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|Maybe the tide is turning. There don’t seem to be any stories about business failure or hardship in this week’s newsletter – just reports of expansion and new orders. And it’s not as if we ignored any “bad news” stories. There simply weren’t any this week. So mark the calendar. Today is the official Forkliftaction Recovery Day, and it’s upward and onward from here…|
|Lisman consolidates position with new premises |
|Lisman Vorkheftrucks has opened a third equipment showroom in Ijsselstein for its rough-terrain forklifts, telehandlers, warehouse forklifts and other industrial equipment.|
“We aim to further develop our position in the international used machine wholesale market,” says Koen Lisman, managing director and co-owner of the company.
Lisman tells Forkliftaction.com News that his business is the largest used material handling equipment wholesaler in Europe, selling 5,500 units to dealers in 2008.
“We are not gloomy about the future. Even in these difficult times, Lisman is continuing to invest,” he says.
The expansion comes despite the used equipment seller’s challenges over the past year. After years of steady growth, Lisman streamlined its organisation by downsizing staff from 70 - an all-time high in early 2008 - to 55. Eight employees were made redundant while temporary staff lost jobs and older staff retired.
Lisman explains that the company needs a minimum stock of 1,600 available machines in one centralised location for it to consolidate its market-leading position.
Hence, Lisman seized the opportunity to build a third showroom on its existing location in Ijsselstein.
“Customers can now visit the ‘Lisman truck boulevard’ (with its) three clearly segmented showrooms and select the trucks of their choice,” Lisman says.
The new premises (B-hall) have a storage area of about 6,000sqm (64,583sqft). There are forklifts over four tonnes, telehandlers, rough-terrain forklifts and high-level order pickers on the ground floor. Small warehouse forklifts and scissor lifts are located on the upper floor. The other premises are on Techniekweg and Archimedesstraat, named A-hall and C-hall respectively. The three showrooms are located about 250m (273yd) from each other, giving Lisman a total of 22,000sqm (236,806sqft) of covered storage area.
“All trucks in these showrooms can be inspected by customers and demonstrated by our test engineers. When the customer can fulfil his payment on the spot, he can literally drive his forklift out,” Lisman says.
He adds that the European forklift market is saturated after strong growth triggered by the EU’s expansion. The company is targeting non-EU countries for its growth plans.
“As part of our innovative strategies, [our] innovative marketing campaigns [will] result in developing customer bases in five new countries every year.”
A new website is in the pipeline to meet changing customer patterns. “Customers want to find more personalised information on the Lisman website and this tailor-made solution will be possible in the new version.”
Many customers tend to buy their used machines exclusively from Lisman because of its vast, high-quality range and the fact that it doesn’t compete with them by targeting end-users directly, he explains.
Lisman also plans to improve its customer care and boost cost optimisation of the Lisman assembly line where the machines are prepared for re-sale.
“Our strategy remains unchanged - a clear focus on quality, diversity and long-term relationships with our business partners,” Lisman says.
|Keeping forklifts out of explosive situations |
|By Tom Andel, contributing editor|
Recently, the manager of one of OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program regional offices sent out an email with the following subject line: “Safety Alert - Forklifts operating in Classified Areas”. It was spurred by a rash of citations OSHA inspectors issued to managers of refineries that were using improperly classified forklifts in areas classified as hazardous. The concern is that this situation creates a potential fire/explosion hazard.
The Alert noted that this situation is not limited to refineries, but may also occur in other workplaces where flammable vapours and/or combustible dusts (such as, but not limited to, coal, wood, grain, paper, metals and others) are present.
How big a problem is this to average forklift users?
It’s getting more play in Western states right now, particularly where diesel forklifts are used. A recent article in the Cal-OSHA Reporter described a condition called “diesel runaway”, in which the engine runs out of control when it encounters an external fuel source. Under normal conditions, the engine would stop when the fuel supply is shut off. In a runaway condition, the flammable vapour from an outside source enters the engine’s air intake, causing it to keep running and eventually overspeed, overheat and explode.
Rod Smith, an attorney with the Denver law firm of Sherman & Howard LLC, told Forkliftaction.com News that a growing number of his clients are being affected because there are no good alternatives to the kind of forklifts they need, and they’re asking his firm for help in defending their position.
