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There’s good news and bad news this week. The good news, according to the latest Global Financial Stability Report from the International Monetary Fund is that the global financial system is far more stable than it was six months ago. The bad news: despite dramatic financial improvements in recent months, there is a persistent and growing wedge in Europe between financial 'haves' and 'have nots.' Because banks in Europe are broken, affordable credit is not getting through to the parts of the economy that need it, particularly to small and medium-sized enterprises. Also, large amounts of debt are weighing down many corporations in periphery countries, which they built up during the pre-crisis boom years.

Doosan appoints AB Equipment as NZ dealer Australasia News
Auckland Equipment supplier Doosan has appointed materials handling company AB Equipment Limited as its dealer for New Zealand. The company will distribute the full line of Doosan heavy products, including... [more]
Worker injured by walkie stacker Australasia News
Perth, Western Australia A company has been fined $60,000 (plus $7,673 in costs) over an incident in which a worker was injured when a lifting device fell on her.    National Fleet... [more]
Logistics game challenges players Australasia News
Gold Coast, Queensland An Australian version of the UK educational game, Business on the Move, is being developed by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Australia (CILTA) to help students and adults... [more]
NZ port opens expanded container terminal Australasia News
Tauranga Port of Tauranga has officially opened a major expansion of its container terminal facilities. With the container wharf length expanded by nearly a third, the port has installed a... [more]
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Heavy Cargo and Container Handling Forklifts from Forklift Traders Australasia News
Established in 1984 Forklift Traders have an enviable reputation for the supply of new and used forklifts for handling heavy general cargo and ISO shipping containers. Serving the wholesale forklift industry and major logistics operators throughout Australia and the region the company is happy to partner with dealers whose core business does not include the larger range of forklifts and reach stackers.

Available for immediate delivery:
NEW HYSTER H16XM-6   16,000kg at 600mm - Specs and Photos
NEW HYSTER H32XM-12   32,000kg at 1200mm - Specs and Photos

Contact: Michael Carlin at Forklift Traders
Australia: 1800 688 788; New Zealand: 0800 93 8000;
International: +61 2 9897-5111.
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Rental fleets continue to grow
STILL GmbH is forecasting an increase in revenue, fleet size and the importance of the short-term rental (STR) business. Spokeswoman Jacqueline Wiecker tells News: “The main factors... [more]
China’s share of revenues fall
UNITED KINGDOM Construction equipment sales by 50 of the world’s largest manufacturers grew 2.6% in 2012 to USD186 billion, according to KHL Group. The group’s Yellow Table Survey, which ranks the... [more]
Crown opens branch in Kansas City
UNITED STATES Crown Equipment Corp has opened a company-owned branch in Lenexa, Kansas within a metropolitan area spanning the Missouri-Kansas border and having more than two million residents. Crown employs 30... [more]
Mentor: overuse of the term 'accident' breeds complacency
UNITED KINGDOM Mentor Training believes that distinguishing between ‘accidents’ and ‘incidents’ can help employers and employees accept responsibility for their actions. “People tend to overuse the word ‘accident’”, says technical manager... [more]
Safety regulator underscores ways to prevent falls
UNITED STATES A senior US safety regulator has commended those in the aerial work business for taking safety seriously and commitment to work with stakeholders on the issue of fall protection.... [more]
Forkway offers Air Products a lift
UNITED KINGDOM A world leader in the supply of atmospheric, process and specialty gases has signed a major new contract with Yale Europe Materials Handling and the Forkway Group.    Air... [more]
Flexi meets demand with factory expansion
UNITED KINGDOM Flexi Narrow Aisle has undertaken a major expansion of its UK production facility to keep pace with growing demand for its articulated forklifts. Managing director Peter Wooldridge says the... [more]
Milestone order for TPS
GERMANY Terex Port Solutions (TPS) has received a milestone order for automated container-handling equipment for terminals. Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) of Hong Kong, China has placed an order... [more]
Jungheinrich holds used truck fairs
UNITED KINGDOM Jungheinrich (UK) Ltd will hold a used equipment fair in the UK next week. The event will take place at Jungheinrich’s depot in Cumbernauld on April 24th. Electric... [more]
AK records success with iPads on forklifts
UNITED STATES Mezzanine, pallet-rack and modular-office supplier AK Material Handling Systems Co of Maple Grove is finding success in using Apple iPad devices on its warehouse forklifts. In a progressive move... [more]
MHEDA prepares for convention in California
UNITED STATES Get Your Game On is the theme for the Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA) convention from 4-8 May at the JW Marriott Desert Springs resort and spa in Palm... [more]
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Launch of the most compact and lightweight telehandler
AUSA launches the lightest and most compact telehandler in the market: the Taurulift T 144 H Plus.

