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Inside Contact the Forkliftaction team
It may be a far cry from forklifts, but with three ex-South Africans on the team, it seems appropriate to mark the passing of one of the greatest leaders of our time, Nelson Mandela.
Like readers around the world, we were moved by the memorial service in Soweto this week - and especially by the inspirational message from US president Barak Obama.
Even though he had not held office for many years, Mandela left a huge legacy and one which Obama rekindled with his amazing speech.
This week was indeed a time for reflection and one in which we are all called upon to make a difference - no matter how small.

Lencrow orders eight new forklifts Australasia News
Melbourne, Victoria Independent forklift dealer Lencrow has ordered eight new 3T BOMAQ rough-terrain forklifts from the Spanish manufacturer, with the first two units due in February 2014. Managing director Ross Grassick ... [more]
NZ equipment manufacturer to close doors Australasia News
Christchurch Iconic manufacturer Steelbro New Zealand, which celebrated 135 years in business this year, will close its manufacturing facility in Christchurch by March 2014. The company, which supplies container handling ... [more]
C3 wins innovation award Australasia News
Mount Maunganui Logistics specialist C3, part of Asciano, has won an award for supply chain innovation. The company was recognised by Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in New Zealand (CILT) ... [more]
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KION focuses on Asia
CHINA KION Group AG, which celebrated the 20th anniversary of its presence in China last week, wants to focus more on Asia. The leading European forklift manufacturer says it will ... [more]
Crown Equipment invests in European operations
GERMANY Crown Equipment Corp is moving its European headquarters, constructing additional facilities and establishing a new logistics centre. “Although the world market for forklifts declined slightly in 2012, we were ... [more]
Large investment creates 2,500 jobs
UNITED KINGDOM JCB will invest GBP150 million (USD247 million) to expand its operations in Staffordshire. This is expected to generate 2,500 jobs by 2018. To mark the announcement last Friday, Chancellor ... [more]
Rico finds success with specialised forklifts
UNITED STATES Specialty forklift manufacturer BPR/Rico Manufacturing Inc is logging success with its lines of explosion-proof (EX) and metal die-handling forklifts, says Brian Willingham, major accounts manager. Rico works with about ... [more]
Kalmar wins Oslo contract
NORWAY Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has been awarded a contract to supply eight zero-emission rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes, featuring new Kalmar SmartPort automation technology, to the Port of Oslo in Sydhavna, ... [more]
Bumper machine orders for TPS
GERMANY Terex Port Solutions (TPS) boasts that its straddle carriers are in global demand after receiving orders for 40 diesel-electric powered Terex units from large terminal operators. “Our machines have ... [more]
Heli Americas moves centre
UNITED STATES Heli Americas moved its distribution centre 12 mi. (19.3 km) to the same building as its corporate offices and equity partner in Memphis. “We had been leasing warehouse space ... [more]
Boat dealer adds Neptune in expanding business scope
UNITED STATES The Boat House of Cape Coral LLC has added a Neptune marine forklift with 25,000 lb. (11,250 kg) capacity as part of a venture into the business of dry storage ... [more]
Tyre wins another award - Trelleborg, Sweden
CVS wins machine order - Roveleto di Cadeo, Italy
QNB works with Hyundai agent - Doha, Qatar
TMHIT gets certified - Casalecchio di Reno, Italy
Camoplast Solideal signs new deal - Shanghai, China [more]
Cooper extends reach and infrastructure
UNITED KINGDOM Cooper Specialised Handling is restructuring its materials handling business to boost its presence in both the forklift and specialised handling markets. Group managing director David Cooper says the Cooper ... [more]
Field trial kicks off with arrival of trucks
GERMANY Linde Material Handling has handed over a fleet of four tow tractors and five counterbalance trucks with fuel cell hybrid drive to the BMW plant in Leipzig, Germany as part ... [more]
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Isoloader leads in low height Straddle Carriers
'2-high container stacking with telescoping 6m/12m spreader and a height clearance under 4.9m (16ft).'
'1-high container handling with height clearances down to 2.8m (9ft) and width clearances to 4m (13ft)'

Isoloader's low height straddle carriers, including telescoping mast and open-ended straddles, combine the highest lifts with the lowest clearances in the market. Low height options are available for all of Isoloader’s Transporter, Econolifter , and EZlift series of straddle carriers, for 1-high through to 3-high container stacking, and for all load types and load weights up to 80 tonnes.

