Local News
- 5 Nov 2015 ( #743 )
2 min read
Mentor launches mast tilt indicator
Derbyshire, United Kingdom

Training and safety provider Mentor has added a new ForkAngles mast tilt indicator to its offering. The device is designed to be retro-fitted to a counterbalance forklift, allowing the operator to accurately gauge when the forks are level without having to leave the truck, ask a colleague for assistance or utilise any other device.
ForkAngles works by detecting the change in distance between the mast and the vehicle body as the mast is tilted. This change in distance is used to move the indicator up and down at operator eye-level via a highly flexible wire cable attached to the vehicle body and the mast. The design principle is simple but the results are extremely accurate, with the capability to detect mast tilt angles to within 0.05 degrees.

Crown White Paper promises savings
New Bremen, OH, United States

Crown Equipment Corporation is sharing insights with counterbalance forklift owners seeking to best manage their industrial equipment investment. The company's new white paper, The True Cost of Ownership for Counterbalance Forklifts: Understanding the Impact of Hidden Costs, explores how performance and durability, service and maintenance, and ergonomics can impact overall expenses.
The white paper can be downloaded now on

Hyster explains ownership costs
Surrey, United Kingdom

Hyster has released an infographic explaining the real cost of owning a 2.5 T capacity ICE forklift.
In the popular 2.5 T lift capacity range, there are hundreds of different models available on the market with varying purchase prices.
"To get the best value and performance, buyers must look at lifetime costs over a three- to five-year period in relation to their specific operation," according to Matthew Allen, solutions manager -counterbalance product, Hyster Europe. "Hours, ramps, continuous lifting at capacity, heat, dust and many other factors all affect the cost of ownership of ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) forklift trucks."
To download the document, click here.

Genie Academy's first intake
Genie Academy's first intake
Genie Academy opens
Coventry, United Kingdom

Terex Aerial Work Platforms (AWP) has launched the Genie Academy apprentice programme. As one of the first of its kind in Europe backed by a leading equipment manufacturer, this robust program aims to support market and customer demand by addressing today's skill set shortage with a new generation of qualified service engineers trained to industry-leading standards.
Selected among 36 candidates from colleges UK-wide, teenagers Bradley Mason and William Marshall are the first Apprentice Field Technicians to benefit from the support of the Genie Academy as part of their three-year National Vocational Qualification Level 2 Apprenticeship course in Plant Maintenance.
During their time with Terex AWP, Mason and Marshall will be working in the company's Technical Services department under the expert guidance of its Field Service Engineers. Throughout their apprenticeship at college and with the team, both students benefit from the support of their Genie Academy Mentor, Dave Stretch, mobile technical trainer, Terex AWP, UK & Ireland.
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