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There’s a saying about not sending a boy to do a man’s job, and when it comes to large loads, that means using special equipment. This week’s special report looks at the unique demands associated with heavy lifting and the specialised forklifts which meet those needs.
We read that it’s not just about size. Increasingly, there are also safety and environmental issues and, of course, the need for fuel efficiency.
Enjoy the detailed report - and the rest of this week’s news.
|This Week's Feature|
Editorial articles by Forkliftaction News
Heavy loads - challenging lifts
There is an increasing trend in the logistics and intermodal sectors to lift ever heavier loads. Melissa Barnett looks at how the materials handling industry deals with the technical, logistical and safety aspects of lifting heavy loads at a time when everyone wants both speed and efficiency. [Read the full report]
|Local News||Editorial articles by Forkliftaction News|
|New forklift brand launches in Australia Australasia News|
Adelaide, South Australia Established six months ago, Shangli Forklifts Australia has been appointed the official Australian importer of the Shangli brand of forklifts from Chinese manufacturer Shanghai Shangli Heavy Machinery Company.
Managing ... [more]
|New forklift driver assistance system from Linde Australasia News|
Sydney, New South Wales Linde has developed an electronic driver assistance system, the Linde Safety Pilot, to help forklift drivers eliminate common errors and improve occupational safety.
National marketing manager Christine Nolland tells ... [more]
|Shortage of skilled workers threatens port development Australasia News|
Melbourne, Victoria A report commissioned by the Transport and Logistics Industry Skills Council (TLISC) has found that Australia’s massive investment in new port infrastructure may be stymied by the chronic shortage of ... [more]
|Smart businesses invest in work health and safety Australasia News|
Melbourne, Victoria A report by the Centre for Workplace Leadership (CWL) has found that investment in workplace health and safety (WHS) can provide positive returns for businesses.
The CWL report looked ... [more]
|Attollo challenges the industry Australasia News|
Attollo have confirmed their position as the true local alternative in forklift attachments for the big truck market. Locally engineering and manufacturing a range of container spreader frames, integral carriages, pipe hold down units, load positioners to the market.
Local engineering with 3D and FEA facilities
Just in time philosophies to reduce costly overheads
In house CAD/CAM to automate processes
Independent supplier part of the Kaup network
With 40 years of Industry knowledge Attollo can help you ‘think outside the box’ when it comes to handling your product.
Download our phone App or Call 1800 464 712, email, website, ShopFront [more]
|Global News||Editorial articles by Forkliftaction News|
|Gains for Hyster-Yale, Terex, Oshkosh|
UNITED STATES Hyster-Yale Materials Handling Inc, Terex Corp’s aerial work platform (AWP) segment and Oshkosh Corp’s JLG-led access equipment segment have all reported higher sales for the quarter ended 30 September. ... [more]
|TICO announces new firm and USD2 billion acquisition|
Toyota Industries Corporation (TICO) is establishing Toyota Industries Global Commercial Finance Inc (TIGCF), a wholly owned subsidiary that will serve as its global sales financial management company.
The new ... [more]
|Repeat order for RTGs|
FINLAND Kalmar has signed a repeat order for nine all-electric rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) with Piraeus Container Terminal (PCT) SA in Greece, a wholly owned subsidiary of COSCO Pacific Limited. ... [more]
Doosan holds inaugural event for 10,000 employees
- Seoul, South Korea
Toyota scoops design award
- Brussels, Belgium
Tyre maker honoured for global commerce
- Magog, Canada [more]
|Praxair supplies Plug Power|
UNITED STATES Plug Power Inc has signed a long-term agreement under which Praxair Inc will supply liquid hydrogen to Plug Power’s GenKey customers throughout the US.
Praxair of Danbury, Connecticut ... [more]
|One Call expands fleet with fuel-savers|
UNITED KINGDOM UK plant hire specialist One Call Hire has bought 90 JCB Loadall telescopic handlers in a deal worth GBP5 million (USD8 million).
The order includes JCB 535-95, 540-140 ... [more]
|RTITB issues Christmas reminder|
UNITED KINGDOM Logistics training specialist RTITB is urging companies to ensure their forklift drivers are up to date with refresher training as they approach the busy Christmas period.
“When operators become ... [more]
|Chinese subsidiary marks 10th birthday at CeMAT Asia|
CHINA Jungheinrich AG celebrated the 10th anniversary of its Chinese subsidiary at CeMAT Asia in Shanghai last week.
Jungheinrich China was established in 2004 and today has its headquarters ... [more]
|Johnston celebrates 60th|
CANADA Integrated materials handling equipment dealership GN Johnston Equipment Co Ltd, trading as Johnston Equipment, is marking its 60th anniversary.
