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A progressive Melbourne landscaper has commissioned a Toyota Huski skid-steer loader after trials with several machines confirmed its superior performance and quality.

The 320kg operating capacity Huski 4SDK4 is Mr Mac Landscaping's first Toyota Huski.

The 4SDK4 is the smallest machine in the Toyota Huski range, but it was the only loader company principal Brian McLeod trialled with the reach to fully load his tip truck.

"We've trialled several machines, all stand-behind type loaders, and this was by far the best," Brian McLeod said.

"The others didn't have the reach to fully load our tip truck.

"The other factor was reliability and durability. We had a budget-priced machine and it gave trouble from day one, so we were happy to upgrade to a machine of the Toyota Huski's quality and have been impressed ever since," he said.

Mr McLeod's staff suggested he look at the Toyota skid steer after using Huskis as hire units, so he researched the Huski loader and visited Toyota Material Handling Australia's Melbourne branch.

TMHA's Melbourne branch area sales manager - skid steer loader, Tom Machar, said the Huski 4SDK4 offers significant advantages compared with a stand-on type mini loaders.

"It is quicker, digs and pushes better and is more reliable," he said.

"The Huski SSL also has larger and stronger lift arms, a higher dump height- 2280mm hinge-pin clearance, self-levelling bucket 900-1170mm wide, 9km/h travel speed and a Yanmar diesel engine with direct drive to the hydraulic piston pumps."

"In addition to those product features, it has the overall Toyota Advantage of the company's legendary QDR (quality, durability and reliability) and is backed by the nation-wide TMHA product-support network."

Brian McLeod founded Mr Mac Landscaping in 2004 and was recently joined in the business by his son Daniel.

Based in Altona, it has a staff of five and a busy work schedule that ranges from Frankston in the South East, north to Wallan and west to Armstrong Creek, near Geelong.

The company's main projects include landscaping for housing and child-care centres.


Notes to Editors:

TMH Australian Operations

Toyota Material Handling Australia (TMHA) is the Australian subsidiary of TICO. It distributes the TICO leading material handling brands of Toyota Industrial Equipment, BT Lift Trucks and Raymond Forklifts, along with the its range of Huski skid steer loaders. TMHA provides world-leading materials handling products and services to customers across Australia.

Within Australia, almost 50,000 Toyota Industrial Equipment forklifts have been sold, and the brand has been the Australian counter-balance forklift market leader since 1987. Toyota's selection of internal-combustion and battery electric counter-balance forklifts range from 0.9 tonnes right up to a massive 24.0 tonnes.

BT is the world's largest producer of Warehouse Trucks. It has been one of the world's leading warehouse forklift brands for over 50 years, with a range of products committed to increasing productivity and reducing materials handling costs.

The Raymond Corporation is the leading North American provider of Warehouse materials handling solutions that improve space utilisation and productivity, with lower cost of operation and greater ease of use.


Mr Mac Landscaping principal Brian McLeod and his company's first Toyota Huski 4SDK4 skid steer.
Mr Mac Landscaping's first Toyota Huski 4SDK4 skid steer.