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Forklifts do a lot more than lift, and even when they do lift, it’s not just pallets. As we read in this week’s feature article, attachments can turn forklifts from useful tools to invaluable assets.
The range of attachments available today is as impressive as the array of applications for which they are designed, and we read some fascinating accounts of adaptations which have turned demanding tasks into routine operations.
We salute the ingenuity of attachment designers as well as that of the end-users who have realised that forklifts can be adapted for seemingly impossible tasks.
This weeks featureThis Week's Feature
Editorial articles by Forkliftaction News   
Attachments offer unique solutions
Whether they are standard or made-to-measure, forklift attachments are one of the most design-driven forklift accessories. This customisation creates unique challenges, which Melissa Barnett explored with some of the world’s leading attachment manufacturers. [Read the full report]
Local NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

Fair warning given to convert licences Australasia News
Brisbane, Queensland High-risk work (HRW) licences are required by workers involved in forklift operation, cranes and hoists, rigging and dogging, scaffolding and pressure equipment. These photographic licences are renewable and recognised ... [more]
NTP Forklifts installs navigation system for client Australasia News
Truganina, Victoria NTP Forklifts has installed warehouse navigation technology in Pacific Brands’ 46,000 sqm distribution warehouse in Victoria. The Jungheinrich Pathfinder Solution automatically guides narrow-aisle stackers and vertical order pickers to ... [more]
Freight alliance will boost NZ supply chain Australasia News
Tauranga A 10-year freight alliance has been struck between Port of Tauranga and freight and logistics management company Kotahi, along with a separate agreement between Kotahi and container shipping company Maersk ... [more]
TLISC seeks industry input into logistics course Australasia News
Melbourne, Victoria The Transport and Logistics Industry Skills Council (TLISC) wants industry stakeholders to get involved in ensuring warehousing and logistics qualifications are contemporary and relevant. The organisation wants to align ... [more]
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Global NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

TMHDE opens new HQ
GERMANY Toyota Material Handling Deutschland (TMHDE) has officially opened its new head office at a 36,000 sqm (387,500 sqft.) close to Hannover, Isernhagen.    Among those present at the opening ... [more]
Hire firm marks milestone with investment
UNITED KINGDOM Leeds-based plant hire company Chippindale Plant is investing over GBP2 million (USD3.4 million) in a fleet of JCB machines to take advantage of the UK’s building boom as it marks ... [more]
Impact Handling expands range with new brands
UNITED KINGDOM Impact Handling has extended its materials handling portfolio from the smallest pallet trucks to specialist port-based machines with lifting capacities of up to 80 T. The Nottingham-based Cat forklift ... [more]
Ballard connects with M-Field
CANADA Ballard Power Systems Inc is sub-licensing intellectual property to M-Field Energy Corp for materials handling systems to be deployed in Europe. Ballard will provide M-Field with engineering services support ... [more]
MSC Home Terminal saves on fuel with new machines
BELGIUM Kalmar has received an additional order for six ESC 350 straddle carriers after delivering seven units, including one new-generation hybrid machine, to MSC Home Terminal early this year. The ... [more]
ITA scores with safety day
UNITED STATES A trade association for forklift manufacturers and their component suppliers underscored the safe use of their equipment and the importance of operator training during National Forklift Safety Day in Washington. ... [more]
Product News
Toyota extends range - Mjölby, Sweden [more]
FLTA announces first ever safety panel
UNITED KINGDOM The Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) has announced plans for its first Safety Conference Practical Safety Panel, emphasising the benefits of learning from the experiences of others to improve forklift ... [more]
Cargotec appoints leader for China operations
CHINA Cargotec Industries (China) Co Ltd has appointed Martin M Lin as chairman for China, effective from 1 August. Lin will report to Cargotec president and CEO Mika Vehviläinen and will ... [more]
Learning-development chapter honours Raymond
UNITED STATES The chapter of a society of learning and development professionals has recognised Raymond Corp with the group’s highest honour for the company’s course manager training and development program. The ... [more]
Unsecured forklift leads to fatality
UNITED STATES A driver neglected to secure a forklift after loading it on the cargo bed of a box truck and paid for the mistake with his life, according to an investigative ... [more]
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45 years of experience in accessory manufacturing
Little Giant Europe is one of the leading suppliers of accessories for lift trucks in different industries. Over the past 45 years we have delivered in-house developed and manufactured products around the globe. [more]
Innovative pipe hold down clamps by Unit Load Handling Systems, Inc.
Unit Load Handling Systems, Inc. of Alvin, Texas, has worked for over a decade with the energy industry to provide pipe hold down attachments for forklifts. ULH produce rugged yet economical clamping devices to safely handle pipe and round stock. [more]
Attollo Attachments releases smart phone App
Attollo Australia released this week the first Smart phone App for its partners.  ‘Attollo request’ is the industry's first free App specifically designed for smart phones. [more]
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]
BOLZONI AURAMO and MEYER join forces in Portugal
From July 1st 2014, BOLZONI AURAMO and MEYER join forces in Portugal. The product ranges of both brands will be distributed throughout Portugal by BOLZONI PORTUGAL LDA. [more]
Lencrow appointed as distributor of Dieci Australia range
Dieci Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of the Lencrow Group as their distributor of the Dieci range of Telehandlers and attachments in Queensland and Victoria.
Enjoy the summer period - relax, your factory is in safe hands
Help inexperienced holiday workers navigate various pallet sizes with ease and relax on your summer break. Extendable lift truck forks help avoid unnecessary costs associated with product damage as the correct fork length for the load is always available. [more]
Niuli forklift: New Power, New Opportunity
With the rapid rise of Niuli forklifts from China, Niuli is widely tipped as the “last great chance for the Chinese forklift industry”. Read on for some key Niuli facts... [more]
VMAX welcomes official delegation
On March 14th, an official delegation including Deputy Mayor Mr. Shu Xuelong visited the Vmax facilities, inspecting the workshops and hearing about the company's production levels, market conditions and future projections from Vmax chairman PanJing. [more]
Come and join us at the ICHCA - SAFC National Conference 2014 Australasia News
The International Cargo Handling Co-ordination Association (ICHCA) and the South Australian Freight Council (SAFC) conference team have put together an exciting 2014 Conference program with excellent speakers covering a wide range of topics. [more]
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45 years of experience in accessory manufacturing
Innovative pipe hold down clamps by Unit Load Handling Systems, Inc.
Attollo Attachments releases smart phone App
ITA Class II, III and IV forks: Long Reach forks are in stock and priced right!
BOLZONI AURAMO and MEYER join forces in Portugal
Lencrow appointed as distributor of Dieci Australia range
Enjoy the summer period - relax, your factory is in safe hands
Niuli forklift: New Power, New Opportunity
VMAX welcomes official delegation
Come and join us at the ICHCA - SAFC National Conference 2014
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Read our feature about Fleet & Asset Management, April 2013.

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"I was an in-house tech years ago and the price of parts from a dealer would make me swoon. I discussed this with the company rep. on one of his visits and he told me that list price would be the cheapest our company would ever pay. We were a 24/7 manufacturing facility with over 500 employees with a sizeable fleet.".
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"We have a problem with the brakes and want to remove the right drive motor is HMF 50 and we remove all the bolts and pipes but is stuck we cannot get it out, is the first time we don't this, what is the procedure, any photos will help. Please help".
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