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This is issue #329 - 27 September 2007 of the weekly newsletter for industry professionals.
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SPECIAL REPORT: Emissions drive innovation

Barloworld invests for customers
IFS under voluntary administration
NER-CNA alliance makes thieves’ lives riskier
Made in America features Hoist
University invention lightens the load
New international associations committee advances industry
NMHG fits fleet management for plant
Sample of used equipment for sale
TVH launches Quick Source 5.2
Hard hats offered online

Higher standards for forklifts within NZ Post
Auction blows previous record
AusIntermodal 2007
New safety show for WA in 2008

The domain (name) and .org is for sale!
EnerSys looks to the East
11,000 plan to visit Sydney Materials Handling and The Safety Show
FIX your battery and EXTEND its LIFE !! Duo-Regen seeking new distributors
Distributors Wanted !
QV Unaffected as Independent Falters

Nissan Forklift Engines Deliver Clean Power And Exceptional Performance
One man tugger moves Patriot missile
SMH Release IRMN 5.1
Trelleborg Enters the Radial Industry

Genuine Nissan Parts and Mast Clearance
Forget the hassle of maintaining a website, let take the pressure off!
Forget the hassle of maintaining a website, let take the pressure off!
Meet in Sydney and win a remote controlled forklift!

FORK TALK: AEM conference goes global

SAFETY FIRST: Todd Brennan: Yeah mate, it’s a two- tonner!

Bluff Manufacturing Inc

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These days, it’s hard to ignore environmental issues in any industry. This month’s special report on engines makes it timely to ponder how emissions controls will affect the forklift sector. Already, owners in the US state of California are feeling the impact, with green legislation pushing older machines out of workplaces. Clearly, manufacturers will be looking to “green” all their new products, but the real issue will be the older equipment filling the sales lots of second-hand dealers and auction sites. Will polluting forklifts end up choking the developing countries as the more affluent societies regulate them out of their fleets? Share your thoughts on the forums.

Emissions drive innovation

With the phasing in of emissions regulations, forklift manufacturers have no choice but to ensure their engines are compliant if they want to stay in the business.  Read more

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Barloworld invests for customers
MAIDENHEAD, United Kingdom

Barloworld Handling says it has spent millions to improve its service delivery for its growing UK customer base.

“Over the last four years, Barloworld has made [multi-million] investments in IT software, hardware and systems to ensure customers receive the best level of service through the latest technology,” says a company spokesperson, who declines to specify the total investment.

The Hyster forklift distributor now has an SAP-based service management system integrated with all its engineers’ mobile palmtop systems. (SAP is a leading business software company headquartered in Walldorf, Germany.)

The GPRS-enabled palmtops give technicians real-time access to their service diary, fleet history, full parts schematics and allows them to check parts availability and order online.

Alan Dunne, national service manager, says wider and quicker access to information benefits customers through reduced errors and the maximisation of its “first time fix capability”.

Barloworld’s national service centre in Abingdon has been expanded to handle service calls from customers with national fleets. The centralised hub logs all calls and maintains a history of events to allow efficient resolution of service-related issues.

During the past six months, Barloworld invested GBP1 million (USD2.0 million) in a web-based vehicle tracking system for its 550 service vehicles. With live tracking over the web, dispatchers can easily assign calls to the nearest engineers and optimise route and schedule planning.

“Since we started equipping our vehicles with the tracker, the benefits have become evident very quickly,” says Dunne.

“This was illustrated during the recent floods which badly affected UK industry. With live tracking over the web, our dispatchers were able to guide our engineers and find the quickest route to the next service call.”

Barloworld has over 600 engineers in the UK, 520 of them field-based. Its in-house technical training team provides about 7,000 man days of training a year. The company also offers four-year engineering apprenticeships at colleges and its own training centres in the UK. It currently has 20 apprentices.

Barloworld claims to be the world’s largest independent forklift distributor with operations in the UK, Netherlands, Belgium, South Africa and the US.

As UK’s exclusive Hyster distributor, it maintains almost 30,000 forklifts in the country.

