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Mixed fortunes for Cargotec
Friday, 7 February 2020
Cargotec ended 2019 with mixed fortunes: Kalmar and Hiab achieved record high operating profits while MacGregor made a loss, according to the company’s latest financial report. “Our comparable operating profit increased by 9%, but mainly due to restructuring costs in MacGregor; the group’s operating profit decreased by 5%,” says CEO Mika Vehviläinen. Vehviläinen says the value of the group’s order book at the end of 2019 was higher than in the previous year. Kalmar’s order book was positively ...
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What went wrong?
Friday, 7 February 2020
A couple of images are doing the rounds, showing a container handler in a precarious position at Cape Town Container Depot in August last year. Rather than simply responding with a “WTF?” (what training flaws?), Forkliftaction News attempted to find out the cause of the incident. Veteran trainer and Safety First contributor Danny Marron says it’s all about the centre of gravity and the “stability triangle”. “When the forklift is idle, the centre of gravity sleeps. Once the operat ...
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Lights, cameras … access!
Friday, 7 February 2020
A fleet of JCB Access scissor lifts has landed a leading role with the premier supplier of access equipment to the television and film industry. Solihull-based Media Access Solutions (MAS) has purchased 68 new JCB models – ranging from 19-39 ft. (5.9-11.9 m) – for hire on high-profile film and TV projects across the UK. They follow the successful performance of 27 existing JCB scissors in the MAS product line-up purchased in 2017. The new machines have played their part this year supporti ...
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Snorkel shows off to concrete industry
Friday, 7 February 2020
Snorkel showed off its rough-terrain models at last week’s World of Concrete 2020 show in Nevada. The line-up of rough-terrain telehandlers included the SR5719 which was introduced at the show in 2018, and the SR9244 and SR1054 which were launched at World of Concrete 2019. Introduced to the US market in 2019, the Snorkel S2755RT is an ultra-narrow, compact rough-terrain scissor lift that delivers excellent four-wheel drive performance, yet can fit between buildings and in confined space ...
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AFEG celebrates New Year in Malaysia
Friday, 7 February 2020
Members of the ASEAN Forklift Entrepreneurs Golf (AFEG) celebrated the Chinese New Year at a gathering in Malaysia which attracted 150 materials handling industry professionals. The AFEG Roast Pig Night was attended by representatives of Enersys, Allied Forklift, Hubching Forklift, Manitou Forklift, Hyster, BYD Forklift, Regal Battery, Tarching Forklift, Asiaco Forklift, UniCarriers, SL Machinery and others. The purpose of this gathering, according to AFEG President - CS Lim, is to “streng ...
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Crown adds diesel option to C-5
Friday, 7 February 2020
Crown Equipment Corporation has introduced a diesel option to the Crown C-5 Series, first launched in 2009 as the company’s first internal combustion line of industrial pneumatic and cushion tyre forklifts. The new Crown C-5 diesel forklift, available in 5,000 and 6,500 lb. (2,205 and 2,700 kg) lifting capacities, features a 2.5 l industrial engine. “The new diesel C-5 follows the lead of the C-5 LPG model, with an industrial, heavy-duty Kohler engine, opening the series to an even broad ...
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Hyster-Yale dealer shuffle
Friday, 7 February 2020
The proposed and previously announced acquisition of substantially all the assets of Gammon Equipment Company by Medley Material Handling Company has been completed. Following the financial closing, Medley was appointed the Hyster and Yale authorised dealer in the portions of Kansas, Arkansas and Missouri formerly serviced by Gammon. Medley will continue operations from all of Gammon branches. Founded in 1962, Gammon was appointed a Yale dealer in 1963 for Arkansas and portions of Kansas ...
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Mitsubishi steps up Euro integration
Saturday, 8 February 2020
Mitsubishi Logisnext Europe (MLE) has announced a further integration of its Mitsubishi Caterpillar and UniCarriers business in Europe. From 1 April 2020, business and strategy execution will be “strengthened through the establishment of an operational management covering all channels and brands with corporate and sales and services functions headquartered in Almere, the Netherlands,” according to a company statement. Continued improvement of MLE's competitive product offer will be secure ...
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SGB adds forklift, pallet truck
Saturday, 8 February 2020
Brazil’s SGB Maquinas has introduced a new line of forklifts under the All Work brand. The machines are imported from China, according to spokesman Armando Campanini Neto, who says they are "made by one of the largest specialised industries … and they are configured with cutting-edge components and the latest technology generation, under technical supervision of our team.” The new forklifts have a load capacity of 1,500 kg, and lift heights of 3 or 4.5 m. The line also includes a palle ...
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Dairy uses SmarTrack
Wednesday, 5 February 2020
RCT has commissioned its SmarTrack fleet management solution for Dairyworks New Zealand. The project, in collaboration with Christchurch-based South Island Forklifts, involved seven new Jungheinrich battery electric ETV 114 Reach Trucks and five Jungheinrich battery electric EFG MB 220 forklifts as well as two existing reach trucks and one LPG forklift with SmarTrack. This month, South Island Forklifts delivered a fleet of 18 machines to Dairyworks New Zealand to operate on a three-shift c ...

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Machinery-onQ Listings
Easyramps ER13.2W
  • EasyrampsER13.2W
  • 2019 | Used - Sale
  • United Kingdom
  • GBP 16,600
Kaup FLSE150C50501
  • KaupFLSE150C50501
  • 2015 | Used - Sale
  • United Kingdom
  • GBP 1,970
Kaup 1T391.2
  • Kaup1T391.2
  • 2010 | Used - Sale
  • United Kingdom
  • GBP 1,690
JCB BUCKET
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  • Used - Sale
  • United Kingdom
  • GBP 900
Linde H30T393
  • LindeH30T393
  • 2006 | Used - Sale
  • United Kingdom
  • GBP 8,160
Kaup 13768
  • Kaup13768
  • 1995 | Used - Sale
  • United Kingdom
  • GBP 1,410
Kaup FLSE150C50501
  • KaupFLSE150C50501
  • 2015 | Used - Sale
  • United Kingdom
  • GBP 4,790
Cascade 90F-RCS21CR1
  • Cascade90F-RCS21CR1
  • Used - Sale
  • United Kingdom
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Durwen RIGHTLINE
  • DurwenRIGHTLINE
  • 2007 | Used - Sale
  • United Kingdom
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Kaup 2T160
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  • 2008 | Used - Sale
  • United Kingdom
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