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Rough and rugged - rough-terrain forklifts

Rough-terrain equipment continues to play an important role in materials handling and Melissa Barnett looks at some of the issues surrounding the rough and ready vehicles. [Read the full report]
There’s no doubt that the looming deadline for Tier 4 environmental compliance is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it is creating new demand for low-emissions equipment which will soon be mandatory. This  provides a stimulus for manufacturers by boosting demand. But, on the other hand, it has meant price increases for equipment, and that is discouraging purchases and encouraging users to hold on to existing machinery.
It’s also causing them to hold off fleet upgrades. But even that trend can be positive for suppliers, as we see in this week’s special report on rough-terrain equipment. Older equipment means more demand for servicing and parts.
Again, we see the interconnectedness of everything in the industry and how one change starts a chain reaction that can be felt across the whole sector.

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Hyster-Yale, Terex experience transitions

UNITED STATES For the fourth quarter ended 31 December, Hyster-Yale Materials Handling Inc reports higher profit but lower sales and sheds light on its acquisition of Nuvera Fuel Cells Inc. Meanwhile, sales ... [more]

Manufacturers use latest tech for after-sales care

Fleet management services are an important revenue source for truck manufacturers. As AUSA launches what it calls an “innovative after-sales concept” this year, other forklift manufacturers News contacted say ... [more]

Automated solutions project for PSA completed on time

SINGAPORE Kalmar has completed a project to supply the onboard navigation application for four automated guided vehicles (AGVs) to port operator PSA Singapore. The initiative is part of PSA's investment in ... [more]

Easy Truck joins association

UNITED KINGDOM Alcester-based forklift dealer Easy Truck Material Handling has joined the Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) as a full member. Established in 2009 by husband-and-wife team Kevin and Georgina Ryan, ... [more]

New forklift range first to carry BMF logo

UNITED KINGDOM JCB Industrial has designed a range of four Teletruk material handlers for its Polish, German, French and UK customers, which are the first machines from any Builders Merchant Federation (BMF) ... [more]

B&B Attachments helps improve productivity at Marshalls Falkirk

UNITED KINGDOM B&B Attachments, the exclusive UK distributor of Kaup equipment, has supplied landscaping manufacturer Marshalls with 360-degree fork rotators on flexible casual hire contracts for its Scotland site. The ... [more]

Jury convicts operator of manslaughter

UNITED STATES Concluding a five-day trial, a Superior Court jury convicted Daniel Castillo, 38, of gross vehicular manslaughter and other charges in the forklift-related deaths of two people. Castillo was operating ... [more]

Dealer awards scholarship

UNITED STATES Equipment dealership Forklift Systems Inc awards a USD1,000 undergraduate scholarship through an essay contest that in its inaugural year attracted 273 submissions from 26 states. The family-owned firm’s Giving ... [more]



  • Hyster RS45-31CH laden reach stacker 2008: 5 high 5 units. FROM NETT € 125.000 FAS. (FAS Rotterdam/ Antwerp) View photo
  • Terex TFC45H laden reach stacker Piggy Pack 1998: 5 high NETT € 89.000 FAS. (FAS Rotterdam/ Antwerp) View photo
  • TCM FD25T3Z Brand new 2,5 ton diesel with triplex, ASK FOR PRICE View photo
  • TCM FD40T9 Brand new 4,0 ton diesel with triplex and duplex masts, ASK FOR PRICE View photo
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How to source (and sell) rough terrain forklifts online

Need an easy platform to quickly list your inventory and rental fleet online? The Machinery Street Showroom is a simple tool for creating media-rich equipment listings attached to your website, and it integrates with the Forkliftaction Marketplace! [more]

Under-inflated tires impact your telehandler’s stability: keep it safe!

Fact: The stability of your telehander can be seriously affected by deflating tires. To combat this problem Comatra offers COMATRA TP2AGRIC, a cost-effective and reliable tire pressure monitoring system.

Manitex Liftking redesigns flagship model with customer input

Manitex Liftking's flagship M Series incorporates vast improvements after extensive customer input. The all-new AG Series has entered production for 2nd quarter delivery to Agricultural customers throughout North America. [more]

Huge performance, reduced size

The forklift AUSA 4x4 C 500 H has a capacity of 5.000kg yet is simultaneously extremely compact, agile and easy to use. [more]

IST Moves Fast

IST Industrial Solid Tires Co., Ltd is the newest professional solid tyre manufacture for industrial vehicles. Armed with extensive domestic and international tyre industry experience and advanced technology, the IST (Industrial Solid Tire) brand has arrived. [more]

SPEEDING PROBLEMS? Keytroller has speed saving solutions!

SPEEDING PROBLEMS? Unsafe speeds indoors? Too slow outdoors? Too fast around machinery? Too slow between buildings? Unsafe at high speeds when forklift is loaded? Keytroller has speed saving solutions! [more]

Intella Liftparts to exhibit variety of new products at Promat: booth # 4207

It’s all NEW at Intella’s Promat booth #4207 this year:  the newest version of the Bluespot® safety light, new line of backup camera systems, new LED worklight models, new ATIB forklift battery chargers, and the new IL500 supervisor cart.

PROMAT 2015: Hoist Liftruck hosts open house

U.S. material handling manufacturer, Hoist Liftruck, offers ProMat attendees tour of factory, including an up close look at big truck manufacturing and product demos. [more]

TVH is Ready for ProMat 2015

TVH in the Americas (TVH) is excited about the upcoming ProMat 2015! Visit us at booth #612 where we will be featuring products from our CAM Attachments line. Check out TVH’s video for the ProMat Exhibitor Video Contest... [more]

PROMAT 2015 exhibitor preview: Meet leading providers face-to-face

On March 23 – 26, 2015, MHI will host its premier manufacturing, supply chain and logistics event – ProMat®. Here's your preview covering the solutions and products that the leading exhibitors will be presenting at the show. [more]

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