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IFS under voluntary administration
BRISBANE, Australia

Brisbane-based Independent Forklift Services (IFS) has been placed under voluntary administration.

The Sumner Park-headquartered firm sells and hires forklifts, with operations in Brisbane, Townsville and Smithfield, New South Wales.

National insolvency firm PPB took control of the business on Monday, with Andrew Fielding appointed as administrator. Independent Forklift Services continues trading and it is believed the business will be offered for sale as a going concern.

IFS, established in 1992, is an independently owned and operated company, not aligned to any manufacturer.

Claiming to be “the largest second-hand forklift sales operation in Australia”, IFS also sells into the Asia Pacific region.

IFS carries a range of equipment from 1 to 52 tonnes, much of it supplied on a fully maintained basis.

Service is provided at IFS’s workshop facilities and through a fleet of field maintenance vehicles.

The company also hires forklifts and has a diverse range of equipment available for short- or long-term leasing, some even available for day hire.

IFS operates its own spare parts stores which are stocked with a wide range of parts.

Director Graeme Dillon was not available for comment.

Voluntary administration is a mechanism for companies in financial distress to obtain some breathing space from creditors. It allows companies to avoid liquidation by transferring control to an administrator – normally an insolvency professional.

The first meeting of creditors is usually held within five days and a second meeting, to decide the company's future, within 28 days.

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NER-CNA alliance makes thieves’ lives riskier
NEW YORK, NY, United States

The National Equipment Register (NER) has formed an alliance with CNA insurance companies to help their clients combat equipment theft.

CNA says it will waive up to USD10,000 of excess if a piece of construction equipment registered with NER is stolen. CNA policy holders will receive a 20% discount on NER’s theft prevention and equipment recovery services.

NER provides a national 24-hour hotline to assist law enforcement officers identify construction equipment ownership.

By registering a piece of equipment on NER’s database, an equipment owner can ensure a police officer can identify the equipment owner, even if the theft was not reported.

Machines registered with NER have warning decals on them to caution thieves that their chances of being detected while moving, storing or selling stolen equipment are greatly increased.

NER president David Shillingford says the company’s services have been adopted by insurers, equipment owners and law enforcement.

“NER is already making life riskier for equipment thieves. This alliance will serve to further shift the advantage away from criminals as more CNA clients join the program.”

CNA is the US’s seventh-largest commercial insurance writer. Its products include standard commercial lines, specialty lines, surety, marine, and other property and casualty coverage.

NER publishes a monthly newsletter containing a “hot list” of stolen equipment reported to the company. In its September newsletter, a Terex TX 5519 telehandler with PIN TX551911789 was reported stolen in Texas while a Toyota 7 FGU15 warehouse forklift with PIN 62504 was stolen in Florida.

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International enquiries welcome, shipping arranged.

Over $300,000 worth of Nissan Genuine Parts to be cleared at greatly reduced prices. Suit FG103, F01, F02, H01/H02, J01/J02, F03/F05. Also parts for electric trucks, B01/B02, R01, M01/M02, N01, P01/P02 and V02.

F03 4.5ton 2-speed transmission NZ$5,000 (US$3400), H25 short block
NZ$1050 (US$714). PC boards from NZ$850.00 (US$578) were NZ$4,000.
Valve slices from NZ$400(US$272) were NZ$1500.
Alto brushes and Raymond parts also available.

Nissan Genuine Masts 2 stage 3 & 4 ton from NZ$2299 (US$1609),
3 stage 4.3m-7.0m from NZ$5500 (US$3850).

Please contact Loadlift Equipment – PH: 0064-9-5802099
Parts – Barry Eames
Masts – Brian Wyatt

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Made in America features Hoist
BEDFORD PARK, IL, United States

Hoist Liftruck could be the first forklift manufacturer to be featured in an upcoming season of a show for US cable television.

The fifth season of John Ratzenberger’s Made in America on the Travel Channel spotlights blue-collar workers who contribute to the output of American-made products.

The show features its host, John Ratzenberger, travelling to US companies and talking to the workers about how their products are made, and the history and people behind the companies.

