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patents & global companies combined with WWW

whats the **** point of paying extortionate costs of patents when a product is of use in third world disaster areas in masses and I live in uk with the greedy closed minded attitude of our piers who have no long term vision,its no wonder all the kids are running about stabbing each other,its covetous governmental polices to blame,plato said unless you take to do with politics yourself ,you will be governed by a fool
  • Posted 28 May 2008 01:52
  • Discussion started by peter_m
  • lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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I certainly sympathize with the folks who have been effected by recent disasters.
Those who have stepped up and are aiding people in effected areas are to be commended.
In this particular situation, using this device attached to a liftruck to move trailers brought in by folks with materials to aid people in their time of need is great and I can see in this "Unique" situation it helps.
But for industrial use, it is not safe and practical because of the way a liftruck steers.
Most lift operators would not be able to use this device without extensive training. Being able to look ahead to see where you are going as well as looking behind to watch the trailer, is a task the average operator could not do.
In days gone by we fabricated a device that fit on the forks and was used to move trailers and frames, but only on limited basis and by a very experienced operator.
I can appreciate your passion to help, but this attachment would open "a can of worms" with the Safety community.
  • Posted 3 Jun 2008 19:51
  • Modified 3 Jun 2008 20:21 by poster
  • Reply by roadrat
  • North Carolina, United States

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