“The problem is it’s not easy or cheap to find replacements,” he says. “For example, an electric forklift designed for heavy use in an outdoor location is not easy to come by. A number of my clients are concerned because they’ve been cited for having unapproved forklifts in their outdoor locations. We’re not sure what the fix is but we know it will be pretty expensive. You can’t use gasoline fired engines because of the various ignition sources. Now they’re coming after diesel.”
Safety experts acknowledge there is confusion regarding atmosphere classifications. These include:
- Class I flammable liquids, vapours, gases, mists
- Class II combustible dusts
- Class III Fibres and flings
Then there are divisions designating the types of environments in which these atmospheric elements are found:
Division 1 designates an environment where flammable gases, vapours, liquids and combustible dusts or ignitable fibres are likely to exist under normal operating conditions.
Division 2 is an environment where flammable gases, vapours, liquids and combustible dusts or ignitable fibres are not likely to exist under normal operating conditions.
OSHA’s diesel designations include DS (with safeguards to the exhaust, fuel and electrical systems) and DY (with all the safeguards of DS units plus temperature limitation features). The only forklifts approved for Division 1 hazardous locations are electric-powered, designated EX (with safeguards for use in atmospheres containing flammable vapours or dusts). DS, DY, EE (enclosed electrical equipment) and EX are approved for Division 2.
The problem is that few - if any - electric forklifts have capacities greater than 8,000 pounds (3,628Kg) or can consistently manoeuvre under load on uneven terrain. That’s when a manager may have to claim a “greater hazard defence”. In a nutshell, this manager might say, “The industry doesn’t make an electric forklift capable of performing this task, therefore it’s not feasible for me to meet the standard.”
John Astad, director and research analyst at the Combustible Dust Policy Institute, Santa Fe, Texas, has been researching global combustible dust-related fires and explosions in the industrial sector for a year and a half. He tells Forkliftaction.com News that citations involving forklifts are on the rise now that OSHA has a Combustible Dust National Emphasis Program (NEP). The NEP, which began in 2007 and was reissued in 2008, characterises facilities with potential ignition sources where combustible dust is present. Most recently, Astad’s incident data were utilised in OSHA’s proposed combustible dust rulemaking (ANPRM), to help stakeholders understand the probability of occurrence in the industrial sector.
The real issue now, he says, is to educate stakeholders among forklift vendors and users alike. Astad is still concerned with the language of the proposed rulemaking and believes OSHA should include the words ‘explosive atmospheres’ in the OSHA General Industry Regulations (1910.178).
“Most of the reason for catastrophic secondary dust explosions is poor housekeeping,” he says. “Remove the fuel (dust) and you will not have a secondary dust explosion. They already have a housekeeping section in the general duty clause. We’re talking millions of dollars in fixes [with the proposed rulemaking] and we haven’t even gotten to forklifts. That includes things like spark detection, isolation valves, explosion ventilation panels, etc. The small business owner might have to go out of business.”
A Combustible Dust Policy Institute Group is available on LinkedIn. The goal of this group is to minimise the severity and reduce the occurrence of combustible dust-related fires and explosions in the global workplace.
Astad is looking for more participants to discuss forklift-related challenges.
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|Crown introduces its first IC product |
New Bremen, OH, United States
|Crown Equipment Corporation announced the availability of its first company-manufactured internal combustion (IC) forklift with the release of the Crown C-5 Series. The new forklift combines the company’s core expertise in material handling with the agriculturally tested endurance of John Deere’s S250 engine.|
The engine was jointly developed for the C-5 with John Deere Power Systems. It allows for engine cooling and radiator clearing via an on-demand cooling system.
“Our customers came to us with internal combustion forklift issues related to engine performance, overheating, operator comfort and maintenance,” says Crown president Jim Dicke III. “We saw an opportunity to help our customers move beyond the existing limitations of IC truck performance.”
Crown’s research and development included analysis of maintenance work performed on thousands of IC trucks. Crown’s work with John Deere produced a 2.4-liter industrial engine for the C-5 that features a cast iron head and larger, more robust components designed to prevent overheating and warping. This will extend the forklift’s lifespan to twice that of existing IC trucks, according to Crown.
The C-5’s horsepower and low-end torque contribute to performance during acceleration, incline-loaded travel, and carrying or pushing heavy loads.
