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Thursday, 2 August 2007 ( #321 ) - Australia
Manitou offers complete Australian compliance Safety is a key feature of the wide range of equipment supplied by Manitou Australia. The company, a leading supplier of rough terrain materials handling equipment, recently announced that its telescopic handlers supplied to mine sites are fully compliant with all current Australian Standards and Workplace Health and Safety requirements. Stuart Walker, Manitou Australia's commercial manager says: "People have struggled to classify telehandlers because of their versatility. For this reason there have been a number of developments in the areas of safety relating to telescopic handlers over the past few years. It is now clear for all parties that the Manitou Maniscopic products can comply with all relevant legislation and standards." Manitou offers factory-fitted solutions including load management systems, for use with freely suspended loads. TMH at The Safety Show Toyota Material Handling's new range of forklift trucks will be on display at The Safety Show Sydney and Sydney Materials Handling, from October 24 to 26 at the Sydney Showground. The Toyota "8-Series" of one to 3.5 tonne internal combustion counterbalance forklifts was designed to provide increased safety, improved ergonomics, reduced operating costs and greater environmental friendliness over the 7-Series range, according to TMH. The 8-Series range will initially include 23 pneumatic-tyre internal-combustion models from one to three tonnes payload - including petrol/LPG and diesel models with the choice of manual and powershift transmission, and compact models. The Toyota 8-Series design changes include a smaller steering wheel, lower step height, increased seat fore/aft travel, increased head clearance, increased ease of entry and exit, reduced noise levels at the operator's ears and reduced vibration. Inaugural show deemed successful The inaugural MHL 2007 and ISN Safety Show, held on July the 11th and 12th at the ASB Showgrounds in Auckland, was a success and set a solid foundation for future shows to come, claim the organizers, Hayley Media. With over 170 exhibitors across the two shows and 2,724 visitors, numbers met expectations for these first-time events. With the positive feedback from exhibitors and visitors, the organisers say they will definitely hold this event again. Planning for 2009 has already begun with many exhibitors requesting to re-book their stands.