Gordon Nelson Johnston founded the business in 1954 in his ... [more]
|ANNOUNCEMENTS (Ads)||Advertise here|
|Heavy duty applications|
Little Giant Europa NV has been producing heavy handling equipment for over 45 years. So our experience in this field is known throughout the world. We offer our customers a wide range of standard products for application in different industries. [more]
|Heavy metal at its best: BIGForks made by VETTER|
Heavy Metal at its best: BIGForks made by VETTER. Europe´s leading fork manufacturer continues to prove their manufacturing superiority through continuous improvements and a unfaltering goal to achieve the best combination of durability, wear-resistance and toughness of a fork. [more]
|The Hidden Cost of the Wrong Choice|
Mobicon Systems understands the large costs of repairing damaged yard surfaces. All Mobicon Straddle Carriers are uniquely designed to avoid cracking of concrete and breaking of bitumen surfaces. [more]
|Bolzoni Auramo solutions for heavy duty forest product handling|
With the widest range of attachments, models and options on the market, Bolzoni Auramo has the right product for safe, efficient and damage-free loading / unloading operations and heavy load handling. [more]
|Heavy, long or bulky industrial loads? Isoloader has you covered|
Straddle carriers are not just for handling shipping containers, they are often used to handle heavy, long or bulky industrial loads. From pre-cast concrete segments through to aluminium ingots and cable reels Isoloader has vast experience in Heavy Load handling. [more]
|Parts for Big Forklifts - VanGent and Intella: global suppliers of forklift parts|
VanGent Forklift Parts, along with its USA operating subsidiary Intella Liftparts Inc® supplies forklift parts for most big truck brands including Kalmar, Taylor, Fantuzzi, Terex, Hyster and others. We can supply parts quickly wherever you happen to be located. [more]
|Reliable delivery of quality used forklifts and container handlers|
You can rely on BS Forklifts International BV for quality used forklifts and container handling equipment. With more than 25 years of experience, dedicated personnel and a focused aftersales program, BS Forklifts delivers quality at an excellent price/quality ratio. [more]
|Forklift Scales: Just Weigh Then Go|
iForks are the first completely wireless weighing system for forklift trucks in the world. And since they’re wireless, the system can be installed onto most forklifts in a matter of minutes: Just Plug & Weigh. [more]
|Sourcing Lift Trucks for High Capacity and Unique Applications|
For 30 years H&K Equipment has specialized in sales, rentals, and service for high capacity and application-specific lift trucks. In 2014, H&K Equipment's expanded fleet of material handling equipment is filling key niches in a range of industries. [more]
|First SANY Reach Stacker arrives in Sweden|
The first Reachstacker from SANY, an SRSC4531G, arrived in Sweden. SANY has been introducing their European range of port equipment since 2013. Until then, the SANY machines had only been available for the non-CE markets. [more]
|Heavy Duty, High Quality that's Hoist|
Hoist Liftruck manufactures heavy duty forklift trucks that range in lift capacity from 15,000 lbs to more than 115,000 lbs. Hoist prides itself on doing as much as possible in-house. Name a forklift component, and Hoist Liftruck builds it. [more]
|Marangoni Marix tyres: reliability, safety and performance|
Exploiting its technological know-how and its extensive experience in tyre retreading, Marangoni has developed a range of retreads specifically designed for industrial machinery used to handle materials and containers in ports and logistics hubs. [more]
|New electric forklift truck for heavyweight industrial applications|
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, launches a new environmentally friendly electric forklift truck with a lifting capacity of 5-9 tonnes . The counterbalanced ECG50-90 forklift boasts features that significantly reduce the cost of ownership whilst improving safety and environmental performance. [more]
|Load handling in the harshest port operating environments|
Handling equipment used in ports is faced with a number of challenges due to the harsh operating environment. Hyster specialises in handling equipment that is reliable and dependable and built for demanding outdoor operations such as container and stevedoring ports. [more]
|KAUP-Attachments in 'heavy load-version'|
Attachments in ‘heavy load-version’ play a prominent role in the KAUP product portfolio. That's why attachments in high tonnages, sometimes very high tonnages, can be found in nearly all KAUP product families as well as numerous special attachments with high tonnages. [more]
|Polish premiere of Baoli forklifts at Taropak|
At the Taropak fair in Poznan, the Polish distributors of Baoli Material Handling Europe exhibited together in hall 4. Additionally, they participated in the Stapler Cup, an outdoor exhibition at the fairground including a competition for best forklift driving. [more]
|All the hardware you need to collect and distribute data via your forklift|
Glacier Computer has all the hardware needed to collect data on a forklift. That’s why MCFA endorsed Glacier as their rugged computing partner. For an array of quality, rugged computing hardware ranging from Vehicle Mounted Computers to Scanners think Glacier. [more]
|Success at Canton Fair for TEU|
In order to expand its overseas markets, TEU took advantage of this year’s biannual Canton Fair to show its solid product performance and technical advantages. Besides making contact with new partners, the company received a number of orders.
|Radical new lift truck design to be introduced at ProMat 2015|
Based on the success of the Big Joe J1 “Joey” that was introduced at Promat in 2013, Big Lift LLC plans to introduce a radical new crossover lift truck at ProMat next year in Chicago. [more]
|Maintain your safe work reputation with leading driver awareness system|
Typically in a workplace where vehicles and pedestrians are in close proximity, safety between vehicles is enhanced by a set of traffic rules that rely on human compliance (such as give way rules). Often this reliance on drivers to obey the rules, make correct judgments or see vehicles in their path is not enough.
However, to all these difficulties there is remedy; BodyGuard “iTAG” provides an exclusion zone around the vehicle that is adjustable from around 2m to 7m. When a person wearing a special “iTag” device is detected, the driver is warned by an audible and visual alarm in the cab, giving an opportunity to avoid an incident.
Improve workplace safety | Reduce downtime | Avoid costly investigations | Maintain your safe work reputation.
For more information go to orbitcoms.com/BodyGuard.php, or send an email.