“People generally don’t drive their cars for eight to 16 hours a day, six days a week,” says Crown product manager Andy Smith. “In fact, running an automotive engine in a forklift for just 2,500 hours is the equivalent of driving 100,000 miles (16,090Km) at 40 miles per hour (64.4Km/h) in a car. An automotive engine just isn’t built to withstand the demands of many material handling environments.”
That’s why Crown decided not to go with an automotive engine, and instead opted for one that has been tested in agricultural and construction settings noted for dirt, debris and longer run times. Crown addressed the overheating challenge with a dual open-core radiator with separate cooling systems for the engine and transmission. This is a standard feature on the C-5.
An optional On-Demand Cooling (ODC) system automatically clears itself of debris and provides precise cooling to manage heat in intense and dirty environments. Each time a user starts the C-5, the ODC system’s radiator-clearing feature reverses the fan direction to dislodge any debris. This reduces the frequency of radiator cleanings, which reduces maintenance costs and increases uptime, according to Smith.
In addition, the ODC system adjusts its fan speed based on engine temperature, and the strategic placement of the fan improves cooling efficiency by pulling air evenly through the radiator rather than pushing the air out.
Another challenge facing IC lift truck users has been the high cost of frequent service and maintenance issues. Crown projects that in its first 2,000 hours of operation, the C-5 will average just 79 routine maintenance tasks. This is expected to result in reduced downtime and lowered out-of-pocket maintenance costs.
|Cargotec supplies RTGs to Namibia and Turkey |
|Cargotec has won a contract to supply six Kalmar E-One² rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) to Namport in Namibia.|
The RTGs, which will be delivered during the second half of 2010, are expected to increase the operational efficiency at Namport’s Walvis Bay port.
Raimo Ukkonen, Cargotec’s vice president for yard cranes, says the new RTGs will be used to stack containers with a higher stacking density than the counterbalanced equipment that Namport currently uses.
“This enables much more effective use of space and the new RTGs will effectively increase the port’s terminal capacity by 42%,” Ukkonen explains.
The 7+1 wide and one-over-five high RTGs will be fitted with twin lift spreaders, which provide a capacity of 50 tonnes, boosting handling efficiency and “supporting faster ship turnaround times”, Ukkonen says. They will also be equipped with an autosteering and container verification system, and remote diagnostics.
Ukkonen adds that Cargotec will provide Namport with on-site service support personnel to ensure maximum machine uptime.
The E-One² is Kalmar’s newest RTG model that Cargotec claims meets the latest safety and environmental demands while remaining productive and cost-effective.
Separately, Cargotec has also been awarded a contract to supply six Kalmar E-One² RTGs to Evyap Port in Turkey, to assist with the port’s continued expansion. The machines will be delivered by July 2010.
Ukkonen says that Cargotec and Evyap have a close working relationship.
“We strengthened our co-operation with Evyap in 2007 to increase their container throughput capacity. In those days, they were operating with just two mobile harbour cranes, three Kalmar reach stackers and two Kalmar empty container handlers,” Ukkonen says.
With the recent order, Evyap now has 10 Kalmar RTGs.
Evyap Logistics operates the Evyap Container Terminal, 70km (43mi) east of the Bosphorus at the Anatolian side of Istanbul. The Evyapport facility, accessible to about 60% of Turkey’s industry, covers 135,000sqm (1,453,122sqft) of land and uses a 600m (1,969 foot) berthing length.
|Konecranes receives repeat order from Algeria |
|Konecranes has received an order for 11 reach stackers from DP World Djazair in Algeria.|
“DP World is pleased to continue its business relationship with Konecranes,” says Joost Kruijning, managing director of DP World Africa.
DP World Djazair is a joint venture between DP World and the state of Algeria. The port intends to increase its capacity from 500,000 TEUs to 800,000 TEUs annually. Konecranes delivered six reach stackers and five empty container handlers to DP World Djazair in May and June 2009.
The new reach stackers will operate in the container terminal, replacing older rented units.
Both parties have agreed not to disclose the value of the order.
“The 11 reach stackers will help us meet our efficiency and productivity goals at DP World Djazair, in service to both our customers and the Algerian people,” Kruijning explains.
Konecranes Middle East sales director Niklas Brönn says the order is a result of the strong and long-time relationship between DP World and Konecranes.
