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|Forks are not enough. Today's materials handling tasks go far beyond lifting and shifting pallets. Enter attachments - those add-ons that provide even greater capability and flexibility to the humble - and not so humble - forklift.
This week, we take an in-depth look at the growing capabilities of attachments and probe some future applications.
For anyone considering extending the use of their forklift fleet, the feature provides some food for thought.
|This Week's Feature|
Editorial articles by Forkliftaction News
Attachments - moving challenges
Forklift attachment designers have one thing in common: they love a logistics problem. They believe there is nothing too wide, large, round, flat, heavy or high that can’t be moved by an attachment - you just have to design it. Melissa Barnett looks at current attachment design and manufacture, and the unique challenges of moving a vast variety of sizes, shapes and weights.
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|Materials handling at National Manufacturing Week Australasia News|
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According to organisers, this year’s theme, Industrial Evolution, represents the ...
|AMP lists logistics portfolio Australasia News|
Sydney, NSW Fund manager AMP Capital has listed a portfolio of three industrial assets in Sydney.
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|US forklift sales rising|
UNITED STATES Forklift sales in the North American market continue their unprecedented increase. According to figures from the Industrial Truck Association (ITA), 2018 marked the fourth consecutive year of historic growth, with ...
|KION breaks records|
GERMANY KION Group has released its year-end results, showing another successful year with robust revenue and earnings growth.
The KION Group matched all KPIs in its outlook, both at ...
|Cargotec orders rise|
FINLAND Cargotec’s latest financial statement reveals a strong year in orders received but a slip in profits.
For the full year, orders rose by 18%, reaching EUR3.756 billion (USD4.273 billion). ...
|Terex sales rise but profits fall|
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|Narrow Aisle managers buy in as founder bows out|
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AUSA plans BAUMA debuts
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UniCarriers adds new stability system
- Thame, United Kingdom
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|70,000th Ottawa terminal tractor produced|
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|Dematic marks 200 years|
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The man, identified as 61-year-old Luis Garcia of Cape ...
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|Visit B&B Attachments at BAUMA Munich 2019|
B&B Attachments is delighted to announce that it will exhibit at Bauma Munich 2019 (hall B5, stand 304). Bauma takes place 8 - 14 April 2019 at the Messe München trade-fair centre, Munich.
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