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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1106
8 December 2022
The tide of new products continues, and this week we report on a few new offerings which reflect broader industry trends. The move to electrification sees MacGregor debut a fully electrically driven heavy-duty transloading crane. Hubtex, meanwhile, has released its new RoxX electric heavy-duty compact forklift. Also on the electric...
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Shifting 100 T of food a day is no mean feat for Foodbank Queensland
8 December 2022
For Nathan Gregory, Warehouse & Transport Manager at Foodbank Queensland, every day holds a new challenge. With the Foodbank processing on average 100 T of food per day, it’s important to keep his team together and engaged in what they do.
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1105
1 December 2022
There's some optimism about the global economy from one of the world's leading banks, Deutsche Bank. The bank's chief investment officer for Private Banking, Christian Nolting, is tipping mild recessions in Europe and the US for 2023, "but improving dynamics in Asia where supply chains are all but resolved". He's...
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Lifting Lady Liberty – inside the Patriotic Pallet Project world record
1 December 2022
The team at Carolina Handling wanted a unique project that was grand enough to get the attention of those outside the materials handling industry, while also honouring the service of their veteran associates. Cue the Patriotic Pallet Project, a 50x50-pallet painting of Lady Liberty.
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1104
24 November 2022
The world's biggest equipment rental company, United Rentals, is about to become even bigger with its acquisition of Ahern Rentals. This is just the latest in a string of rental acquisitions this year, prompted by rising demand for equipment at a time when supply lines are tight and purchase prices...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1103
17 November 2022
The cancellation of the merger of all mergers - Cargotec and Konecranes - continues to have repercussions, with Cargotec deciding to put its MacGregor business on the market. But, as we report this week, now is not the time to be offloading subsidiaries, with so much market uncertainty. So, there's no word...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1102
10 November 2022
The focus of this week's news is very corporate. We include a couple of financial reports from major manufacturers, some acquisition news and coverage of dealer developments in Europe and the United States. The latest dealer movements come after an extremely busy year for equipment retailers and hirers. This must...
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When the German Air Force sets a forklift challenge, they really set a challenge
10 November 2022
Three forklifts, the German Airforce and an extreme deadline in Darwin, Australia. Linde Australia’s Christine Nolland shares the tale of how an Aussie dealer rose to the challenge of assisting the German military for the recent Pitch Black operation.
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1101
3 November 2022
Reporting season is well under way, and we are seeing manufacturers with increased sales and revenues, but their profit margins under pressure. This is largely because the sales performance is a result of bulging order books and supply chain bottlenecks which have prevented the factories from filling orders. We are...
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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1100
27 October 2022
When it comes to powering equipment, there is no correct answer. This week, we have three different solutions, starting with a case study indicating the benefits of moving from a diesel fleet to electric machines. We also hear from Linde, which has approved the use of biofuel - 'diesel' sourced from...
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Inside Forkliftaction

The tide of new products continues, and this week we report on a few new offerings which reflect broader industry trends.
The move to electrification sees MacGregor debut a fully electrically driven heavy-duty transloading crane. Hubtex, meanwhile, has released its new RoxX electric heavy-duty compact forklift.
Also on the electric
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The earliest known production of steel is seen in pieces of ironware excavated from an archaeological site in Anatolia and are nearly 4,000 years old, dating from 1800 BC. The main reasons for the popularity of steel are the relatively low cost of making, forming, and processing it, the abundance of its two raw materials (iron ore and scrap), and its unparalleled range of mechanical properties.

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Inside Forkliftaction

The tide of new products continues, and this week we report on a few new offerings which reflect broader industry trends.
The move to electrification sees MacGregor debut a fully electrically driven heavy-duty transloading crane. Hubtex, meanwhile, has released its new RoxX electric heavy-duty compact forklift.
Also on the electric
...Continue Reading