Hoist Liftruck president Marty Flaska says he is honoured that the company had been chosen to be featured on the show.

“We take pride in producing quality, 100% American-made products, and to have our company’s history, products and employees recognised on national television is a true honour.”

The show, which will be aired in late 2007 or early 2008, focuses on how a Hoist 45,000lb (20.4-tonne) capacity P-Series forklift is made - from the R&D stage right to the final product. Filming at Hoist’s Bedford Park, Illinois headquarters finished early this month.

Hoist’s marketing director Dan Peter says the show also highlights how the factory and Hoist employees work to produce the company’s products.

“Our extensive company history [back to the late 1800s] is also discussed. The host, John Ratzenberger, gets hands-on in a few areas, including operating the P450.”

Construction equipment specialist Caterpillar Inc, was featured in the show’s second season when Ratzenberger visited the company’s bulldozer factory in Peoria, Illinois.

Ratzenberger is best known for his Emmy-nominated character “Clifford Clavin” in the US sitcom Cheers. He has lent his voice talents to Pixar-animated films and is an outspoken advocate for American-made products and companies.

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University invention lightens the load
CAMBRIDGE, MA, United States

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers have created a device, known as an exoskeleton, that can lighten the loads you carry on your back.

In this month’s issue of the International Journal of Humanoid Robotics, MIT researchers say their prototype can support 80% of an 80lb (36.3kg) load carried on a person’s back.

The exoskeleton transfers the weight of a heavy backpack directly to the ground, effectively taking the load off a person’s back.

But there is one catch.

The current model affects the natural walking gait of the wearer.

Conor Walsh, a graduate student who worked on the project, says you can “definitely tell it’s affecting your gait” but “you feel less stress on your upper body”.

The research team was led by Hugh Herr, principal investigator of the Biomechatronics Group and associate professor in the MIT Media Lab.

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New international associations committee advances industry
MILWAUKEE, WI, United States

Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and its association counterparts overseas have partnered to promote the global construction equipment industry.

AEM, China Construction Manufacturers Association (CCMA), the Committee for European Construction Equipment, (CECE), the Japan Construction Equipment Manufacturers Association (CEMA) and the Korea Construction Equipment Manufacturers Association (KOCEMA), have joined the new International Associations Committee (IAC).

An AEM spokesperson says the IAC will rotate its meeting venues among association countries, depending on events already being held by the associations. For example, the first formal meeting of the committee was held in Japan during CEMA's annual conference.

IAC will meet to provide guidance and direction from the executive level on issues covering emerging markets, global statistics, exhibitions and intellectual property rights.

AEM president Dennis Slater says the associations’ member companies are affected by the “rapid globalisation” of the industry.

“All companies and countries will benefit by the IAC focus on an open and cordial exchange of ideas, exploring opportunities of mutual interest.”

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NMHG fits fleet management for plant
HACKENSACK, NJ, United States

Nacco Materials Handling Group Inc (NMHG) has deployed ID Systems’ Wireless Asset Net fleet management system at its primary US parts distribution centre in Danville, Illinois.

Wireless Asset Net improves productivity in a few ways, an NMHG statement says. It “establishes accountability for forklift use, streamlines work flow through automatesd messaging and provides management and control” of forklift use.

Workplace safety and security is improved by the restriction of forklift access to trained and authorised personnel and the provision of electronic vehicle inspection checklists.

Maintenance expenses are also reduced by the system’s automatic uploading of vehicle data, reporting of forklift problems in real time and the scheduling of maintenance according to forklift usage.

Pat DeSutter, director of operations at the Danville centre, says Wireless Asset Net helps cut costs.

“Down time and idle capital can be hidden sources of added cost. With ID Systems’ wireless technology, we can better identify and address these costs.”

ID Systems’ executive vice president Peter Fausel says the company is pleased to have NMHG as a partner and customer.

“That NMHG has launched our Wireless Asset Net in its own facility reflects the significant impact our system can make.”

NMHG has a strategic partnership with ID systems, where it markets the fleet management system through its network of Hyster and Yale forklift dealers.