The Taurulift T 144 H Plus can handle loads up to 1,350 kg at a maximum height of 4 m. This light telehandler of just 2.4tn is powered by a low noise and low fuel consumption 22.7kW Kubota engine.

The AUSA-exclusive hydrostatic transmission with an automatic anti-slippery system enhances the performance of the permanent 4WD transmission which results in lower fuel consumption and tire wearing.

Its LOW cost of ownership makes it a SMART investment.

For more information, visit the AUSA website or send us an email. [more]
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There’s nothing pedestrian about Yale’s MP20 Pedestrian Pallet Trucks
Offering a choice of 1125 or 1173mm long forks, with a 670mm fork spread and a 2000kg load capacity, the Yale MP20 is the handy heavy lifter that’s not light on features. [more]
EP launches EPT20-18ET Electric Pallet Truck
If you’re looking for a powered pallet truck at an attractive price that is well built and easy to operate, our EPT20-18ET motorised pallet truck is the perfect choice. [more]
New Paper Roll Clamp Boosts Productivity
Cascade introduces new durable 13H Paper Roll Clamp. The rugged and reliable clamp is specifically designed to handle small to medium size rolls of newsprint, form and printing stock; making it ideal for newspaper publishers, printers and warehouses. [more]
Real Time Solutions fits FMX to Langeberg and Ashton FLTs
Real Time Solutions recently fitted close to 90 FMX units at Langeberg and Ashton in the Western Cape near Robertson, in partnership with Toyota SIE. [more]
Learn, network and discover resources at MHEDA's 2013 Annual Convention
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.
Global trends in port and maritime security - how they will affect your business.
Africa Ports and Harbours 2013 will focus on creating strong innovative brands in emerging markets. The event is part of Africa's largest rail, transport and infrastructure show with the co-located Africa Rail, Signalling & Train Control and Aviation Outlook Africa. [more]
New 360 Flexible Fleet Solutions from Collective Intelligence
Collective Intelligence Group provide the technology behind Australia's leading Fleet Management Solutions across major industry sectors from construction and mining to all areas of materials handling. [more]
Put your event in front of 100,000+ unique visitors monthly on, and be seen by business people who are keen to learn about the latest industry initiatives worldwide. Forkliftaction is proudly supporting the following events over the coming months... [more]
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Hunters Battery Warehouse has Brand New Enersys 48 Volt 3 phase Chargers $800.00
ATTENTION: Sales Managers, Used Truck Managers, Rental Managers, Parts Managers & Sales People

Hunters Battery Warehouse has Enersys 48 Volt Model EH3-24-1000 Chargers deeply DISCOUNTED for your dealership.

Jeff Jetton Sales Manager
Call +1 (405)-343-6112
Fax +1 (405) 631-5562  
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Quantities of 50+ Available

If you would like to see our full line of Batteries & Chargers, please visit
Launch of the most compact and lightweight telehandler
Hunters Battery Warehouse has Brand New Enersys 48 Volt 3 phase Chargers $800.00
There’s nothing pedestrian about Yale’s MP20 Pedestrian Pallet Trucks
EP launches EPT20-18ET Electric Pallet Truck
New Paper Roll Clamp Boosts Productivity
Real Time Solutions fits FMX to Langeberg and Ashton FLTs
Learn, network and discover resources at MHEDA's 2013 Annual Convention
Global trends in port and maritime security - how they will affect your business.
New 360 Flexible Fleet Solutions from Collective Intelligence
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In The Discussion Forums
"KION will be gone in five years as it is now: the Chinese will buy it and break it up or merge it into one of the Chinese companies . The people who own the Hydraulic business will take this out and leave KION with no real business - only Germany and France .".
sam_s, United Kingdom
"Well it seems that Liftone is at the top of the poll in the forklift industry. We learned that for the second time this year, profit checks rolled out to all of their employees. ".
nostradamus_p, United States
"Reletively speaking, the weight of the carraige and forks is negligable but I have never heard of anyone wanting to park their lift in such a manner. If you drive by any rental yard, you see every zoom boom in the yard elevated and extended for weeks on end, it would lead you to believe it is a non factor.".
snowmonkey, Canada
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