“[Besides] the delivery in May-June this year, we have supplied reach stackers to their operations in Dakar, Senegal and Maputo in Mozambique.”
Konecranes claims its laden container reach stacker is one of the highest performing in the market. Its features include a “box type” chassis and load-sensing hydraulics. It can lift up to 45 tons and stack five containers-high and three-deep.
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|Taiwan market opens to Hoist handlers |
Bedford Park, IL, United States
|Hoist Liftruck has completed delivery of the first two eight-high empty container handlers (ECH-8s) into the Taiwanese market. This sale has paved the way for five more orders of ECH Series units in the region, which include six- and eight-high units. |
Hoist has also sold an ECH-8 unit to NZL Group, one of the fastest growing transportation and supply chain management companies in New Zealand. This ECH-8 will feature a twin-pick spreader attachment designed to lift two 20- or 40-foot containers simultaneously.
To complement the ECH Series, Hoist Liftruck is in the final R&D stages for its loaded container handlers, the LCH Series.
|Clark holds new dealer conference |
Lexington, KY, United States
|Last week, 31 people representing nine dealerships from across the US attended Clark Material Handling’s new dealer conference. According to Scott Johnson, director of dealer services, the idea was to focus on developing the core skills required to be a Clark professional. The three-day agenda included sessions on new equipment sales, service, and aftermarket parts operations. In addition to classroom time, attendees participated in practical labs using forklifts to work through real world situations.|
“We had involvement from across our entire organisation, including parts, service, sales, purchasing, finance, IT, manufacturing, and customer support [both trucks and parts],” Johnson tells Forkliftaction.com News.
Dennis Lawrence, president and CEO of Clark, addressed the group on the continuing growth of the company, both in North America and globally, and stressed the importance of community involvement to business success.
“Clark believes it is our responsibility to support the communities we do business in, and I encourage our dealers to do the same,” he said. “Be aware of those in need around you and do something positive to make a difference in their lives.”
Dealerships represented included:
Welch Equipment Company (Salt Lake City, UT),
Cal-Lift (Los Angeles, CA),
North Coast Lift Truck (Cleveland, OH),
Holt of California (Sacramento, CA),
Holly Material Handling (Tulsa, OK),
StarLift Equipment (West Haven, CT),
Andersen & Associates (Grand Rapids, MI),
Lift Truck Parts and Service (Boston, MA), and
Equipment Depot (Cincinnati, OH).
|Linde launches electric stand-on truck |
|Linde (China) Forklift Truck Corp Ltd has launched an electric stand-on reach truck at a ceremony attended by the vice mayor of Xiamen City and overseas dealer representatives.|
Chonggeng Ye, Xiamen City’s vice mayor, says Linde’s R&D activity has “greatly improved” in the past two years.
“The Xiamen Municipal Government recently [recognised] Linde (China)’s R&D centre as a ‘City Level R&D Centre’,” Ye says.
According to Linde (China) CEO Chingpong Quek, the company has an R&D team of 100 people equipped with testing equipment and keeping abreast of the latest developments in forklift technology and industry trends.
“We are no longer just an assembly production site but committed to Sino-German R&D as well as new product development projects,” Quek explains.
Ye adds that Linde’s E16 and E20 forklifts for the Chinese market have won the Xiamen New Product Award and Fujian New Product Award.
Linde (China) spokeswoman Ring Chen tells Forkliftaction.com News that the T16 and T20 pallet trucks and L10 and L12 pallet stackers will be launched in China soon.
The new R14SP, R16SP and R18SP reach stackers come in 1.4-1.8 ton lifting capacities.
|Reach stacker kitted out for extreme conditions |
Roveleto di Cadeo, Italy
|CVS Ferrari dealer Terminal Group has delivered a second F478 reach stacker to the Port of Pevek in Chukotka, Russia.|
Like the earlier machine, the region’s extreme climate presented a technical challenge to CVS Ferrari’s engineers. The first F478 unit has been working in Pevek for two years.
Area manager Matteo Tosi tells Forkliftaction.com News freight navigation is only allowed at the Port of Pevek, which is in the northern part of Chukotka region facing the Arctic Ocean, in the summer, because of icing on the sea surface.
“Temperatures can go down to -30C and the units are working during winter as well,” Tosi says.