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Konecranes' major German order

Konecranes has received an order for 10 straddle carriers from Eurogate Container Terminal Hamburg GmbH.

The contract includes a service agreement for the warranty period and the machines are expected to be delivered in February 2008.

The order value is confidential but Konecranes says the price of similar machines is in the range of EUR650,000-EUR850,000 (USD918,320-USD1,201 million).

New Holland machines for US
CAROL STREAM, IL, United States

New Holland Construction is introducing the M Series telehandlers in North America.

Produced at the plant in Lecce, Italy, the New Holland M427, M428 and M459 are designed to work in commercial and residential construction, agriculture and landscaping.

The machines were first launched at World of Concrete in Las Vegas this year.

Clark is company of the year
LEXINGTON, KY, United States

Clark has been named "2007 Company of the Year" by the Bluegrass Chapter of APICS (Advancing Productivity, Innovation and Competitive Success).

The award recognises Clark's long-standing support of the APICS Bluegrass Chapter and the operations management profession.

Clark CEO Dennis Lawrence says APICS had provided "excellent education" to Clark employees responsible for supply chain and materials functions.

Cascade buys back shares
PORTLAND, OR, United States

Cascade Corp plans to buy back USD50 million of its shares over the next two years.

Cascade said on Monday repurchases will be made based on market conditions, relevant securities laws and other factors.

Existing bank credit facilities and cash from operations will fund the share buyback, the company said.

New terminal in Rotterdam
ROTTERDAM, The Netherlands

The world's leading shipping executives have signed a EU900 million (USD1,271 million) pact for a new terminal to be built on reclaimed land in Rotterdam.

DP World, APL, Mitsui OSK Lines, Hyundai Merchant Marine and CMA CGM are five members of the terminmal consortium known as Rotterdam World Gateway.

The consortium will be the first terminal to be set up on the Maasvlakte 2 reclaimed site. The terminal is expected to have a throughput of 4 million TEUs when it opens in 2013.

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TVH launches Quick Source 5.2
WAREGEM, Belgium

More than half of TVH’s orders are being placed via its customer software, Quick Source, which has just become available in new language versions and with new features.

TVH Quick Source version 5.2 is out and the Belgian company boasts new functions including an invoice management feature and an up-to-date view on special promotions.

TVH says over 50% of orders are inputted via Quick Source and at least 75% of price inquiries are entered via the software. It has been installed on over 10,000 computers in over 100 countries.

Besides using Quick Source for inquiries and orders, customers can access technical product information, catalogues and technical sheets.

Quick Source is now available in several new language versions - Polish, Czech, Romanian, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish and Lithuanian.

Quick Source, launched in 1999 after a testing period of four years, has evolved over time with version 5.1 introduced last year.

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Hard hats offered online
KINGSTON, WA, United States

Forklift operators can now receive safety training anywhere for as low as USD6, says Arxcis Inc, the company behind Hard Hat Online Training.

Washington-based Arxcis Inc is promoting its online equipment safety training courses, saying that their affordability and accessibility will “save lives”.

Arxcis co-founder Myron Lee says traditional classroom training “can be very effective” and “should happen whenever practical”.

“But the ease, convenience and cost benefits of online training make it possible for more employees than ever before to receive safety training.”

Hard Hat Online Training for forklift users covers the safe operation of a forklift but does not teach a person to operate a forklift.

Lee says the one-time course covers the classroom portion of the OSHA training requirements. However, employers still need to fulfil workplace regulations’ requirements by evaluating their workers operating a forklift in actual workplace conditions.

“The classroom training is the most time-consuming and costly for employers. To be certified [to drive a forklift], the employer must still observe and evaluate the employees under their own unique workplace conditions,” says Lee.

“It takes most students about an hour and a half to complete the class. They can learn the same amount of material in a shorter time than a live class because there is no dead time for breaks or chit-chat,” he explains.

Priced from USD6 to USD49 per student, the online classes are cheaper than on-site classes which can cost between USD85 to USD145.

