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A few weeks back, the world was watching Russia as the Winter Olympics grabbed media attention. Of course, the forklift industry has been keeping a close eye on Russia for some time, with a number of big players targeting the region for growth - and doing quite nicely from it, too.
A fortnight ago, the biggest grumbles were about a missing Olympic ring at the opening ceremony and the poor snow quality on some of the ski runs.
How quickly things change, and now the crisis in Crimea is on the front pages.
There's no indication that the current tensions will do anything to dampen the buoyant Russian materials handling market, but no doubt plenty of forklift bosses are watching closely.
Local NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

Fair dismissal for forklift tomfoolery Australasia News
Melbourne, Victoria The Fair Work Commission has dismissed an application from a worker seeking relief from unfair dismissal, following an incident involving a forklift in 2013. Derek Goldsmith was employed by ... [more]
TMHA launches new range of forklifts Australasia News
Sydney, New South Wales Toyota Material Handling Australia (TMHA) has launched a new range of counterbalance internal-combustion forklifts for 3.5 to 8 T payload. TMHA national sales and Toyota product manager Jim ... [more]
Logistics specialist wins warehouse and distribution contract Australasia News
Melbourne, Victoria Logistics provider Kuehne + Nagel Australia has won a contract to manage the warehousing and national distribution for luggage supplier Samsonite in Australia. In addition to providing seafreight and ... [more]
NZ port orders new forklift and crane Australasia News
Bluff, South Island South Port, New Zealand’s southernmost commercial port, will invest around NZ$6.3 million in a second Liebherr mobile container crane plus an additional heavy-lift container forklift. Chairman Rex Chapman says ... [more]
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Global NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

Hyster grows German network
GERMANY Hald & Grunewald has followed NORGATEC GmbH in Hamburg to become Hyster’s second new distributor in Germany ( News #652). Hald & Grunewald will cover the Württemberg region that was ... [more]
New standards body launched in the UK
UNITED KINGDOM The Accrediting Bodies Association - Workplace Transport (ABA) has been formally established after founder members signed the membership agreement and committed to the ABA Code of Practice this month. ... [more]
Manitou sees sales drop
FRANCE Manitou BF has reported a 7% decline in 2013 group sales, 4% of which is related to the termination of Toyota distribution and 2% to changes in the value of ... [more]
NMHG reorganises Hyster, Yale
UNITED STATES The Hyster and Yale forklift brands will undergo a major corporate reorganization. The operations of publicly traded Hyster-Yale Materials Handling Inc through subsidiary Nacco Materials Handling Group Inc (NMHG) ... [more]
Seegrid, Yale collaborate on AGVs
UNITED STATES Automated guided vehicle (AGV) provider Seegrid Corp will make its Guided by Seegrid technology available to customers of Yale Materials Handling Corp of Greenville, South Carolina.  The MO50T tow ... [more]
Forklift company credits association membership
UNITED KINGDOM Andover Fork Truck Services says it has reaped the benefits from joining the Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA). Established by husband-and-wife team Eddie and Dawn Clapcott in 1978, the ... [more]
Modex rewards innovation
Product Protector LLC of Eugene, Oregon and Intralox LLC of Harahan, Louisiana won MHI innovation awards at the Modex 2014 show in Atlanta. MHI received 77 entries in the ... [more]
Movers & Shakers
Omaha Standard PALFINGER, FleetNet America Inc, UniCarriers Americas Corp [more]
Failure cascades into damage for 6 boats
UNITED STATES Apparent failure of forklift bolts and/or a hydraulic cylinder resulted in damage to six boats at an Englewood marina with new owners. No-one was injured. “All we know at ... [more]
Conference focuses on container financing
CHINA A conference session titled ‘Container Financing: options and views from a financier’, will be held during Intermodal Asia 2014 at the Shanghai World Expo Centre from 1-3 April. Charles-Hadrien ... [more]
