was recognized as a President’s Award winner for 2020! 

SIE Awards 2018

Should You Buy a New or Used Forklift? 4 Factors to Consider

Used ForkliftsGuest post written by Alex Hilke of Conger Toyota-lift out of Green Bay Wisconsin.

If you’re in charge of purchasing forklifts for your company, you might be overwhelmed. After all, there are hundreds of options to choose from. Your biggest question might not be what model to buy or what options you need, but rather:  Should I buy new or used?

Fortunately, this guide will outline four key factors to consider, so you can make the right choice for your company, needs, and budget.

1. The Cost

If you’re like most companies, you’ve got a budget to stick to when making equipment purchases, so buying a used truck can be tempting, since it’s almost always the cheapest option.

Consider as an example these new and used forklift pricing scenarios:

First, a 5,000 lb. LPG-powered cushion:

  • New: Approx. $24,000 to $30,000
  • Used: Approx. $9,900 to $21,900

Second, a 5,000 lb. electric sit-down rider:

  • New: Approx. $35,000 to $40,500
  • Used: Approx. $8,550 to $25,000

But the purchase price alone doesn’t tell the whole story, because there’s another cost factor you may not be aware of that applies to both new and used trucks alike, and that’s the total cost of ownership.

If you’re unfamiliar with the concept, let’s break it down.

The total cost of ownership refers to all expenses related to the operation of the forklift. That includes the purchase price, fuel, operator training, and maintenance costs.

In deciding between new and used, maintenance costs are a critical factor to consider. That’s because used lifts have more wear and tear, and thus higher maintenance costs. Realistically, a used forklift can cost around $3.50 per hour or more in maintenance. A new forklift, on the other hand, will cost around $1.00 per hour.

So, when you consider the total cost of ownership instead of just the purchase price, you’ll get a more holistic look at the real costs of both new and used lifts. And that can help you decide which one is the right choice.

2. Your Work Needs

The standard advice from industry experts is that you should consider a new truck if you plan to use it for more than 4 hours per day, 5 days per week. That means if you’re running an around-the-clock warehousing or manufacturing operation, you’re probably better off going new.

But besides expected service hours, there are a couple other things you should consider. One is your facility’s layout and operational needs. For instance, if you’re operating a warehouse with 25-foot tall racking, you may have difficulty finding a truck with that tall of a mast on the used market.

Likewise, if you’re stacking pallets inside semi-trailers, you might have a tough time finding a lift with a shortened “trucker’s” mast.

If your facility has narrow aisle widths, you may require a short-frame 3-wheel electric forklift, a swing reach truck, or a side loader forklift. Each of these trucks may be in limited supply on the used market. A final factor to consider is the hydraulic setup of the truck.

If you’re using multi-function attachments like paper roll clamps and fork positioners, you’ll need at least four functions, but you may have trouble finding a used truck with that many functions that also meets your other operating requirements. Adding more hydraulic functions is an expensive modification to make. So, if you find yourself in that situation, you’re likely better off going new. That way, you can get the correct configuration from the start.

3. The Truck’s Service History

No matter what your business is, the name of the game is productivity. You’re not buying a forklift to just have it sit unused. You’re buying it to work, and if your operation requires equipment to operate at maximum uptime, you can’t afford to risk costly downtime events.

When it comes to greater reliability, less downtime, lower maintenance, and overall better productivity, new is the way to go. Obviously, new trucks won’t have any wear and tear from prior use. But in case something does go wrong, you’ll have the peace of mind of an extended warranty. Not all used forklifts come with that assurance.

Conversely, if you’re planning on having the lift serve as a spare or part-time truck, you may have a bit greater appetite for risk, and a used lift truck might be a good choice.

In that case, you’ll need to carefully consider the truck’s history before buying. For starters, make sure to get the service hours and maintenance log upfront.

Then, see if you can find out more about the truck’s previous operating environment.

After all, certain kinds of work environments and operating practices can take their toll on these machines, including:

  • Extreme heat or cold
  • Continuous operation across multiple shifts
  • Poor maintenance practices
  • Operator abuse

If you’re eyeing an electric lift, there’s another aspect of service history you’ll need to consider: The condition of the battery.

Unfortunately, this is something buyers often overlook. But since a new battery can cost anywhere from $3,000 to $12,000 or more new, you’ll want to make sure that you don’t.  A good rule of thumb is to look for batteries with at least 80% capacity remaining. That equates to roughly four hours of usage before needing a charge.

Now, if you’re comfortable with the truck’s history and current condition, your next step is to have a qualified technician inspect it. They can alert you to anything that’s structurally deficient, mechanically defective, or that jeopardizes safety, like:

  • Compromised overhead guard
  • Binding or lopsided mast
  • Leaks
  • Loud noises
  • Wiring issues
  • Unevenly worn tires

One way to reduce your risk of buying a shoddy used truck is to purchase from a factory-authorized dealership. Because they must meet stringent manufacturer standards to carry their brands, you can trust the quality of the used lifts they sell.