The classes are cheaper if they are bought in blocks. For example, if a company buys 1,000 classes, they cost USD15 each. Forklift training companies, manufacturers or job placement firms are allowed to purchase large blocks to resell to their customers. There is no “expiry date” for the online classes which can be taken any time.

Arxcis says the courses meet OSHA standards. When employees complete a class, the employer is automatically notified through email.

The courses cover forklifts, telehandlers, boom trucks, articulated boom trucks, cranes, scissor lifts and aerial lifts.

According to OSHA, employers pay about USD1 billion a week to injured employees and their medical care providers.

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Forget the hassle of maintaining a website, let take the pressure off!

Are you part of a small business struggling to meet the demands of your average day? Know you need a website but don’t know where to begin? Do you have a website that seems to go out of date before you’ve even finished updating it?

From as little as $415 USD per year you can have a dedicated web presence within Enjoy priority search rankings in the Forkliftaction Business Directory alongside multinational companies and other specialists in your industry.

Simply redirect your domain name to your ShopFront and cast off the burden of website ownership. Forklift dealers can take advantage of the Marketplace and list used equipment which turns their ShopFront webpage into a hassle free web catalogue.

For more information write to, phone +61 (0)7 3369 9090 or fax to +61 (0)7 3369 9096.

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Higher standards for forklifts within NZ Post
New Zealand

New Zealand Post expects to implement a new standard for emissions in its forklift fleet, moving from a minimum Euro 3 to a minimum standard of Euro 4, for its replacement forklift machines for the 2008-2009 financial year.

Forklifts play a vital role within the courier and logistics markets in New Zealand.  

Paul Booth, transport logistics manager, tells News that currently, however, it is tendering for 10 new three-ton LPG forklift machines that comply with Euro 3 standards including a closed loop filter system to reduce CO2 emissions.

Express Couriers, a joint venture between New Zealand Post and international freight company DHL, handles a significant share of the freight market in NZ, with around 30 million courier parcels delivered each year through its network.

Its transport network has around 90 trucks that cover 14 million kilometers a year and are capable of carrying up to 3.7 million cubic metres of mail and parcel freight.  Of this, around 90% is loaded using forklifts.

The air operation carries 248,000m3 each year and 70% is loaded using forklifts.

According to Booth, NZ Post has about 118 forklifts, 80% of which are Toyota and Komatsu, that are used in the larger branches for loading containerised product onto trucks.

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Auction blows previous record
BRISBANE, Queensland, Australia

The industrial auction held earlier this month by Ritchie Bros. in Yatala, Brisbane resulted in the company smashing its previous record of A$20 million in 1998. The sale raised A$36 million from close to 1,100 lots from more than 100 consignors.

It featured hundreds of mining equipment items from Downer EDI Mining (formerly Roche Mining) and other owners, attracting more than 960 registered bidders from 17 countries, including every Australian state and territory.

The forklift component of the auction was small, with 20 forklifts valued at around A$100,000 sold, including a Manitou forklift for A$41 000.  Other brands that came under the hammer included Hyster, Yale, Toyota and Kamatsu, ranging from 1.5 – 4 tonne diesel, LPG, electric and dual fuel types.

According to Simon Ross, Ritchie Bros. regional manager, “the scale and success of these auctions prove that our unreserved auction methods have been embraced by industrial equipment users in Australia”.

“Buyers value the large selection of equipment available at our auctions and the knowledge that every item will be sold to the highest bidder on sale day, with no reserves or minimums, and consignors benefit from the large number of interested buyers that our unreserved auctions attract,” he adds

Among the satisfied customers was Western Australia-headquartered Ausdrill, a diversified mining and services company with operations in Australia, the United Kingdom and Africa. The company had never bought or sold equipment at a Ritchie Bros. auction in the past, but purchased AUS$16 million worth of equipment at the Brisbane sale, including 20 rock trucks – the largest auction purchase by a single buyer in Ritchie Bros’ worldwide history. The equipment will enable Ausdrill to begin mining operations in Australia.

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Meet in Sydney and win a remote controlled forklift!

The 2007 Sydney Safety Show and Sydney Materials Handling Show will be held at Sydney Olympic Park from Wednesday 24th – Friday 26th October.