CVS Ferrari designed the reach stacker’s tanks and hydraulic lines to work at low temperatures. The units are kept warm at night using electricity, to ensure a prompt start-up of the unit the next day. Electric heaters are also integrated into the machines.
|Movers & Shakers |
|Rocester, United Kingdom|
Alan Blake becomes JCB’s CEO on 1 January, replacing Matthew Taylor who is leaving to pursue other opportunities. Blake is currently chief operating officer and has been a senior director at JCB for 20 years. He will report to JCB chairman, Sir Anthony Bamford.
Tim Burnhope has been appointed group managing director for product development and commercial operations, while Graeme Macdonald has been appointed group managing director of business operations.
David Bell, managing director for sales, has been promoted to chief development officer, responsible for JCB’s future development in China and Brazil, where the company has plants.
Palfinger North America has appointed Butch Hunter as Palfinger Crayler sales and product manager. Hunter will oversee product development and sales strategies, pursue opportunities in new markets and, grow and manage the existing customer base. He has 15 years’ experience in the truck-mounted forklift industry.
|Forklift supplier wins SafeWork Award |
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
|Independent forklift supplier Pride Investment Holdings of New South Wales, trading as IFE Forklifts, has won an award in the WorkCover NSW SafeWork Awards.|
The company came first in the category “Best workplace health and safety practices in a small business”, with its innovative and systematic approach to OHS management through a program called “Take PRIDE in workplace safety”.
According to owner Darrin Pride, the program is not just compliant with legislation but forges a positive OHS culture throughout the organisation.
The program focused on two main areas — risk awareness and creating a family-friendly workplace. As part of the focus on risk awareness, the company sought to involve all workers in the development of relevant safe work practices with workers encouraged to identify workplace hazards through checklists, policies, procedures, training and registers.
The family-friendly element was seen as critical to increase staff satisfaction. The company implemented policies and procedures that supported workers and their families, improved retention rates and reduced absenteeism. The policies, such as leave arrangements and staff incentive programs, increased productivity, reduced costs associated with staff turnovers and increases the skills and OHS knowledge of workers.
Lisa Pride, quality and OHS administrator, tells Forkliftaction.com News that winning the award sets the company apart from many other small businesses as well as other forklift businesses.
“We are now also able to use the WorkCover logo on all company documentation, so it enables us to market our business as a safe workplace.
“We are hoping that it will also be instrumental in attracting staff that are health- and safety-conscious.”
Winners in each category will automatically be entered in the National SafeWork Australia Awards.
|New technology ‘thaws’ RFID |
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
|Now available in Australia, new freezer-proof RFID tags can be read through a covering of frost, humid air and wet surfaces, making them ideal for use in frozen goods distribution centres.|
Previously, RFID tags have been unreliable in a freezer environment due to the tag freezing and frost and ice reducing the read range.
The latest tag, supplied by Peacock Bros in partnership with UPM Raflatac, offers a printable white synthetic face that can be printed over with an RFID thermal label printer for encrypting and printing of user readable information.
Marketing manager Craig McKenzie tells Forkliftaction.com News that this is a breakthrough for large warehouses that have RFID readers on the front of forklifts as the driver doesn’t need to get off and make a manual read anymore.
“If RFID readers are installed onto the forklifts, then the entire process of receiving, dispatching and storing of frozen goods can be automated. This system eliminates data errors from manual input, provides a platform for instant real-time locating of products and product movement information, and reduces labour costs.”
|Critical container freight study on the go |
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
|The freight industry is being asked to participate in a critical landside container freight study which will be used for future public sector planning and forecasting for freight in Victoria.|
The study, being undertaken by the Port of Melbourne Corporation in partnership with the Victorian Department of Transport and the Essential Services Commission, will update the 2002 study upon which most forecasting is currently based.
Aims of the study include:
• Quantifying container freight movements at the Port of Melbourne (import, export and domestic freight);
• Quantifying the movement of container freight through the Dynon Rail Terminal Precinct;
• Explaining the whole of the logistics chain process for containers passing through the Port of Melbourne and the Dynon Rail Terminals; and
• Forecasting freight volumes and movements to 2040.
For more information, contact Loretta Gabriel at (03) 9919 6253.
|Job market softens |
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
|After two months of growth, job advertisements fell by 1.7% in October, according to the ANZ Jobs Advertisement Series released this week.|
Acting chief economist Warren Hogan says the results highlight that the economy’s recovery is still vulnerable to set-backs.
