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It’s interesting to watch our Discussion Forums to get a sense of different posters’ views of forum etiquette. Most people are well-behaved, respectful and well-intentioned. But there are some posts that verge on defamation, and we try to remove these quickly - not to stifle discussion, but to avoid legal action.
Then, there are those people who try to use the Forums for advertising. They know it’s not on to try and promote their businesses and many of them try all sorts of tricks to sneak their emails and URLs into the posts. All we can say is: come on guys, we weren’t born yesterday. Our moderators know what you’re up to when they see things like “xyz-at-email-dot-com”. Worse still, those clumsy efforts to mask your contact details just prove that you know it’s wrong, so please, ignore the temptation and use the Forums for their intended purpose - to foster discussion and help others in the industry.

Clean forklift demonstrates innovative technology Australasia News
Melbourne, Victoria The technology to produce compressed air forklifts is in the running to win big in a GE initiative to build innovative clean energy technologies. The competition, called ‘ecomagination challenge:... [more]
Forklift organisation re-elects officials Australasia News
Deakin West, ACT The Australian Industrial Truck Association (AITA), which represents the interests of the major suppliers of forklifts and associated equipment in Australia, has elected its office-bearers for 2013, keeping the status... [more]
NZ port delivers record results Australasia News
Mount Maunganui Port of Tauranga announced another record half-year profit for the six months to December 2012 as it grew container traffic and bulk freight volumes. Net profit after tax increased... [more]
Logistics leaders will address supply chain issues Australasia News
Melbourne, Victoria Industry leaders taking part in the CEO panel session at next month’s Australian Logistics Council (ALC) Forum will discuss why improving logistics productivity, efficiency and safety should be a top... [more]

Analyst foresees modest rise in US demand
UNITED STATES A market research report on US forklift and conveyor manufacturing predicts that “improving freight and manufacturing activity will spur a modest rise in demand”. The report from IbisWorld Inc... [more]
Konecranes wins EUR100M order
FINLAND Konecranes has won a record order for container-handling equipment from Indonesian state-owned terminal operator PT Pelabuhan Indonesia. The order comprises 10 ship-to-shore (STS) cranes, 20 automated stacking cranes (ASC)... [more]
Ownership change for wholesaler Forklift Pro Inc
UNITED STATES Bill Zemak has acquired ownership of wholesale firm Forklift Pro Inc from founder Buck Caldwell. Terms for the transaction were not disclosed. While in the process of retiring, Caldwell... [more]
QA Liftrucks complains about CFTS advertising
UNITED KINGDOM The UK’s Consolidated Fork Truck Services (CFTS) has had to review its advertising after a local forklift company complained to the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA). In the August 2012... [more]
TICO extends offer for Cascade shares to 21 March
UNITED STATES A Toyota Industries Corp (TICO) unit says it further extended the expiration of its tender offer for Cascade shares to 21 March with the consent of Cascade Corp. The extension... [more]
Nuova Detas forklifts parts still available
BELGIUM Thermote & Vanhalst (TVH) is looking for ex-employees of Nuova Detas as their knowledge and experience will help ensure its customers can continue to repair ND forklifts. Spokeswoman Debbie... [more]
Savings as plant goes green
UNITED KINGDOM A potato processing plant in Shropshire has reduced its carbon footprint and its fuel bills after switching to LPG forklifts from West Midlands dealer Jofson Mitsubishi. Market Drayton-based ER... [more]
CeMAT SA expected to grow
CeMAT South America organiser Deutsche Messe is optimistic about the success of the expo that was launched n 2011, with 250 exhibitors expected to participate in the event. “The... [more]
Movers & Shakers
Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc, United Kingdom Warehousing Association [more]
Development of eLearning module targets AWP operators
UNITED STATES NES Rentals Holdings Inc of Chicago has developed and tested an eLearning module through which the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) is expanding operator training. IPAF has conducted successful... [more]
Watts Equipment donates pallet trucks
UNITED STATES Forklift dealer Watts Equipment Co Inc of Manteca has donated nine electric pallet trucks to seven non-profit organisations. “Each jack with battery and charger runs approximately USD4,000,” says Shirley... [more]
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Heavy lift trucks sale with Globequip
With decades of experience in the heavy lift truck industry, Globequip‘s specializes in sourcing, delivering and maintaining container handling equipment throughout Australia and the South Pacific (Papua New Guinea, Fiji, the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and New Caledonia).

Selected current offers:
. HYSTER H52-00XM-16CH 2004
   Full container handler, Capacity 52,000 Kgs more info & photo
. HYSTER H48.00XM-16CH 2005
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Contact Ian Ogilvie on +61 (0)407 818 887, or send an email
Globequip‘s field service team have been deployed on-site, both at Australia’s busiest ports and within the challenging conditions of the Islands. A partnership with Kalmar ensures maximum uptime and profitability.
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Lencrow now has available a new work assist Vehicle
The EP CK-05 is now available through Lencrow Materials Handling. This unit is designed to pick and pack products to a height of 5000mm, whilst improving WHS procedure when using ladders to pick single orders from higher than ground level. [more]
NICHIYU updates explosion-proof counterbalance truck : FB-E70
Nichiyu’s explosion-proof counterbalance truck has been updated, now equipped with AC motors and controllers for both of traction and hydraulics. It adds to an exceptional combination of overwhelming speed, eye-opening power and unmatched manoeuvrability and operability. [more]
LiuGong Announces CSL Equipment as New Forklift Dealer in Canada
LiuGong Construction Machinery N.A. LLC, headquartered in Katy, Texas, is pleased to announce that CSL Equipment Ltd. has joined them as a new forklift dealer in Western Canada. [more]
The International Materials Handling Exhibition (IMHX) 2013
The International Materials Handling Exhibition (IMHX) 2013 is the UK's leading intralogistics event. Over 400 exhibitors, including TVH, Davis Derby, Espex Batteries, RDS Technology and Pyroban, will showcase their solutions. [more]
MHEDA Plans 2013 Annual Convention in Palm Desert, California
The Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA) will present its 58th Annual Convention this May in California. The Convention provides material handling equipment professionals the opportunity to spend four days learning, networking and discovering resources for their company.
India Warehousing Show grows in leaps and bounds
India Warehousing Show has grown leaps and bounds since its inception with over 200 exhibiting companies offering an absolute package to its visitors. [more]
You cannot afford to miss our Fleet and Asset Management feature
Forkliftaction News are exploring the latest technologies and applications within the Fleet Management industry in our April feature article.   Boost your business with the latest information on the technologies and products that shape the way that leading companies manage their operations. [more]
Heavy lift trucks sale with Globequip
Lencrow now has available a new work assist Vehicle
NICHIYU updates explosion-proof counterbalance truck : FB-E70
LiuGong Announces CSL Equipment as New Forklift Dealer in Canada
The International Materials Handling Exhibition (IMHX) 2013
MHEDA Plans 2013 Annual Convention in Palm Desert, California
India Warehousing Show grows in leaps and bounds
You cannot afford to miss our Fleet and Asset Management feature
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In The Discussion Forums
"We have Crown man-up VNA equipment and double deep reach trucks on our fleet, with parts support being terrible for both products. On the VNA trucks, we had recurring problems that they nursed through the warranty period and never actually resolved the problems but instead, as soon as the warranty period finished, they just wanted to start billing us for new controllers and we ended internally resolving the problem.".
Helper, United Kingdom
"This is intelligent marketing by Hyster. By inferring it saves money on fuel, it is referring to the old Hyster model and not to the market and competition in general.".
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