Toyota Forklifts announced the launch of an integrated fork scale option for its electric walkie pallet jack model. The new scale is designed to eliminate the need for floor scales and the time and effort spent using them. It’s a great solution for any business weighing products for legal or business reasons.
The new integrated fork scale option is available in both a conventional and Legal-For-Trade version. The Legal-For-Trade option includes a correction sensing system designed to calculate the weight, even when the load wheels are not level, providing a solution for back of truck checks when customers have uneven floors or other poor surfaces. “Our new integrated fork scale option gives customers the ability to weigh loads with the same piece of equipment that picks them up,” said Director of Product Planning, Technical Services and Warranty Cesar Jimenez. “Our new scale calculates the overall load weight by measuring cumulative weight as pallets are loaded into a trailer or container, helps confirm weights while loading shipping containers to meet the new bill of lading requirements, and allows drivers to quickly see if the weight on a bill of lading is correct to help reduce under-charging for freight.” The first factory-installed solution of its kind, Toyota’s new integrated fork scale option retains its factory fork profile and height for better pallet entry and exit. The new scale also features a Bluetooth Enabled option to send weight information to a warehouse management system, tablet or handheld terminal, a serial port option for customers who want to add a printer and a cold storage option for food storage applications.