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Our special features return this week with a detailed look at heavy forklifts. The feature also has a geographic focus, looking specifically at Australia, and while readers will learn a lot about the capabilities of the machines at the big end of the scale, they’ll also discover something about one of the economies least affected by the global slow-down.
Those outside the Asia Pacific may be unaware of what’s happening Down Under, but as the report shows, there’s plenty of activity in mining, freight and general industry - and heavy-lift forklifts are very much alive and well.
We hope you enjoy the feature and look forward to bringing you more in-depth coverage of specialist market segments.
|This Week's Feature|
FROM THE FORKLIFTACTION.COM EDITORIAL TEAM
Big machines for big jobs - Heavy Forklifts in Australia
The role of heavy forklifts has changed significantly in recent years, with new environmental and emission regulations and greater demand from customers for improved efficiency and reduced downtimes. Melissa Barnett, looks at the performance of heavy forklifts in the challenging Australian industrial environment. [Read the full report]
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|Forklift dealer expands in Albury and Gladstone Australasia News|
Albury, New South Wales Toyota Material Handling Australia (TMHA) has opened new premises in Albury and Gladstone.
The Albury branch gives the company a direct presence in the region, which was previously serviced... [more]
|New apprenticeship designed for EWP mechanics Australasia News|
Mona Vale, New South Wales In a first for Australia, an apprenticeship has been designed specifically for elevating work platform (EWP) mechanics and is expected to be available from the start of 2013.
|Reform report highlights way forward for supply chains Australasia News|
Canberra, ACT The Australian Logistics Council (ALC) has welcomed key recommendations in the Infrastructure Finance and Funding Reform report released last week, which it says could lead to more efficient supply chains.... [more]
|Another $400m invested in Melbourne port Australasia News|
Melbourne, Victoria An additional $400 million will be invested at the Port of Melbourne to consolidate the import and export auto trade, bringing the overall investment in the port’s expansion project to... [more]
|Global News||FROM THE FORKLIFTACTION.COM EDITORIAL TEAM|
|World market stable and high-level|
GERMANY The world materials handling equipment market remained stable at a high level in the first four months of 2012, despite declining economic conditions in Europe.
According to Jungheinrich Group,... [more]
|Crown partners with TNT for parts|
GERMANY Crown Equipment Corp, one of the world’s largest electric forklift manufacturers, has chosen TNT Innight to handle its European spare parts distribution.
“We are pursuing a strategy of expansion... [more]
|Balkancar GM seeks partner|
BULGARIA Forklift parts manufacturer Balkancar G Mihaylov Co (Balkancar GM) is looking to diversify with a business partner as its traditional markets shrink.
Company spokesman Valentin Stoev tells Forkliftaction.com News... [more]
|Raymond recognises engineers|
UNITED STATES The Raymond Corporation has recognised 22 engineers for their contributions to 42 patents awarded since 2004 by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The recognition event was held at... [more]
|UK pallet specialist grows rapidly|
UNITED KINGDOM Golden Valley Pallet Wrap Specialists Ltd (GVPS) expects to double its turnover in 2012/13 as sales of its pallet wrap film and machinery continue to rise.
GVPS managing director... [more]
|Clark honours sales managers|
UNITED STATES Clark Material Handling Company has announced the recipients of its Sales Manager of the Year awards for 2011. Sales managers who achieved excellent growth in Clark forklift sales last year... [more]
Improvements to award-winner
- Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Raymond’s new truck
- Greene, NY, United States
New hybrid power pack
- Helsinki, Finland [more]
|Rugged tablets suitable for forklift applications|
UNITED STATES The tactical systems division of Parsippany-based DRS Technologies Inc is expanding its line of computer tablets suitable for materials handling applications.
Thin and lightweight at less than 1.5 lb.... [more]
|Jungheinrich supports Europe’s largest medical charity|
GERMANY Jungheinrich AG in Hamburg and Action Medeor in Tönisvorst have signed a co-operation contract for various aid projects.
“We are very pleased to partner with Jungheinrich,” says Bernd Pastors,... [more]
|Movers & Shakers|
Oshkosh Corp, Linde Material Handling Czech Republic, Wisconsin Lift Truck [more]
|FLTA points the way to diesel fume solutions|
UNITED KINGDOM The Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) has urged those who use and maintain forklifts to take action following the World Health Organisation’s classification of diesel exhaust fumes as carcinogenic.... [more]
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|The MLA Vulcan: Lifting to new heights|
The MLA Vulcan ReachStacker was designed to handle tough conditions and more than measures up to the heavy truck standard, delivering consistent high performance, reliability and durability while keeping operational costs to a minimum.