4. Your Urgency

In a perfect world, you could predict exactly when you’d need a lift truck. You’d be able to plan ahead and make the arrangements to get it in time. But the reality is that your operational situation and needs can change at any moment.

Maybe you’re experiencing a sudden surge in business. Or perhaps one or more of your current lift trucks are out of commission. Either way, you may find yourself in urgent need of a forklift. If that’s the case, you might need to consider going with a used truck. In some cases, you can buy a used lift truck and put it to work in as little as a day or two. Especially if you’re buying from a local, certified dealership.

New trucks, on the other hand, can take as much as 18 weeks before they ship from the factory to the dealership and are ready for the customer, and that simply might not be an acceptable time frame for you and your company.

Conclusion

There you have it: Four key factors to help you decide between buying a new or used forklift.

We’ve given you a lot of useful information, but you may still have questions. If that’s the case, there’s no substitute for consulting with industry experts who know lift trucks. The experts at Southeast Industrial Equipment can help answer any questions particular to your situation so you can get the perfect lift for your needs and budget.

2020 Roaring Twenties Award Winner for the Florence, SC Branch

Southeast Industrial Equipment, Inc.  has been named one of the 40 fastest-growing companies in South Carolina for 2020 by SC Biz News. Twenty large companies and 20 small companies have been named to the statewide list presented annually by SC Biz News. This honor recognizes the state’s fastest-growing companies based on both dollar and percentage increases in revenue from 2018-2019.

https://charlestonbusiness.com/news/business-services/79293

In order to qualify for the Roaring Twenties designation, companies must have a physical presence in South Carolina and be a for-profit entity or a nonprofit organization (EXCEPT FOR: government entities and charitable organizations, including 501(c)3 organizations.  These types of nonprofits are not eligible). Company size was determined by gross revenue: A small company was considered as having $10 million and under in revenue. Large companies were classified as having over $10 million in revenue. Small companies must have had revenues of at least $500,000 each year for the years 2017, 2018 and 2019. Profiles of the winning companies will be published in the winter issue of SCBIZ magazine. The winners will be honored with a virtual event on October 15th.

The winners and their locations, in alphabetical order, are:

 

Small companies:  
360Clean Charleston
Accountfully Charleston
Alder Energy Systems LLC Charleston
Big Red Box Coastal Charleston
Broadband Infrastructure Inc Greer
Cantey Tech Consulting North Charleston
Catch Talent Daniel Island
Ceterus Inc. Charleston
Crawford Strategy Greenville
Docugraphics LLC Charleston
exaqueo Charleston
GenX Security Solutions Greenville
High Spirits Hospitality Greenville
Intellectual Capitol Greenville
K-Con Inc. North Charleston
Lee & Associates – Greenville/Spartanburg Greenville
Matt O’Neill Real Estate Mount Pleasant
Pintail Capital Partners Greenville
Southeastern Institute North Charleston
Upstate Granite Solutions Greenville

 

Large Companies  
A3 Communications Inc. Irmo/Summerville/Greenville
Cantey Foundation Specialists Camden
Capital Waste Services Columbia
Crescent Homes Charleston
Evans General Contractors Greenville & Charleston
Frampton Construction Co. LLC Ladson
Langston Construction Co. LLC Piedmont
Logisticus Group Greenville
Mashburn Construction Columbia
Mavin Construction LLC Greenville
MedTrust Holdings Inc. Hanahan
Phi Life Sciences LLC Charleston
Samet Corp. North Charleston
Shelly Leeke Law Firm LLC North Charleston
Southeast Industrial Equipment Florence
Spencer Hines Properties Spartanburg
Stantec Consulting Services Inc. North Charleston
The Office People North Charleston
Triangle Construction Co. Inc. Greenville
USI Insurance Services Mount Pleasant

2015 USED CAPACITY YARD SPOTTER TJ5000

Southeast Industrial Equipment is offering the Used 2015 Capacity Yard Spotter TJ5000 for sale, lease or rent. This Capacity powered unit is located at our Columbia, SC branch. Because our inventory is always changing, please contact us with any questions about this Yard Spotter during business hours at (866) 696-9125 or contacts@sielift.com and we will answer any questions you may have about our current inventory or to discuss your materials handling needs. We offer service solutions for all lift trucks and material handling equipment whether on-site at your location or ours. We have 10 forklift dealerships in Charlotte, NC, Duncan, SC, Florence, SC, Charleston, SC, Columbia, SC, Wilson, NC, Savannah, GA, Richmond, VA, Raleigh, NC and Hampton Roads, VA.

Product images are maintained on a regular basis, however features and condition of product may vary.

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2014 USED CAPACITY YARD SPOTTER TJ5000

Southeast Industrial Equipment is offering the Used 2014 Capacity Yard Spotter TJ5000 for sale, lease or rent. This Capacity powered unit is located at our 41 branch. Because our inventory is always changing, please contact us with any questions about this Yard Spotter during business hours at (866) 696-9125 or contacts@sielift.com and we will answer any questions you may have about our current inventory or to discuss your materials handling needs. We offer service solutions for all lift trucks and material handling equipment whether on-site at your location or ours. We have 10 forklift dealerships in Charlotte, NC, Duncan, SC, Florence, SC, Charleston, SC, Columbia, SC, Wilson, NC, Savannah, GA, Richmond, VA, Raleigh, NC and Hampton Roads, VA.