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When your forklift is underperforming, battery failure may be the number one reason. Maximizing your Forklift Battery Health is easy with Eagle Eye Power Solutions forklift battery testing and preventative maintenance program options. [more]
Baoli participates in EXPOMAQ'14 in Mexico
On February 24th, Baoli exhibited at the second expo-machinery and equipment (EXPOMAQ ´14) exhibition in Leon Guanajuato (Mexico). Through the EXPOMAQ exhibition, Baoli was able to further consolidate its brand influence in the Mexican market. [more]
BodyGuardT “i-Tag” Forklift proximity detection
The BodyGuardT “i-Tag” warning system reduces risk of collision between forklifts and pedestrians. The system helps lower risk of collision by providing a highly visible indication and human voice audible warning when someone is detected too close to the vehicle. [more]
All Lift Hire announces dealership with LiuGong Forkilfts
All Lift Hire has announced dealership with LiuGong Forkilfts. All components used to manufacture the LiuGong Forklift are high quality and reliable. Up  to 4 years warranty is available on most forklifts purchased. [more]
Shorpak trusts Straddle Carriers for their needs on the Chevron Gorgon Project Australasia News
Shorpak in Perth has entrusted Straddle Carriers Australia to help them handle the day to day container handling and oversize equipment for the Chevron Gorgon Project in their quarantine yard in Henderson.
Baseplan Software receives ARA Rental Market MetricsT certification
The American Rental Association (ARA) is pleased to announce that Baseplan Software, a developer of world-leading business management solutions for organizations that sell, service, rent and manage assets, has achieved ARA Rental Market MetricsT certification. [more]
EP launches CPD10ET Electric Forklift
The revolutionary EP 1Ton electric forklift is the only one of its kind designed for use on industrial floors. The unique vehicle which is with less than 2m high and weighing 1.8t can be deployed in industrial elevators.
SHANTUI Forklift on the move
Shantui Construction Machinery Co held the fifth worldwide agent conference with the theme of "support, integrity and confidence" in Jining from November 20 to 22, 2013. More than 100 dealers from more than 50 countries around the world participated. [more]
Lencrow’s second generation Walkie Reach
Lencrow has just released its second generation pedestrian reach stacker. Improvements include proportionate hydraulics for lift and reach as well as a new more ergonomic handle. Other features include safety rubber bumper for operator safety. [more]
Food & pharmaceuticals strive to eliminate wooden pallets
The Stationary Pallet Changer, by MSE Forks, is used for transferring goods from wooden pallets to plastic pallets or vice-versa.  It is a cost-effective way to transfer goods from one load carrier onto another load carrier. [more]
Find your inner hero at MHEDA's 59th Annual Convention & Exhibitors’ Showcase
Join hundreds of material handling industry peers at the (MHEDA) 2014 Annual Convention, May 3-7, Orlando, Florida. This year’s theme, “Superhero Leadership” will give you the opportunity to uncover your own “Superhero Leadership” powers through excellence in people management skills. [more]
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Forklift Battery Maintenance
Baoli participates in EXPOMAQ'14 in Mexico
BodyGuardT “i-Tag” Forklift proximity detection
All Lift Hire announces dealership with LiuGong Forkilfts
Shorpak trusts Straddle Carriers for their needs on the Chevron Gorgon Project
Baseplan Software receives ARA Rental Market MetricsT certification
EP launches CPD10ET Electric Forklift
SHANTUI Forklift on the move
Lencrow’s second generation Walkie Reach
Food & pharmaceuticals strive to eliminate wooden pallets
Find your inner hero at MHEDA's 59th Annual Convention & Exhibitors’ Showcase
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In The Discussion Forums
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jimmy_w, United States
"I have 3 of these forklifts (identical). One had problems with the crankshaft sensor and showed an error code but started and run fine, I changed the crankshaft and the camshaft sensors and also changed the spark plugs, and made a tune up. When I try to start it, error 23 shows up and won't start.".
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