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A recent post in one of our Forum discussions asks how service manuals differ from fiction books. The argument is that anyone can buy and sell second-hand books at a fair or market, but there are restrictions on the sale of proprietary service manuals.
It’s a good question, and no doubt a copyright expert will chime in.
But even superficially, one can see that there are risks associated with service manuals. If they fall into the “wrong hands” and are used to perform ill-informed “repairs” or modifications, there is a chance the company will somehow be blamed if anything goes wrong. And how does the buyer of a second-hand manual know that it is still relevant and takes into account any changes or updates in the product.
Surely, the publisher - in this case, the manufacturer - has the right to protect themselves against litigation?
Local NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

New freight terminal opens in Hobart Australasia News
Hobart, Tasmania Tasmania’s largest transport and logistics provider, Toll Group, has begun operations at its new $A24 million freight terminal, north of Hobart. The 17,000 sqm facility is in the state’s ... [more]
Hastings Deering blames market for job cuts Australasia News
Archerfield, Queensland Australian heavy equipment supplier Hastings Deering, part of Malaysian multinational Sime Darby, will cut about 400 jobs this month due to challenging market conditions. The announcement follows efficiency and ... [more]
Queensland supply chain competition finalists chosen Australasia News
Brisbane, Queensland Finalists have been selected for the seventh annual Queensland supply chain and logistics awards. Winners will be announced on 4 September in Brisbane. In the future leaders category, ... [more]
Company fined after crane incident Australasia News
Adelaide, South Australia South Australia’s Industrial Court has fined a company $A80,000 plus legal fees after a worker suffered severe crush injuries and broken bones while operating an overhead crane. Industrial coating ... [more]
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Global NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

Ace sites convert to fuel cells
UNITED STATES A large hardware cooperative is using GenDrive hydrogen fuel cell units from Plug Power Inc to power materials handling equipment in Wilmer, Texas, and soon in West Jefferson, Ohio. ... [more]
British Columbia forklifts ready to rally
CANADA The 2014 British Columbia Championship Forklift Rally with CAD4,000 in prize money is on Saturday 13 September at the Cloverdale Agriplex, Surrey. The BC forklift rally was first ... [more]
Navy places Liftking order
UNITED STATES The US Navy has awarded a third contract for military-specification equipment to Manitex International Inc’s Liftking ULC subsidiary. The orders are valued at USD30 million to USD45 million ... [more]
UniCarriers enters retail market
UNITED STATES Manufacturer UniCarriers Americas Corp has diversified into the retail market by acquired New England Industrial Truck Inc (NEIT), of Woburn, Massachusetts. NEIT has branches in Wallingford, Connecticut, and Saco, ... [more]
Manitowoc results disappoint
UNITED STATES Manitowoc reports a profit of USD46.6 million on sales of USD1.013 billion in the second quarter, compared with a profit of USD57.6 million on sales of USD1.037 billion in the ... [more]
Forklift executive rides for Transaid - Tipton, United Kingdom
US firm remanufactures European chargers - Carlisle, PA, United States
First sale for Airport Technical Service - Belfast, Ireland
Hyster receives recognition - Greenville, NC, United States [more]
Crown opens new plant in Bavaria
GERMANY Crown Equipment has opened a new facility in Roding, Germany. With a production hall and office premises covering nearly 12,000 sqm (129,000 sqft.), Roding is a key production facility ... [more]
Shippers and freight forwarders to debate ‘intelligent logistics’
NETHERLANDS The European freight forwarders’ association (CLECAT) and the European Shippers’ Council (ESC) will chair a workshop on ‘Intelligent logistics through partnering in the supply chain’ at Intermodal Europe 2014 in ... [more]
IPAF committee refocuses on safety
UNITED KINGDOM The International Powered Access Federation’s (IPAF) international mast climbing work platform (MCWP) committee has restructured with a focus on promoting safe use of MCWPs worldwide. The international MCWP committee ... [more]
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Compact new truck ‘rewrites rulebook’ - Almere, Netherlands
EasyRoller pallet truck launched - Stourbridge, United Kingdom [more]
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Lencrow introduces the new world class 4 wheel EP electric range
Lencrow is proud to introduce the new range of 4 wheel electric forklifts. These units are built with world class components, which produce a state of the art 4 wheel counterbalance electric forklift. [more]
Shantui launches new design Electric forklift
Shandong Shantui Machinery Co.,Ltd has developed as new type of electric forklift, which has won great applause on its first show with its unique and elegant functions designed for enhanced performance and usability. [more]
Over a decade of experience goes into ULH’s pipe handling solutions
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]
Veshai Electric Rough Terrains Electric Pallet Trucks
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No 1 Brazilian Solid Tyre Manufacturer is “Setting the Standard”
Standard Tyres is proud to announce that it has been selected as the Original Equipment Supplier of both tyres and wheels to the new Toyota forklift factory in Brazil, which commenced production at the end of 2013. [more]
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Industries Rally Behind Safety in Action Sydney Australasia News
The largest exhibition of its kind, Safety in Action Sydney (from September 2 - 4 this year) is an absolute must attend for anyone whose job involves safety, either theirs, or those around them. [more]
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What’s your interest in the heavy loads sector?
We are still refining the focus for the feature, so we are open to your suggestions. What are your particular interests in this sector? It could be lifting heavy loads in ports or manufacturing plants, boat handlers, port cranes, log handlers, container weighing systems (now required) etc. Maybe your interest lies in forks or attachments designed for heavy loads - you tell us!

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Lencrow introduces the new world class 4 wheel EP electric range
Shantui launches new design Electric forklift
Over a decade of experience goes into ULH’s pipe handling solutions
Veshai Electric Rough Terrains Electric Pallet Trucks
No 1 Brazilian Solid Tyre Manufacturer is “Setting the Standard”
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In The Discussion Forums
"I really believe that Merthyr would still be working today if the still made the 396 6,000kg - 8,000kg truck their . Its a real shame that the plant closed in the way it did i still believe there is a future for the plant with the right product and management. Some of the Linde management who were there understood the business but they were stoped before they could sort the plant out by the closer".
Daveilift, United Kingdom
"I have bought a new type of Still USB can box with two connections. But there is no software on this box, i can't get connected to a truck all the LED lights keep on flashing. I need a program to flash te canbox and the software to flash into the canbox. Please does anybody know how to get these programs/ software. Thnx".
Still_marco, Netherlands
"so you mean the fuel sensor on the injector pump was faulty? did they not replace this when they repaired the pump? ".
swoop223, United States
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