Product images are maintained on a regular basis, however features and condition of product may vary.

*New equipment inventory images are presented with manufacturer images and do not represent the unit as is (unless otherwise stated). Please request a quote for full equipment specification details.

* Used equipment inventory images are presented in our limited condition package and do not represent the unit as is (unless otherwise stated). Please request a quote for full equipment condition and specification details.

2020 NEW CAPACITY YARD SPOTTER TJ5000 DOT

Southeast Industrial Equipment is offering the New 2020 Capacity Yard Spotter TJ5000 DOT for sale, lease or rent. This Capacity powered unit is located at our Charlotte, NC branch. Because our inventory is always changing, please contact us with any questions about this Yard Spotter during business hours at (866) 696-9125 or contacts@sielift.com and we will answer any questions you may have about our current inventory or to discuss your materials handling needs. We offer service solutions for all lift trucks and material handling equipment whether on-site at your location or ours. We have 10 forklift dealerships in Charlotte, NC, Duncan, SC, Florence, SC, Charleston, SC, Columbia, SC, Wilson, NC, Savannah, GA, Richmond, VA, Raleigh, NC and Hampton Roads, VA.

Product images are maintained on a regular basis, however features and condition of product may vary.

*New equipment inventory images are presented with manufacturer images and do not represent the unit as is (unless otherwise stated). Please request a quote for full equipment specification details.

* Used equipment inventory images are presented in our limited condition package and do not represent the unit as is (unless otherwise stated). Please request a quote for full equipment condition and specification details.

2020 NEW CAPACITY YARD SPOTTER TJ5000

Southeast Industrial Equipment is offering the New 2020 Capacity Yard Spotter TJ5000 for sale, lease or rent. This Capacity powered unit is located at our Duncan, SC branch. Because our inventory is always changing, please contact us with any questions about this Yard Spotter during business hours at (866) 696-9125 or contacts@sielift.com and we will answer any questions you may have about our current inventory or to discuss your materials handling needs. We offer service solutions for all lift trucks and material handling equipment whether on-site at your location or ours. We have 10 forklift dealerships in Charlotte, NC, Duncan, SC, Florence, SC, Charleston, SC, Columbia, SC, Wilson, NC, Savannah, GA, Richmond, VA, Raleigh, NC and Hampton Roads, VA.

Product images are maintained on a regular basis, however features and condition of product may vary.

*New equipment inventory images are presented with manufacturer images and do not represent the unit as is (unless otherwise stated). Please request a quote for full equipment specification details.

* Used equipment inventory images are presented in our limited condition package and do not represent the unit as is (unless otherwise stated). Please request a quote for full equipment condition and specification details.

2000 NEW CAPACITY YARD SPOTTER TJ5000

Southeast Industrial Equipment is offering the New 2000 Capacity Yard Spotter TJ5000 for sale, lease or rent. This Capacity powered unit is located at our Duncan, SC branch. Because our inventory is always changing, please contact us with any questions about this Yard Spotter during business hours at (866) 696-9125 or contacts@sielift.com and we will answer any questions you may have about our current inventory or to discuss your materials handling needs. We offer service solutions for all lift trucks and material handling equipment whether on-site at your location or ours. We have 10 forklift dealerships in Charlotte, NC, Duncan, SC, Florence, SC, Charleston, SC, Columbia, SC, Wilson, NC, Savannah, GA, Richmond, VA, Raleigh, NC and Hampton Roads, VA.

Product images are maintained on a regular basis, however features and condition of product may vary.

*New equipment inventory images are presented with manufacturer images and do not represent the unit as is (unless otherwise stated). Please request a quote for full equipment specification details.

* Used equipment inventory images are presented in our limited condition package and do not represent the unit as is (unless otherwise stated). Please request a quote for full equipment condition and specification details.

2020 NEW CAPACITY YARD SPOTTER SABRE5

Southeast Industrial Equipment is offering the New 2020 Capacity Yard Spotter SABRE5 for sale, lease or rent. This Capacity powered unit is located at our Duncan, SC branch. Because our inventory is always changing, please contact us with any questions about this Yard Spotter during business hours at (866) 696-9125 or contacts@sielift.com and we will answer any questions you may have about our current inventory or to discuss your materials handling needs. We offer service solutions for all lift trucks and material handling equipment whether on-site at your location or ours. We have 10 forklift dealerships in Charlotte, NC, Duncan, SC, Florence, SC, Charleston, SC, Columbia, SC, Wilson, NC, Savannah, GA, Richmond, VA, Raleigh, NC and Hampton Roads, VA.

Product images are maintained on a regular basis, however features and condition of product may vary.

*New equipment inventory images are presented with manufacturer images and do not represent the unit as is (unless otherwise stated). Please request a quote for full equipment specification details.

* Used equipment inventory images are presented in our limited condition package and do not represent the unit as is (unless otherwise stated). Please request a quote for full equipment condition and specification details.