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There are a couple of competitions around to identify the oldest working forklift and they’re unearthing some interesting relics of bygone eras. It’s always nice to uncover history, especially in a young industry like forklifts, but I wonder if we’re at risk of losing the heritage. Tighter emissions controls are removing older equipment from workplaces in many jurisdictions, and the old gas-guzzlers will no doubt disappear everywhere before too long. We might have to resort to trips to developing countries to see the old battlers in action - the way the 1950s US automobile has been preserved in Cuba.
Like all things, it’s a matter of balance - pitting our environmental concerns against the need to retain our heritage. Let’s hope common sense prevails and we can ensure our future without throwing out our past.
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|AAL Hyster cuts jobs Australasia News|
Melbourne, Victoria Forklift provider AAL Hyster has confirmed it recently cut a number of jobs at the company.
Daniel Ng, marketing and creative manager, tells Forkliftaction.com News the company has had ... [more]
|Forklift champions announced Australasia News|
Brisbane, Queensland The winners of the national forklift championship were announced after the grand final event, which took place last Friday.
The main event winner of the male division was Andrew ... [more]
|Baby boy run over by forklift Australasia News|
Melbourne, Victoria A third shocking incident involving children and forklifts has occurred in less than a month, with the media reporting that a nine-month-old baby was struck by a forklift last Saturday. ... [more]
|Stay safe, stay in the seat- tackle seat belt compliance head on Australasia News|
Tackle seat belt compliance head on with SPRINGBELT TM. A patented product, SPRINGBELT is a proven and cost effective seat belt solution that is both simple to install and easy to use.
Contacts & Enquiries: APV Safety Products Pty Ltd, Send an email [more]
- SPRINGBELT has successfully lifted compliance in companies throughout New Zealand, Australia and the USA, and is now being introduced in Europe.
- SPRINGBELT will be used for 2 main reasons - is very easy to use and it’s hard to neglect (this product is designed to be an obstruction until it is engaged by the driver).
- SPRINGBELT is truly driver friendly - a fast and easy seat belt solution for the driver.
Find out more at www.springbelt.net
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|Pyroban opens new UK factory|
UNITED KINGDOM Explosion-proof specialist Pyroban has opened a new factory in West Sussex in the UK to boost capacity and to exploit expanding sales opportunities.
The new factory in Shoreham-by-Sea, named ... [more]
|Making the case for fuel cells|
UNITED STATES A report making “The Business Case for Fuel Cells 2014” says Plug Power Inc of Latham, New York sold more than 2,400 GenDrive units in North America during this year. ... [more]
|CFTS warns against illegal forklift operation|
UNITED KINGDOM CFTS, the national UK body for Thorough Examination, has warned that many forklifts are possibly operating illegally after a London meat company was fined for failing to conduct routine inspections. ... [more]
|Dealer gets refund from Omega|
UNITED STATES A disgruntled US forklift dealer has secured a refund from Omega Lift Distributors Inc of Bolton, Ontario, Canada after Forkliftaction.com’s report of a lawsuit again the manufacturer.
Wise Forklift ... [more]
|First fully electric loader uses Linde components|
GERMANY Weidemann GmbH is starting series production of what it says is the first fully electric farm loader, the eHoftrac, in Europe. The truck’s drive technology comes from Linde electric forklifts. ... [more]
|JLT up-scales North American presence|
UNITED STATES JLT Mobile Computers AB plans to take over Tempe-based DAP Technologies Inc for the North American sales of its vehicle-mount terminals (VMT), effective from 1 January.
JLT began creating ... [more]
|FEM supports eCompliance if conditions are met|
BELGIUM The European Materials Handling Federation (FEM) says it will support the European Commission’s proposed voluntary, centralised eCompliance system if it facilitates procedures to provide documentary evidence of equipment compliance to ... [more]
|Movers & Shakers|
United Kingdom Warehousing Association, Flexi Narrow Aisle, NACCO Materials Handling Group [more]
Smart PAL cards boost site safety
- Crooklands, United Kingdom
Jungheinrich included in MDAX
- Hamburg, Germany
Konecranes chain hoist recognised by competition
- Hyvinkää, Finland [more]
|Registration scheme beats counterfeits|
UNITED KINGDOM RTITB says its forklift operator registration scheme is helping beat counterfeit certificates.
In October, the UK’s Accrediting Bodies Association for Workplace Transport (ABA) tightened requirements for registering certified ... [more]
|Forklift aids in moving casters|
UNITED STATES A pneumatic-tyred Toyota 8FGU30 forklift with 6,000 lb. (2,700 kg) lifting capacity assisted with the movement of a massive set of four casters out of the Hamilton Caster & Manufacturing ... [more]
|Telehandler plants tree of lights|
UNITED KINGDOM MTS Group, based in Wakefield in Yorkshire in the UK, helped Wakefield Hospice to plant a new ‘Tree of Lights’, using one of the company’s new Bobcat T40140 telescopic handlers. ... [more]
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|Push no more! Australasia News|
Lencrow has launched its latest pallet jack onto the market, the EP pallet jack model EPT20-15EHJ. This is a pump lift action and power drive unit that offers you greater safety than other hand pallet jacks on the market. [more]
|Weigh to save thousands|
How to increase profits by automatic precious metal weighers. Weigh Point proves yet again that they are a leader in the field of weighing and scales. [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]
|Widest Range: Narrowest Aisles|
Bendi, the company that brought the Articulated forklift truck to market is forging ahead with amazing new concepts and products to maintain its dominant market position, providing space saving and handling solutions that overcome storage and distribution problems for its customers. [more]
|BOLZONI Group partner of the Food Industries|
BOLZONI Group offers a complete range of attachments, conceived with the purpose of optimizing each specific handling requirement whilst allowing forklift operators the ability to extend the application field, versatility and performance of their lift trucks. [more]
|Big Joe has big plans for ProMat 2015|
Based on the success of the Big Joe J1 “Joey” that was introduced at Promat 2013, Big Lift LLC will introduce a radical new crossover lift truck at ProMat 2015. Visit their 2,500 sq. ft exhibition space at booth 641. [more]
|Publication dates for 2015 features fixed|
Forkliftaction News has announced the feature topics and publication dates for the 2015 and you won’t be disappointed. [more]