Drop in to visit at stand L58 for a chance to win one of three remote controlled forklifts!

Our team will be on hand to discuss industry news, demonstrate the Marketplace and Business Directory and assist with your marketing needs.

Email or phone 07 3369 9090 or to arrange a personal appointment.

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AusIntermodal 2007
SYDNEY, New South Wales, Australia

Australia's definitive freight transport event, AusIntermodal 2007, takes place on 28 and 29 November 2007 in Dockside, Cockle Bay Wharf at Darling Harbour, Sydney.

Australia's buoyant economy, driven largely by thriving exports, depends on the continued and accelerated investment in transport infrastructure.

AusIntermodal, now in its seventh successful year, is designed to answer the most pressing questions regarding the future of Australia's freight transport network, including:
  • What can freight transport expect to gain from the latest splurge?
  • Why has the latest round of funding ignored the maritime sector?
  • Does Australia have a national plan for ports?
  • Who will pay for the long-mooted north-south rail corridor?

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New safety show for WA in 2008
PERTH, Western Australia, Australia

The surging growth in Western Australia's employment has brought a new 7,000 sq.m workplace safety trade show and conference to the state.

The inaugural WA Safety Show and Conference will be held at the Perth Convention Exhibition Centre from 12 to 14 August  2008 and will then run every two years.

The WA Safety Show's launch follows strong demand from exhibitors at other safety shows, says AEC managing director Marie Kinsella.

"Plenty of exhibitors were asking when we'd launch a Perth show," she says. "Within 24 hours of us announcing the WA Safety Show, more than a dozen had snapped up stands."

The WA Safety Show will be similar in format to its eastern seaboard counterparts, spanning asbestos removal and automation safety through to waste management and workplace wellness.

The concurrently held conference for the professional development of safety practitioners is expected to feature more than 40 leading thinkers in workplace safety.

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We are seeking expressions of interest to confidentially purchase
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"prior to" the scheduled auction December, 2007.

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EnerSys looks to the East

With the acquisition last May of a Bulgarian battery manufacturer, Energia AD, EnerSys, the global leader in industrial batteries, demonstrates that it wants to play a predominant role on the fast growing markets in Eastern Europe and Russia. EnerSys adds this production capability to that of its Polish plant, which has achieved a dramatic increase in production volumes in recent years.

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11,000 plan to visit Sydney Materials Handling and The Safety Show

Four weeks out from the debut of Sydney Materials Handling on October 24 to 26, organisers report almost 11,000 people have already pre-registered to attend. The figure is 40 per cent higher than last year's equivalent for the co-located Safety Show Sydney.

Dedicated to lift, load and shift, Sydney Materials Handling will showcase materials and manual handling solutions from around 50 exhibitors. Held adjacent to The Safety Show Sydney, the new show will feature many high profile forklift brands, including Caterpillar, Crown Equipment, Hako Australia, Kockums Bulk Systems, Linde Materials Handling, Red Australia, Safetech and Toyota Materials Handling.

Already pre-registered to attend...

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FIX your battery and EXTEND its LIFE !! Duo-Regen seeking new distributors

From the day a battery is made performance decline begins.  Sulphate crystals gradually accumulate and cover battery plates resulting in lost capacity, cell distortion, short circuits and eventually cell failure from sulphate "suffocation" or related sulphate induced plate damage.   The unique DUO-REGEN® process combines highly specialized additives and state of the art microelectronic PWM pulse technology as an electro-chemical sulfate reversion system.

Duo-Regen is seeking new distributors and battery regeneration centers around the world. Reseller and Battery Refurbishing business opportunities available.

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Distributors Wanted !

Superlift Material Handling Inc., specializing in custom lifting devices including custom lift trucks, custom man lifts and lift tables, stackers, and floor mounted lifts and dumpers, is looking for distributors world wide.

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QV Unaffected as Independent Falters

QV Forklifts Managing Director David McGuigan says “It’s business as usual at QV Forklifts”. This comes as QV shareholder Graeme Dillon’s Independent Forklifts was voluntarily placed under administration earlier this week.

