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The Importance of Toyota Forklift Seat Ergonomics

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Posted: March 28, 2018
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You work hard. Riding in your forklift should be smooth and comfortable. That’s why Toyota puts extra effort into installing ergonomically designed seats in our forklifts. Your comfort comes standard to help you get the job done.


Our primary focus at Toyota is always on the people, and your safety is the real reason we spend so much time thinking about where you sit. While we make industry-leading forklifts that meet your production demands, we know that people are a company’s most valuable asset.

Toyota’s Forklift Seat: Helping to Protect Your Employees

New ergonomic seating comes standard on Toyota forklifts. Operators working 8-12 hours shifts are completing repetitive tasks on a daily basis. Over an extended period of time, an uncomfortable forklift seat can lead to increased strain on the operator. Strain leads to pain. Pain leads to injury. And injured employees lead to decreased productivity.


To reduce strain, we put our seats through extensive testing to make sure that they conform to the forklift operator’s body. We also offer advanced technology options such as lumbar supports and back adjustments to ensure their comfort.


Old forklift seats take durability as their primary objective. Toyota’s ergonomic seat designs help keep operators healthy and productive while maintaining excellent durability standards, maximizing your ROI.

Extra Features of a Toyota Forklift Seat

  • Head, shoulder, and neck guards that can help protect operators from the dangers of forklift tip-overs and other accidents
  • The side bolsters to help keep operators secure in the forklift seat in case of a tip-over
  • Armrests to ensure operator comfort
  • Swiveling base to reduce strain on the operator’s back from unnecessarily turning their body


Remember, seatbelts are the most reliable way to avoid injury in case of an accident. OSHA can fine employers when their operators are found not using forklift seatbelts or when seatbelts are in disrepair, making the maintenance of forklift seats a high priority for successful warehouse managers.


Want an additional way to support operator safety? We offer optional orange seat belts that increase visibility and ensure that restraints are being used properly. When it comes to safety and comfort, our forklifts are second-to-none. Contact your Toyota forklift dealer to learn more about our safety engineering.

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