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There’s no doubt that the looming deadline for Tier 4 environmental compliance is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it is creating new demand for low-emissions equipment which will soon be mandatory. This  provides a stimulus for manufacturers by boosting demand. But, on the other hand, it has meant price increases for equipment, and that is discouraging purchases and encouraging users to hold on to existing machinery.
It’s also causing them to hold off fleet upgrades. But even that trend can be positive for suppliers, as we see in this week’s special report on rough-terrain equipment. Older equipment means more demand for servicing and parts.
Again, we see the interconnectedness of everything in the industry and how one change starts a chain reaction that can be felt across the whole sector.
This weeks featureThis Week's Feature
Editorial articles by Forkliftaction News   
Rough and rugged - rough-terrain forklifts
Rough-terrain equipment continues to play an important role in materials handling and Melissa Barnett looks at some of the issues surrounding the rough and ready vehicles. [Read the full report]
Local NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

Freight giant fined for forklift incident Australasia News
Sydney, New South Wales The Federal Court has fined Linfox Australia $90,000 following a forklift incident in which an employee suffered serious head and facial injuries. The incident occurred in October 2011, when ... [more]
Manitou Australia launches inspection program Australasia News
Sydney, New South Wales Manitou Australia has launched an inspection program to assist owners of Manitou telehandlers to meet their health and safety obligations and to help them secure the resale value of their ... [more]
NZ port announces new logistics joint venture Australasia News
Bay of Plenty Port of Tauranga has announced the formation of a new logistics joint venture with freight and logistics management company Kotahi. The Coda Group venture is aimed at creating ... [more]
Marine logistics sale triggers ACCC concern Australasia News
Darwin, Northern Territory The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has expressed concern over the proposed sale of the Northern Territory and Far North Queensland marine freight business of Toll Marine Logistics to ... [more]
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Global NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

Hyster-Yale, Terex experience transitions
UNITED STATES For the fourth quarter ended 31 December, Hyster-Yale Materials Handling Inc reports higher profit but lower sales and sheds light on its acquisition of Nuvera Fuel Cells Inc. Meanwhile, sales ... [more]
Manufacturers use latest tech for after-sales care
Fleet management services are an important revenue source for truck manufacturers. As AUSA launches what it calls an “innovative after-sales concept” this year, other forklift manufacturers News contacted say ... [more]
Automated solutions project for PSA completed on time
SINGAPORE Kalmar has completed a project to supply the onboard navigation application for four automated guided vehicles (AGVs) to port operator PSA Singapore. The initiative is part of PSA's investment in ... [more]
Easy Truck joins association
UNITED KINGDOM Alcester-based forklift dealer Easy Truck Material Handling has joined the Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) as a full member. Established in 2009 by husband-and-wife team Kevin and Georgina Ryan, ... [more]
New forklift range first to carry BMF logo
UNITED KINGDOM JCB Industrial has designed a range of four Teletruk material handlers for its Polish, German, French and UK customers, which are the first machines from any Builders Merchant Federation (BMF) ... [more]
B&B Attachments helps improve productivity at Marshalls Falkirk
UNITED KINGDOM B&B Attachments, the exclusive UK distributor of Kaup equipment, has supplied landscaping manufacturer Marshalls with 360-degree fork rotators on flexible casual hire contracts for its Scotland site. The ... [more]
Jury convicts operator of manslaughter
UNITED STATES Concluding a five-day trial, a Superior Court jury convicted Daniel Castillo, 38, of gross vehicular manslaughter and other charges in the forklift-related deaths of two people. Castillo was operating ... [more]
Dealer awards scholarship
UNITED STATES Equipment dealership Forklift Systems Inc awards a USD1,000 undergraduate scholarship through an essay contest that in its inaugural year attracted 273 submissions from 26 states. The family-owned firm’s Giving ... [more]
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How to source (and sell) rough terrain forklifts online
Need an easy platform to quickly list your inventory and rental fleet online? The Machinery Street Showroom is a simple tool for creating media-rich equipment listings attached to your website, and it integrates with the Forkliftaction Marketplace! [more]
Under-inflated tires impact your telehandler’s stability: keep it safe!
Fact: The stability of your telehander can be seriously affected by deflating tires. To combat this problem Comatra offers COMATRA TP2AGRIC, a cost-effective and reliable tire pressure monitoring system.
Manitex Liftking redesigns flagship model with customer input
Manitex Liftking's flagship M Series incorporates vast improvements after extensive customer input. The all-new AG Series has entered production for 2nd quarter delivery to Agricultural customers throughout North America. [more]
Huge performance, reduced size
The forklift AUSA 4x4 C 500 H has a capacity of 5.000kg yet is simultaneously extremely compact, agile and easy to use. [more]
IST Moves Fast
IST Industrial Solid Tires Co., Ltd is the newest professional solid tyre manufacture for industrial vehicles. Armed with extensive domestic and international tyre industry experience and advanced technology, the IST (Industrial Solid Tire) brand has arrived. [more]
SPEEDING PROBLEMS? Keytroller has speed saving solutions!
SPEEDING PROBLEMS? Unsafe speeds indoors? Too slow outdoors? Too fast around machinery? Too slow between buildings? Unsafe at high speeds when forklift is loaded? Keytroller has speed saving solutions! [more]
Intella Liftparts to exhibit variety of new products at Promat: booth # 4207
It’s all NEW at Intella’s Promat booth #4207 this year:  the newest version of the Bluespot safety light, new line of backup camera systems, new LED worklight models, new ATIB forklift battery chargers, and the new IL500 supervisor cart.
PROMAT 2015: Hoist Liftruck hosts open house
U.S. material handling manufacturer, Hoist Liftruck, offers ProMat attendees tour of factory, including an up close look at big truck manufacturing and product demos. [more]
TVH is Ready for ProMat 2015
TVH in the Americas (TVH) is excited about the upcoming ProMat 2015! Visit us at booth #612 where we will be featuring products from our CAM Attachments line. Check out TVH’s video for the ProMat Exhibitor Video Contest... [more]
PROMAT 2015 exhibitor preview: Meet leading providers face-to-face
On March 23 - 26, 2015, MHI will host its premier manufacturing, supply chain and logistics event - ProMat. Here's your preview covering the solutions and products that the leading exhibitors will be presenting at the show. [more]
CeMAT AUSTRALIA Preview: don't miss these exhibitor highlights
The world’s largest materials handling and intra-logistics event CeMat is coming to Australia, May 5-7.  Explore the innovative products and services that are shaping the Australian market today. Here are just a few of the exhibitor highlights. [more]
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Maintain your safe work reputation with leading driver awareness system
How to source (and sell) rough terrain forklifts online
Under-inflated tires impact your telehandler’s stability: keep it safe!
Manitex Liftking redesigns flagship model with customer input
Huge performance, reduced size
IST Moves Fast
SPEEDING PROBLEMS? Keytroller has speed saving solutions!
Intella Liftparts to exhibit variety of new products at Promat: booth # 4207
PROMAT 2015: Hoist Liftruck hosts open house
TVH is Ready for ProMat 2015
PROMAT 2015 exhibitor preview: Meet leading providers face-to-face
CeMAT AUSTRALIA Preview: don't miss these exhibitor highlights
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