Its state of the art features include:
- A powerful, low revving - high torque engine, matched with an electrically controlled 4-speed transmission, and a variable displacement piston-pump load sensing hydraulic system
- High quality, heavy duty drive line components
- On-board microprocessors
- Spacious, cushioned cab, comfort-class seat,
- CanBus control of all power and truck hydraulic systems
Contact:131 652 within Australia or visit www.mlaholdings.com.au [more]
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|Terex Port Equipment Strong Tradition Heading To The Future|
Lencrow has been involved in materials handling for over 35 years and is proud to support Terex Port Equipment Liftrucks division in sales, after sales and spare parts for the entire East coast of Australia. [more]
|NearGuard System Modernises Heavy Lifting Safety|
United Forklift and Access Solutions put their customers’ needs and safety first by supplying Konecranes Lift Trucks, which utilises NearGuard technology. In an industry where workplace safety is paramount, these lift trucks are helping to reduce onsite accidents. [more]
|The success of the Kalmar DCG 90-180 continues|
Cargotec’s new DCG90-180 range of Kalmar lift trucks promise to deliver improvements in fuel efficiency, safety, serviceability and ergonomics while reducing environmental impact. With capacities ranging from 9-18 tonnes - it’s the first of Kalmar’s G generation material handling equipment. [more]
|Manitou, a leading supplier to the mining industry and resources sector|
Since inventing the first Rough Terrain forklift in 1958, Manitou is continuing its tradition of leading through innovation by the recent release of the world’s largest telescopic handler, the MHT 10225. [more]
|BHP Billiton selects Linde for heavy lifting|
Linde Material Handling delivers the first of its new generation H140D 1401 series heavy forklifts to an Australian customer. The H140D incorporates the world renowned Linde high precision hydrostatic drive train that operates without gearbox, clutch, differential or conventional brakes. [more]
|Kalmar supports Pacific Materials Handling|
With over 20 years’ experience in business Pacific Materials Handling, together with Kalmar, are committed to providing world class heavy forklift and container handling equipment supply and support solutions to your business. [more]
|Next generation of Hyster Big Trucks - Benefits of Tier 4 Interim|
Working closely with Cummins, Hyster has met the new set of Tier 4 Interim regulations for off-highway diesels. The next generation of Hyster big trucks are cleaner, quieter, more responsive and significantly more fuel efficient by up to 30%. [more]
|The Omega Heavy Trucks Range delivers productivity and comfort|
Designed and manufactured in Australia by Clark Equipment, Omega Heavy Trucks are distributed across the globe, operating in ports, heavy industries and other applications within South Pacific, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and the United States of America. [more]
|Forkliftcenter - First Class Used heavy Lift Equipment|
Servicing customers all over the world Forkliftcenter, a brand independent and family owned company, recently opened a sales office in Australia. Having Hendrick Boone at the helm helps bridge the enormous time difference between the continents. [more]
|Big Lift Trucks delivers 6 new Taylor machines in Australia|
Big Lift Trucks, part of the global group, are the exclusive Australian supplier of the Taylor range of industrial forklifts. They also specialise in industrial forklift trucks and container handling equipment, and provide an efficient sales, repair and support service. [more]
|“HEAVY LIFTS” - PART 2: A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE|
Did you find today’s special feature on ‘Heavy Lifts in Australia’ interesting?
“HEAVY LIFTS” - PART 2 will look at the specific design of heavy forklifts as... [more]
|New way to handle white goods with Bolzoni Auramo I-MOVE|
The Bolzoni Auramo Intelligent Cartons & Appliances Clamp i-MOVE Series provides the solution to the white goods handling problems, avoiding all damages to the machines and packaging, allowing a safe, quick and easy handling of the load in any case of applications. [more]
|Yale Carolinas, Inc. Signs Long-Term Agreement To Be Local Region’s Exclusive Yale Forklift Dealer|
May 30, 2012 - Material handling dealer Yale Carolinas, Inc., announced a three-year extension of their marketing agreement with Nacco Materials Handling Group (NMHG) to be the sole representative of the Yale brand forklift throughout parts of six southeastern states [more]
|TVH Parts Co. (TVH®), Kansas announces Dan Oriente's Promotion|
With over 100 brands of material handling and industrial equipment vehicles TVH is the industry leader. Dan Oriente’s promotion to Business Development Manager for the Material Handling Division will see the development and growth of our customers across the US. [more]
|Cascade’s Tyre Handler Makes Changing Oversize Tyres Safe and Efficient |
With leading-edge design and safety features Cascade's Tyre Handler emerges as the perfect product for the challenging task of handling all your over-sized tyre needs. Automatic Fall Back Arms is just one of the many safety features that sets Cascade apart. [more]
|Budget Forklifts is proud to introduce their High Capacity line of forklifts |
Budget Forklifts offer heavy-duty lifts trucks for any application and is an exclusive dealer of Omega Lift, carrying Omega Lift’s full line of High Capacity forklifts including the HERC, ARM XL & 4DML Series.
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|Globequip's Service Spans South Pacific |
With decades of experience in the heavy lift truck industry, Globequip’s expertise lies in specifying the correct materials handling equipment for the task and backing it up with an expert on-site service team.
Globequip’s experience includes sourcing, delivering and maintaining container handling equipment throughout Australia and the South Pacific including Papua New Guinea, Fiji, the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and New Caledonia.
Globequip’s field service team have been deployed on-site, both at Australia’s busiest ports and within the challenging conditions of the Islands. Globequip’s partnership with Kalmar ensures that world leading equipment is specified, resulting in maximum uptime and profitability.
Contact Peter (0400 685 268) or Ian (0407 818 887) or visit www.globequip.com.au
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|Rental & Used Equipment Conference|
When properly managed, used and rental equipment can be a great pocket of business. Join MHEDA September 13-14 at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare for the Rental & Used Equipment Conference.
Learn best practices and strategies to maximize the profitability of a dealer’s used and rental equipment departments.
Topics include: rental financial drivers and models; best rental operational practices; asset management; marketing and selling used equipment and more.
Plus, enjoy learning from your industry peers during networking events such as meals and roundtables.
Only $649 per person (special members rate). You won’t find this kind of material handling industry specific anywhere else - so register today!