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This week marks our 800th edition. While that's not a "milestone" number like 500 or 1,000, it does signify something of an achievement.
For those relatively new to Forkliftaction News, we kicked off in 2000, when email newsletters were almost unheard of.
Today, we reach more than 66,000 members each week - as well as a large number of 'casual visitors' who find our resources while searching the Internet for materials handling news and information. We urge those visitors to sign up and become regular readers.
Forkliftaction News was launched as a free service and remains totally free - while others attempt to put their content behind paywalls.
We hope to continue to serve you for another 800 editions, and 800 beyond that. And perhaps a few more afterwards ...
Local NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

Toyota set for growth in Latrobe Valley Australasia News
Melbourne, Vic Toyota Material Handling Australia's (TMHA) Gippsland service agent has introduced a new TMHA product line in its rental fleet, commissioning the first Bravi LUI 460 elevated work platform (EWP) sold ... [more]
Western Sydney Airport plan welcomed Australasia News
Canberra, ACT The Australian Logistics Council has welcomed confirmation the Federal Government has approved construction of Western Sydney Airport, and encouraged the government to ensure freight is a central component of all ... [more]
Hyundai extends range Australasia News
Sydney, NSW Hyundai Forklifts Australia has shown off its expanded warehouse equipment range. At a recent event in Sydney, the importer announced the addition of 11 new models, including powered ... [more]
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Durwen Reachforks make your warehouse more efficient Australasia News
Manufactured by Durwen in Germany, our reachforks are hydraulically extendible and retractable and replace your original forklift forks whilst being able to utilise the forklift as usual. Our reachforks will save you time, space and money and even allow you to lift 2 pallets at the same time. Available up to 10.5 tonne capacity. Reachforks allow for ‘double-deep’ stacking increasing warehouse capacity by up to 30%. Reachforks also allow trucks to be be loaded and unloaded from one side. Saving time and space while making the operation much safer.
Visit Durwen Australasia or call 0422 464 176 for more information. [more]
Global NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

Terex unveils 2017 strategy
GERMANY Terex Cranes will launch a new flat top tower crane, re-enter the City class crane market and introduce a 300 T six-axle crane next year. The company will also introduce ... [more]
St�rke adds two Canadian dealers
CANADA St�rke Material Handling Group has announced the appointment of Valley Lift and Les Enterprises Marcel Malo et Fils as authorised distributors of St�rke materials handling equipment for the Okanagan Valley, ... [more]
Navitas starts defence trial
UNITED STATES Navitas Systems, a leading provider of energy-enabled system solutions, energy storage products, and power electronics for commercial, industrial and government/military customers, has been awarded a contract worth USD422,000 and has ... [more]
Hangcha appoints Korean dealer
CHINA OM Korea Co., Ltd. has been awarded the exclusive distribution rights for Hangcha products in Korea in an agreement effective from January 2017. OM Korea has a track record ... [more]
Egemin launches AGV pilot project at Audi
NETHERLANDS Egemin Automation has shown off its automated guided vehicle (AGV) solution which will be adopted by automotive manufacturer Audi. Egemin’s AGV system for internal transport was on show recently ... [more]
JCB North America honoured by AEM - Savannah, GA, United States [more]
New products
Bobcat shows new telescopic loaders Waterloo, Belgium A new range of Stage IV-compliant telescopic loaders for the agricultural industry will be shown for the first time on the Doosan ... [more]
Mixed dozen for Lemonpath
UNITED KINGDOM Impact, the UK’s sole supplier of Cat lift trucks, has sealed a package deal with Lemonpath Contract Packing & Logistics, providing the firm with a mixed fleet of 12 Cat ... [more]
Hoppecke boosts service offering
UNITED KINGDOM Increasing its focus on after-sales service to users of its battery systems, Hoppecke Industrial Batteries has strengthened its UK team of service engineers with two key appointments. These latest ... [more]
JCB gives a lift to Capitol's holiday celebrations
UNITED STATES When it was time to erect one of the world's most high-profile Christmas trees, a JCB Loadall was there to help get the job done. The JCB 507-42 ... [more]
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Your Focus (Blog)
Bill Ambrose: Changes in weighing legislation and implications for forklift fleet operators
Changes to weighing legislation, such as the recent Chain of Responsibility (CoR) laws in Australia and the global SOLAS (Safety Of Lives At Sea) regulations, have had repercussions for forklift fleet operators, according to Bill Ambrose. [more]
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Baoli importer Formak moves into new offices
Formak in Istanbul is close to a key highway between Europe and Asia [more]
Ignition Evaporation
Reduce run hours and fuel consumption by using the Real FMX Excess Idle Cut Out feature. [more]
Cascade's Innovative Paper Roll Clamps Deliver a Perfect Roll
With a long history of developing the premier paper roll clamps in the materials handling market, Cascade Corporation is committed to ensuring each step of the roll handling journey is precise, controlled and efficient. [more]
First Class Recycling with Bolzoni Auramo Bale Clamps
Among the European paper districts, the fourth in importance is based in Tuscany, Central Italy, and of course Bolzoni Auramo is actively co-operating with the paper manufacturing, recycling and logistic industries in the area. [more]
Christmas is a time for giving
All year there’s an Australian charity, The Smith Family, who commit time and resources to deliver essential items and memorable moments to disadvantaged youth across 94 communities. [more]
Keytroller’s CYBERWATCH LAN: Wireless Hour - Alarm Meter
Solving the issue of how to monitor and track the usage and alarm conditions of equipment, Keytroller, has unveiled the CYBERWATCH LAN - a simple, inexpensive and easy-to-install wireless hour and alarm meter. [more]
Turn your forklift or loader into a scale with the TR-1-NK-HE!
Turn your forklift or loader into a scale with our full feature hydraulic weighing system! Easy to use, easy to install, and cost efficient the TR-1-NK-HE will save you time and money. Made in the USA. [more]
RTITB International Forklift Operator of the Year Heats Highlights Video
Following on from the International Material Handling Exhibition (IMHX) 2016 which took place in September, RTITB takes a look back at their International Operator of the Year 2016 heats final with live footage [more]
US dealers wanted for top-selling forklift safety attachment
US dealers wanted for top-selling forklift safety attachments that are proven to slash handling damage. [more]
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Baoli importer Formak moves into new offices
Ignition Evaporation
Cascade's Innovative Paper Roll Clamps Deliver a Perfect Roll
First Class Recycling with Bolzoni Auramo Bale Clamps
Christmas is a time for giving
Keytroller’s CYBERWATCH LAN: Wireless Hour - Alarm Meter
Turn your forklift or loader into a scale with the TR-1-NK-HE!
RTITB International Forklift Operator of the Year Heats Highlights Video
US dealers wanted for top-selling forklift safety attachment
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"In purchasing our latest retail plaza in Scottsdale we acquired a Baker-York TM70H. It was parked 5-6 years ago, never used again, Plaza changed ownership and no maintenance done. Would appreciate some help in knowing typically if this is worth restoring for use (as it was driven into parking alcove and never touched again) or where I can find a nice home for it in AZ?".
iain_k, United States
"We pay for all parts and materials for every job and then invoice the customer the total amount once the job is complete and hope they pay. Does anyone ask customers to pay for parts up front or ask for any kind of money upfront?".
stacey_h, United States
"Recently there's been an accident in one of ours sister companies (pure neglect) and our companies safety office, made a prevention by altering Back rest frame making it wide as a pallet so that way they can prevent drivers to lift and lower the forks while inside drive in racking. I'm all for safety myself but, by altering that backload frame they made our life miserable, because now the frame is too wide ...".
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