He says the Australian labour market has been characterised by cuts to hours that have meant fewer cuts to employment, and resulted in rising underemployment rather than rising unemployment. As the recovery progresses, this process is likely to slowly reverse, with working hours for existing employees creeping up again before total employment numbers begin to grow.
“It may, therefore, take some time to see sustained net job growth again, even after indicators of underlying economic conditions improve,” warns Hogan.
As trends in job advertising tend to lead actual employment outcomes by around six to nine months, Hogan expects broadly flat employment growth over the course of the summer, with a further small increase in the national unemployment rate to just above 6.5% in mid-2010.
Some divergent trends have emerged in job advertising across the states. The smaller states are showing the most strength, led by Tasmania where ads have grown strongly in recent months and are now only 2.4% below last year’s levels. Somewhat surprisingly, it is the mining-intensive states of Western Australia and Queensland where job advertising is weakest. Developments in NSW and Victoria reflect the broad national trend of a modest recovery in labour demand.
These results suggest that the economy remains soft and is only at an early stage of recovery.
|Adelaide hosts biggest rail event |
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
|The largest annual rail event in the Asia Pacific, AusRail, takes place at the Adelaide Convention Centre from 17-19 November.|
Featuring a major exhibition and three-day conference, it provides a forum for senior executives to discuss future policy, investment and the latest technological developments in the rail sector.
With the theme, “Doing more with less”, the conference will include
• Examining how innovation and technology can produce efficiencies;
• How regulation can help drive better practice;
• The role of a skilled, knowledgeable and motivated workforce;
• Maintaining a focus on rail safety despite tighter budgets;
• How passenger and freight services can be made more productive; and
• Raising capital for rail projects.
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|TCM America, Inc, NJ Division, is pleased to announce that Aurora Lift Truck Service, is joining the TCM family. The company, headquartered in Montgomery IL, brings 36 years experience to the table as they begin marketing the entire TCM portfolio (Classes I, III, IV and V) in the Chicago, IL suburbs.|
Aurora’s hallmark is superior after-sales service and backup designed to build customer confidence. The company offers total turnkey support covering all aspects of logistics and warehousing. From lift trucks and racks to mezzanines, loading dock equipment and Industrial Batteries, Aurora Lift Truck is committed to being their customers’ “one-stop shop” for all of their materials handling needs. This dedication will enhance the value of the TCM brand in the area.
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|Taylor Introduces the New XC Series |
|An exciting new XC Series of cushion tire industrial trucks has been introduced by Taylor Machine Works, Inc. of Louisville, Mississippi. These powerful cushion tire trucks are manufactured for productivity; they provide significant lift capacities in a remarkably compact space and are specifically designed for applications with limited maneuvering space plus significant heavy lift requirements. |
The six XC models provide lifting capacities of 18,000 to 35,000 pounds at 24‐inch load centers on 56‐ inch wide all‐welded chassis. The XC chassis are built on three wheel bases: 80‐inch for the 18,000, 20,000, and 22,000 pound capacities; 88 inches for the 25,000 and 30,000 pound capacities; and 98‐inch for the 35,000 pound capacity truck. With the exception of the XC‐350L, width over tires is 56.5 inches; over tire width for the XC‐350L is 60.5 inches. The cast counterweight features single‐bolt mounting for ease of service.
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|The New Range DSI by Mast Explorer ||Mecano Continental S.A., manufacturer of Mast Explorer hydrostatic rough-terrain forklifts, a leader in innovation and development in its category, has launched the latest and ultimate product - the new DSI 25 / 30 range.
The DSI range, as the initials indicate, is the new Diesel Semi-Industrial model by Mast Explorer. This model meets a very real need in the rough-terrain sector, which requires versatile forklifts suitable to handle materials on industrial sites with limited space. These forklifts must be adaptable to outdoor areas with uneven ground but at the same time ensure conditions of comfort, stability and safety.|
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Editorial Calendar 2010
The Forklift Market in The USA
Attachments: Pallet Handling
Used Forklift Dealers
The Forklift Market in China
Materials Handling Equipment in Ports
The Forklift Market in Latin America
Industrial Tryes and Wheels
Batteries and Chargers
Materials Handling in Europe
Warehouse Counter Balance Forklifts