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SAS - System of Active Stability 

A revolutionary Toyota technology that sets new standards in forklift safety,
driver comfort and productivity

How does SAS work?
Toyota SAS is an electronic system that automatically monitors and controls over 3000 key forklift functions. This revolutionary concept took over 2 years to develop with a team of more than 30 dedicated engineers. It is protected by 126 Toyota patents.

Toyota SAS is based on three types of components: an electronic controller, 10 sensors and 3 actuators. SAS controller gathers information from the sensors and calculates whether the forklift is in a potentially dangerous situation or not, and accordingly activates one or more actuator(s).

Avoiding side tip-overs
A side tip-over happens when the position of the centre of gravity of the forklift moves sideways, out of the stability area of the forklift. Typically, this occurs when a forklift is turning at high speeds, or changing directions.



A side tip-over happens when the position of the centre of gravity of the forklift moves sideways, out of the stability area of the forklift. Typically, this occurs when a forklift is turning at high speeds, or changing directions.

Normally, the rear axle is free to pivot, to cope with the uneven floor conditions. This is a stable condition until the centre of gravity moves out of the triangle of stability... and the forklift starts to tip sideways.
To prevent this, the steer axle locking device developed by Toyota temporarily locks the steer axle to provide the truck with a high level of lateral stability.



Greater truck stability helps the operator concentrate on the job and reduces the stress associated with operating an unstable forklift.