Isoloader provides container and heavy load handling solutions, manufacturing straddle carriers and rubber tyred gantries.

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Everything’s new at Curtis: new website, new products, new brochure
Curtis Instruments UK are delighted to announce that their new enhanced corporate website has gone live  -  at   -  underwriting 40 years of delivering superb vehicle technology solutions to the UK and Ireland. [more]
The votes continue for the new Cat® NPF25N2
The Cat® NPF25N2 platform power pallet truck, the only product chosen in two categories for the FLTA's Annual Awards for Excellence, is nominated for the Awards of Innovation and Ergonomics. [more]
Bolzoni Auramo clamps in use at Smurfit Kappa
Paper packaging products manufacturer Smurfit Kappa continues its co-operation with Bolzoni Auramo. Bolzoni recently delivered their AR-45RJ0-15 paper roll clamps to be installed on Carer 8 ton electric forklift trucks for cost effective and high performing damage-free handling. [more]
CYBERWATCH LAN: a VERY inexpensive way to monitor machinery usage
Keytroller’s CYBERWATCH LAN is a VERY inexpensive way to monitor the usage of various machinery in a plant---like forklifts, cranes, pumps, generators, compressors etc.  The device communicates through the client’s WiFi network---SO THERE ARE NO WIRELESS COMMUNICATION COSTS!! [more]
CeMAT extends range of exhibits to dealers presenting used industrial trucks
CeMAT has extended its range of exhibits, and for the first time is offering selected dealers in industrial trucks the opportunity to present used vehicles at the show. [more]
Cascade builds largest bale clamp for HallandsHamnar facility in Varberg, Sweden
Cascade Corporation, remains at the forefront of the material handling industry with the design, production and successful implementation of an 18-ton pulp bale clamp to meet the demanding needs of a busy port in Sweden.
Indian Ocean Ports and Logistics - now in its 8th successful year!
Indian Ocean Ports and Logistics is the largest annual Container Ports, Shipping and Transport Logistics Exhibition and Conference trade event serving the islands of the Indian Ocean - now in its 8th successful year! [more]
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Your Focus
Your Focus: Battery safety
Jay Bruscato identifies seven facts about forklift batteries and their risks.

Isoloader leads in low height Straddle Carriers
Everything’s new at Curtis: new website, new products, new brochure
The votes continue for the new Cat® NPF25N2
Bolzoni Auramo clamps in use at Smurfit Kappa
CYBERWATCH LAN: a VERY inexpensive way to monitor machinery usage
CeMAT extends range of exhibits to dealers presenting used industrial trucks
Cascade builds largest bale clamp for HallandsHamnar facility in Varberg, Sweden
Indian Ocean Ports and Logistics - now in its 8th successful year!
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In The Discussion Forums
"I looked at a new 15,000 Maximal yesterday. Cost for customer is $30,000 less than a Toyota. At first glance it is a very nice machine but closer observation show some little improvements needed.".
Forkliftt, United States
"Correct me if I'm wron,g but in ALL operator training classes i've ever been in they instruct the operator to carry their load as close to the ground as possible to maintain stability of the truck.".
swoop223, United States
"Be sure to replace the axle shaft seal in the end of the axle tube. Both bearings run in grease, but if oil seal lets loose- oil can work its way past the rear hub seal and soak the shoes. TVH lists the seal with the drive axle- not the brake parts.".
Forkliftt, United States
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