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Chinese people around the world are currently celebrating their New Year.
2014 is the year of the Horse. Horses, in Chinese legend, are strong and stable (much like good forklifts) and have a strong ability to make decisions (just like some of the industry leaders). People born this year will be great at interacting with others, and will succeed personally and professionally. Hopefully, some of that will rub off onto all of us.
On behalf of all at, Gong xi fa cai 恭喜发财
Local NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

Forklift doyen returns to launch logistics personnel recruitment division Australasia News
Sydney, New South Wales Former president of Toyota Material Handling Australia Steve Harper has joined Australian-based recruitment company Automotive Personnel International to launch a new division specialising in materials handling and logistics personnel recruitment. ... [more]
NZ port orders new straddle carriers Australasia News
Auckland Ports of Auckland will invest around $12 million in the purchase of two new straddle carriers and a new tug to be delivered later this year. The purchase will ... [more]
Contract awarded for Melbourne expansion project Australasia News
Melbourne, Victoria Port of Melbourne Corporation has awarded McConnell Dowell the contract to design and build the maritime works package for the upcoming Port Capacity project. The contract will involve around ... [more]
Safety under spotlight after injury to forklift driver Australasia News
Christchurch, New Zealand Port of Lyttelton has been issued five WorkSafe NZ improvement notices relating to its City Depot near Woolston, following a serious injury to a forklift driver after a shipping container ... [more]
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Global NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

Access, rental demands show strength
UNITED STATES JLG parent firm Oshkosh Corp of Oshkosh and industry giant United Rentals Inc of Stamford have delivered strong financial reports. Oshkosh Corp Oshkosh reports that continued replacement demand ... [more]
Demand for short-term hire increasing
UNITED KINGDOM Impact Handling will see over 100 new machines from Cat Lift Trucks added to its short-term hire fleet and is not ruling out more short-term hire orders this year. ... [more]
FLTA names winners
UNITED KINGDOM The Fork Lift Truck Association announced the winners of its 20th annual Awards for Excellence. Big product category winners include Cooper SH Konecranes’ Hybrid Reachstacker (Environment), Combilift’s Combi-WR4 (Ergonomics), ... [more]
Konecranes Lift Trucks expands in China
CHINA Konecranes Lift Trucks has signed a contract with Rong Shun Trading (Shanghai) Co Ltd to further expand and strengthen its forklift business in China. “[The] Chinese market is ... [more]
Flexis for WHO
UNITED KINGDOM Flexi Narrow Aisle has supplied more Flexi articulated forklifts to the World Health Organisation (WHO) that will operate in WHO facilities that assist in the distribution of vaccines and medicines ... [more]
Fast charging supplier hits milestone
PORTUGAL Aker Wade has marked a milestone in the company’s history after delivering its 14,000th fast charge port this month. When Aker Wade introduced dedicated forklift fast charging in 2004, ... [more]
Room for forklift safety improvement
UNITED KINGDOM UK heavy-duty vehicle lift supplier SOMERSTOTALKARE is calling for more caution in the servicing and repairing of forklifts. There have recently been a number of accidents resulting in injuries, ... [more]
Product News
TMHE launches diesel forklifts - Mjölby, Sweden
Jungheinrich unveils new gen forklifts - Hamburg, Germany
Columbia demos LTS-C at MODEX - Atlanta, GA, United States [more]
London Gateway doubles cargo lifting ability - Essex, United Kingdom
Jungheinrich consolidates logistics systems business - Moosburg, Germany
Free seminar - Birmingham, United Kingdom [more]
The Rental Show includes forklifts
UNITED STATES The American Rental Association’s big annual event will be held on 9-12 February in Orlando with exhibitors - including those with materials handling equipment - occupying 290,000 sqft. (25,778 sqm). ... [more]
RORO in London this year
UNITED KINGDOM Logistics professionals will gather at London in June for RORO 2014, the only exhibition dedicated to the roll-on/roll-off industry. The show, organised by Informa Exhibitions, will be held in ... [more]
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ITA Class II, III and IV forks - Long Reach forks are in stock and priced right!
Independent, veteran-owned, U.S. based manufacturer Long Reach supplies Class II, III, and IV forks. See the range of high-quality, competitively-priced forks in the online production inventory. [more]
HARLO Products announces Best Line Equipment as new forklift dealer
HARLO’s HP Series of vertical-mast, rough terrain forklifts is now available at Best Line Equipment. Best Line’s 10 Pennsylvania locations will be a full-service provider of rough terrain forklift sales, maintenance, repair, and rental services. [more]
Delta-Q’s IC650 Industrial Charger now with CAN bus functionality
Delta-Q Technologies has announced the availability of CAN bus communication functionality for the IC650 Industrial Battery Charger. CAN bus functionality facilitates communication between the IC650 Charger and other machine components. [more]
THE FORKLIFT WORKS Geared to a “Post-Recession Mindset”
The ForkLift Works believes buyers of used lift trucks and industrial products have a “post-recession” mindset. Industry looks for value in used equipment. President, Amy Dunn, coins the term the 50-80 Factor to explain why used equipment represents such value. [more]
Cascade To Exhibit at LogiMAT 2014
Cascade invites you to join them at the upcoming LogiMAT 2014 Trade Fair in Stuttgart, Germany to learn how they can help you make your material handling operations more efficient. [more]
Everything that moves the intralogistics sector
A unique and impressive line-up is promised at LogiMAT 2014: over 1,000 exhibitors from the intralogistics sector will be gathering together for this top industry event. [more]
Introducing: Asian Container Shipping Week 2014
The inaugural Intermodal Asia event takes place during Asian Container Shipping Week 2014, which will be held in Shanghai from Sunday 30th March to Thursday 3rd April. [more]
MODEX 2014 - The greatest supply chain show on Earth
At MODEX 2014 you can gain perspective from the thought leaders of the supply chain at keynotes and educational seminars. Meet new contacts and resources throughout the show. Find the solutions that can drive your business forward. [more]
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Safety First (Blog)
Rob Vetter: Is practical training practicable?
Practical training is not an optional extra, nor can it done while it is being assessed, argues Rob Vetter.
EZLift: the Configurable Straddle Carrier Platform from Isoloader
ITA Class II, III and IV forks - Long Reach forks are in stock and priced right!
HARLO Products announces Best Line Equipment as new forklift dealer
Delta-Q’s IC650 Industrial Charger now with CAN bus functionality
THE FORKLIFT WORKS Geared to a “Post-Recession Mindset”
Cascade To Exhibit at LogiMAT 2014
Everything that moves the intralogistics sector
Introducing: Asian Container Shipping Week 2014
MODEX 2014 - The greatest supply chain show on Earth
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In The Discussion Forums
"I have a Hyster S30FT E010V02291E that won't start. It is an '07 that has the Mazda with the Spectrum EPR reg. Primary pressure changes every time I crank the engine and the range is between 3.5 to 17psi. The pressure will hold steady while cranking and won't change until I turn off the key and try to start again. I replaced the regulator but no change. Code 522598-4 is in the fault log but not on display. Anyone know what that code is?".
IndLift, United States
"I do not know of any 'software' out there that deals with quotes and estimates. I suppose you could look into the automotive service end, they might have something like that. With a few modifications I'm sure it could be adapted into the forklift service end. ".
swoop223, United States
"You would need the right machine to move the goods, also you would need the correct type of storage media such as racking to organize the material. Depending on the types of material being handled you would have to decide if you want to use Manual or electric pallet jacks, Gas, LPG or Electric lift truck machines and there are such a broad range of machine types for moving material goods you would need to decide which machines would be needed according to what is being moved.".
swoop223, United States
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