Forklift Counterbalance, a Tool that Assists in Factory and Warehouse Work


Product | 17 May 2023

Work in factories and warehouses is often associated with the movement of heavy goods and loads, from low to high places or from one spot to another. Therefore, the use of heavy equipment has become very popular in these types of jobs.

A forklift is one type of equipment suitable for use in these environments. Since forklifts come in various variants and each has its own advantages, business owners also need to familiarize themselves with the strengths and uses of different forklift models. Not only that, to ensure optimal and efficient work, the quality of the heavy equipment should also be considered. By choosing a reputable brand, you can rest assured that the risk of your chosen heavy equipment underperforming will be minimized.

A Brief History of the Toyota Brand

Operating since 1937, Toyota Motor Corporation is a Japanese automotive company that has become one of the largest automotive brands in the world. Toyota was founded on August 28, 1937, by Kiichiro Toyoda, the son of Sakichi Toyoda, a renowned inventor of automatic looms in Japan. Kiichiro Toyoda established the Toyota company to develop Japanese automotive technology and improve Japan's economy, which was experiencing a downturn at that time.

Toyota began producing its first car, the Model AA, in 1936. However, production of this car was halted in 1943 due to World War II. After the war ended, Toyota resumed car production and successfully expanded its market worldwide, while innovating and developing advanced technologies. Toyota is also known as a pioneer in producing the world's first hybrid car, the Prius, in 1997. Currently, Toyota continues to be a global leader in the automotive market and has also launched electric vehicles and autonomous vehicles.

Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, Toyota produces up to 8.5 million units of cars each year. Not only excelling in passenger car production, but Toyota also has expertise in producing industrial vehicles, including the Forklift Counterbalance with the model 8FBE15. It is equipped with the latest technology to enhance safety, comfort, and work efficiency. For more information about the specifications and advantages of the Toyota Forklift Counterbalance 8FBE15, please refer to the details below.

Specifications of the Toyota Forklift Counterbalance ELECTRIC 3-WHEEL CB - 8FBE15

The Toyota Forklift Counterbalance ELECTRIC 3-WHEEL CB - 8FBE15 is an electric forklift designed with a compact body and exceptional operational stability, making it suitable for various tasks in narrow spaces such as factories and warehouses. Furthermore, the Forklift Counterbalance ELECTRIC 3-WHEEL CB - 8FBE15 offers specifications that support easy and comfortable transportation and lifting of goods to high places, including:

  • Load Capacity: 1,500 kg
  • Load Center: 500 mm
  • Overall Guard Height: 1,980 mm
  • Maximum Voltage/capacity (5-hours rating): 48 V / 565 Ah
  • Electric Motors Drive: 4.9 X 2 kW
  • Electric Motor Load Handling: 9.2 kW

Moreover, with its moderate overall height and double rear wheel design, the Toyota Forklift Counterbalance ELECTRIC 3-WHEEL CB - 8FBE15 is easy to maneuver on low-height roads and ensures stable container handling. It can smoothly operate in narrow aisles as well, thanks to its dual AC motors and a minimum turning radius of 1,515 mm.

Features of the Toyota Forklift Counterbalance ELECTRIC 3-WHEEL CB - 8FBE15

Easy to Use

The Toyota Forklift Counterbalance ELECTRIC 3-WHEEL CB - 8FBE15 is designed with a focus on sustainable work environments and improving the ease of use for electric-powered forklifts. With this feature, the 8FBE15 can operate for long periods and consume lower energy.

The forklift has an exclusive design that minimizes energy loss and heat generated from the engine, allowing it to operate for extended periods. Additionally, the 8FBE15 is equipped with a regenerative system that can recover energy, an auto power-off function, and a "key-off light off" function to save fuel. Battery replacement for the 8FBE15 forklift is also convenient, with two options available: an externally mounted battery and a slide-out battery.

Enhanced Safety System Features

Handling heavy loads comes with risks, but there's no need to worry with the Toyota Forklift Counterbalance ELECTRIC 3-WHEEL CB - 8FBE15. It features the System of Active Stability (SAS), which provides load handling stability and prevents load spills. In addition to SAS, the forklift is equipped with the Operator Presence Sensing (OPS) system, which prevents accidents when the operator leaves the forklift.

Comfortable and Advanced Operation

The Toyota Forklift Counterbalance ELECTRIC 3-WHEEL CB - 8FBE15 prioritizes operator comfort during operation. It offers improved visibility for the operator, a comfortable and easy-to-maneuver steering wheel, and various other features that enhance operator comfort. The series also includes a Color Multifunction Display, with a screen size approximately twice as large as a standard display, providing comfortable visibility for displaying various information with high resolution.

Apart from displaying information, the 8FBE15 series features a tilt angle detection function that automatically switches to high power mode when additional power is required for ascending ramps, as well as an anti-rollback system. With these features, operators can maneuver the forklift and traverse uphill ramps in factory and warehouse environments with ease, ensuring faster and more efficient work.

Operates in Various Environmental Conditions

The Toyota Forklift Counterbalance ELECTRIC 3-WHEEL CB - 8FBE15 has a structure and layout made of high-resistance materials, providing water resistance equivalent to IPX4 standards. The series can also absorb and insulate light effectively. Therefore, it can be comfortably used outdoors under strong sunlight or rain. Additionally, it allows for easy transportation of goods from outside the factory or warehouse into indoor spaces using a single type of equipment.

Advantages of Using Forklift Counterbalance in Factories and Warehouses

Just like other heavy equipment, Forklift Counterbalance has its own advantages and benefits for various tasks in factories and warehouses. Some of these advantages are:

Time Efficiency

The movement and lifting of goods in factories and warehouses can be done much faster when using a Forklift Counterbalance, as it has a larger load-carrying capacity.


Forklift Counterbalance can handle various types of goods, including cartons, boxes, pallets, and other bulky items. Moreover, it can be used on different types of floor surfaces.

Improved Safety

Forklift Counterbalance is equipped with safety features and systems, ensuring the safe movement and transportation of heavy loads and minimizing the risk of accidents to the operators.

Environmentally Friendly

Forklift Counterbalance typically uses electric power or batteries, which helps reduce exhaust emissions and minimize negative impacts on the environment.

Higher Load Capacity

Forklift Counterbalance has a large load-carrying capacity and can easily lift and transport heavy goods, thereby increasing productivity and reducing the time required for goods movement. If you're interested in renting a Toyota Forklift Counterbalance 8FBE15 unit, Swadaya Harapan Nusantara (SHN) as an authorized Toyota distributor offers long-term rental options starting from 1 year. You can visit their website for more information about the Toyota Forklift Counterbalance 8FBE15. Additionally, if you want to learn more about the services provided by SHN, you can access their official website here or contact the SHN Contact Center at 1500-072 (Ext.5) or through WhatsApp at 0811-7230-383.