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Nissan Forklift Engines Deliver Clean Power And Exceptional Performance

Nissan Forklift is proud to power more than 40% of the combined Gasoline, LPG and Dual Fuel trucks produced in the United States. Drawing from Nissan’s vast automotive experience, Nissan Forklift has introduced its new K21 and K25 electronic fuel-injected industrial engines, which power its Platinum II forklifts.

Click here for more information on this product, including pictures.

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One man tugger moves Patriot missile

To move Patriot missile batteries and the command center for the military with a walk behind tugger may seem impossible to some, but not for RICO.

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SMH Release IRMN 5.1

IRMN 5.1 (Information Resource Management Network), the Material Handling Industry’s premier 24/7 on-line parts ordering program, is now available from Systems Material Handling (SMH), Olathe, Kan. Initially developed to assist users in ordering and to provide up-to-date information on more than 2,600,0000 replacement parts and accessories for forklifts and other industrial equipment, IRMN 5.1 is now easier to use.

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Trelleborg Enters the Radial Industry

Trelleborg Wheel Systems Americas, Inc. has released it’s first industrial radial tire offering. The TR-900 tire line comes in a complete size range that can stand up to even the toughest applications and is the all-around solution to your industrial tire needs.

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AEM conference goes global
MILWAUKEE, WI, United States

This year's Association Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) annual conference will focus on “going global” with an examination of international markets and business options.

Click here for the full Fork Talk feature, including pictures.

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Todd Brennan: Yeah mate, it’s a two- tonner!

It's a weighty matter, but one that's often glossed over. Just how much can your forklift lift?

Click here for the full Safety First feature, including pictures.

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Bluff Manufacturing Inc
FORT WORTH, TX, United States

Bluff Manufacturing, a designer and producer of dock and warehouse equipment, got its name from its very first location back in the 1920s. The company, which makes dockplates, yardramps, levellers and crash protection barriers, started life as a welding company.

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"I would appreciate if some people could respond to me and let me know what percentage (non-proprietary information) of their rental fleet is internal combustion? what percentage of their fleet is electric? "
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Upcoming Events

1. MHIA 2007 Annual Membership and Product Sections & Councils Meetings
Savannah, Georgia, United States
29th september to 3rd October 2007

2. Transport a Logistika
Brno, Czech Republic
1st to 5th October 2007

3. Regional heavy equipment theft Summit- North Kansas City, MO
North Kansas City, United States
3rd October 2007

4. ICUEE 2007 - The Demo Expo
Louisville, United States
16th to 18th October 2007

5. Trace-Tech ID
Sydney, Australia
23th & 24th October 2007

6. Global Freight Logistics Conference & Exhibition
West Beach, Australia
10-11th October 2007


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1. 2.5-Tonne Forklift
Albany, Australia
Closing: 10 October 2007
Contract: C07019


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1. Technical Support - Full time
United States, Greensboro

2. Aerial Mechanic - Full time
United States, Evansville

3. Outside Sales Professional - Full time
United States, Los Angeles County

4. Battery Field Service Technician - Full time
United States, Northern California and Southern California

5. Thorough Examination Inspector - Full time
United Kingdom, Lancashire, North /North West London, Kent

6. Technical Manager - Full time
Angola, Luanda

7. Pengate Handling Systems - Field Service Technician - Full time
United States, Syracuse, NY

8. Account Manager - Full time
United States, Greenville, SC

9. Forklift Technician - Full time
United States, Myrtle Beach, SC


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1. Fork Lift Mechanic In Michigan - Full time
Michigan, United States

2. Executive/General Manager - Full time
Midwest, United States

3. Engineering Superintendent/Manager - Full time
worldwide, United Arab Emirates

4. management - Full time
orlando florida, United States


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Fast Facts

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Editorial Calendar 2007

Review of 2006
US forklift market
Turret trucks and order pickers
Forklifts and global warming
Fleet management systems
The global attachments market
Forklifts in harsh applications
Materials handling in Eastern Europe
Engines and drive trains
Forklifts in cold rooms
China’s forklift market
End of Year review


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