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We explore the rising demand for second-hand Toyota forklift engines

Over the past few years, we’ve certainly noticed a trend here at Eureka Forklifts, and that's why many people are searching for second-hand Toyota forklift engines. We dive in a little deeper as to why these engines are so popular and why so many people seem to be looking for them.

Doing business in a post-covid world has certainly changed many things for business. Not only are businesses expected to be more competitive there’s also a focus on optimising efficiency and reducing costs to help achieve success. Businesses can do this in many ways when it comes to forklifts – from renting forklifts instead of purchasing outright or buying second-hand. 

When your Toyota forklift engine kicks the bucket, you can certainly purchase one from the manufacturer, however, this can sometimes be a very expensive process. Smart business owners are looking for the best deal they can get and that often comes in the form of a second-hand forklift engine. 

Buying a second-hand forklift engine has many benefits

The most obvious advantage of buying a second-hand forklift engine is that it can save you a considerable amount of money. Second-hand engines are usually available at a fraction of the cost of a brand-new one, giving businesses the chance to allocate the budget they would have used purchasing new to more important areas of the business. This is particularly helpful for small and medium-sized businesses with limited financial resources.

Despite what you may think, second-hand forklift engines can offer excellent value for money. Despite the fact they’re used, many engines (particularly the ones we stock) are still in great condition and have plenty of life left in them. By looking at buying reputable and reliable engines like Toyota, you can acquire a high-quality engine that delivers the required performance at a much more affordable price point.

Buying second-hand means you get it now
Unlike buying a new forklift engine, which can involve waiting around for production and delivery, second-hand engines are readily available to purchase straight away. This helps minimise downtime and quickly replace a faulty or outdated engine and get back to work. 

If your forklift is critical to daily operations, a delay of days or weeks negatively impacts productivity.

You know the history of a second-hand engine
Second-hand forklift engines have the advantage of having a track record and their performance and reliability can be assessed based on their previous usage and maintenance history. All the engines Eureka Forklifts stock have been well-maintained and have a history of delivering consistent results; otherwise, we wouldn’t be buying them!

Get the same type of engine for your current machine
If you already operate with a particular brand or model of forklift, buying a second-hand engine from the same manufacturer ensures compatibility with your current machines. This means you won’t need additional training or make endless adjustments to accommodate the new engine. Also, it’s worth noting that any existing spare parts and accessories you have around the place could still be suitable for the second-hand engine. \

OK – so second-hand forklift engines are great, but why are Toyota engines so popular?

So we’ve established that buying second-hand forklift engines makes sense in many situations, but let’s get into the reasons why there’s an increasing demand for second-hand Toyota forklift engines. 

Toyota has a reputation for reliability
Anyone that’s been around forklifts long enough knows that Toyota has established itself as a leading manufacturer of forklifts that are renowned for their exceptional reliability and durability. This reputation also extends to their engines, which are built to withstand the demanding work environments in Australia and, most importantly, provide consistent performance. Given that Toyota engines are incredibly reliable, this also ensures that second-hand units still offer excellent performance and longevity, making them a sought-after choice in the second-hand forklift market.

Toyota has an availability of parts
Because Toyota has a robust global network of dealerships, this accessibility extends to second-hand engines on the market as well, making it easier to get your hands on a second-hand Toyota forklift engine. Also, the availability of spare parts reduces any downtime you might experience and ensures continuous operations for your business.

Toyota offers a wide range of forklift options
Toyota offers a diverse range of forklift engines suitable for various applications, industries and capacities. This wide selection translates into a broad availability of second-hand engines and spare parts, allowing businesses to find the engine or part that best matches their specific requirements. Whether it's a smaller Toyota 4Y engine for lighter tasks or a big Toyota 2J engine for heavy-duty applications, the second-hand market has a great range of options to choose from, making it easier to find the perfect fit.

Toyota engines are built with environmental sustainability in mind
As sustainability becomes an important consideration for many businesses, opting for second-hand Toyota forklift engines aligns with their eco-conscious practices. Also, by extending the lifespan of engines by purchasing second-hand engines, you can contribute to reducing waste and conserving resources. 

It’s worth keeping in mind that older engines can be retrofitted with newer emission control solutions, which means businesses can operate in compliance with any environmental regulations.

From what we’ve found, the growing demand for second-hand Toyota forklift engines comes from their engines having a reputation for reliability, a wide range of available options and the availability of parts.

If you're in the market for a second-hand Toyota forklift engine, buying from Eureka Forklifts is a wise decision, as our Toyota forklift engines can provide years of reliable service and help your business thrive in a competitive market.


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