Safety & Training

Focused on Safety and Training

Workplace accidents, worker’s compensation, equipment downtime – each of these unforeseen situations can negatively affect a company’s bottom line. Hull Lift Truck is committed to helping its partners decrease unexpected expenses and mitigate risks by providing customer training on trucks and equipment.

Contact your local Hull representative for more information on safety and training.

Teaming up with Toyota

However, operator training is not enough to reduce the number of incidents. This is why we are proud to be a Toyota Material Handling Equipment Dealer.  Several years ago, Toyota decided to take a lead role in workplace safety. The result was creating the world’s first System of Active Stability™ (SAS).

Using technology originally developed for Toyota’s automotive safety systems, SAS is able to electronically monitor and control lift truck operations, helping to reduce the risk of accidents. In short, when the SAS system detects instability, its advanced sensors simultaneously signal and engage the appropriate controller. Toyota’s Active Control Rear Stabilizer or the Active Mast Function Controller adds stability and helps avoid accidents or injuries.

SAS Active Control Rear Stabilizer

The Toyota Active Control Rear Stabilizer, available on most models, is specially designed to create added lateral stability in situations where a slight error in judgment occurs, like misjudging the load or taking a corner too fast. When it senses instability, the Active Control Rear Stabilizer automatically activates the Swing Lock Cylinder, locking the rear axle securely in place and reducing the risk of a tip over.

SAS Active Mast Function Controller

The Toyota Active Mast Function Controller is uniquely engineered to help give operators added confidence when handling loads of varying sizes and weights at greater heights. Depending on these variables, the forward Tilt Angle Controller is designed to automatically override the operator’s manual control. When it senses instability, it limits the forward tilt angle of the mast and decreases the chances of spilling a load or tipping over the lift truck. Moreover, depending on the fork’s height, it governs reverse tilt speed to help prevent cargo from becoming unstable at the various heights.