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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.
 
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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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Kennards Hire to use space to track equipment Australasia News
Adelaide, SA One of Australia’s largest equipment hire companies has partnered with Internet of Things space startup Fleet Space Technologies to track the location and performance of its gear anywhere at any ...
Materials handling at National Manufacturing Week Australasia News
Melbourne, Vic Forklifts will be among the exhibits at National Manufacturing Week which returns to Melbourne from 14 to 17 May. 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. The portfolio, valued at $110 million, includes properties in Kingsgrove, Villawood and Blacktown. ...
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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). ...
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Terex sales rise but profits fall
UNITED STATES Terex Corporation has announced its fourth quarter results, showing a USD30.6 million loss on net sales of USD1.2 billion. The fourth quarter and full year 2018 results include a one-time, ...
Narrow Aisle managers buy in as founder bows out
UNITED KINGDOM Management, led by managing director John Maguire, have acquired a controlling share in Narrow Aisle Ltd, the manufacturer of the Flexi range of articulated forklifts and its rental division. ...
Product News
AUSA plans BAUMA debuts - Munich, Germany
UniCarriers adds new stability system - Thame, United Kingdom
Hyster-Yale adds OneCharge - Irvine, CA, United States
Select Plant Hire invests in cranes
UNITED KINGDOM Select Plant Hire continues to reinvest in its equipment fleet, with the addition of 16 new Terex tower cranes, and another 20-30 units expected to be delivered within the next ...
70,000th Ottawa terminal tractor produced
UNITED STATES Kalmar is celebrating a significant milestone with the production of its 70,000th Kalmar Ottawa terminal tractor. Destined for long-standing customer Penske Truck Leasing, the truck was completed last month at ...
Dematic marks 200 years
GERMANY Dematic this year marks its 200th anniversary, reflecting on significant changes since Friedrich Wilhelm Harkort launched the predecessor of the intralogistics automation specialist with the Mechanische Werkstätten Harkort & Co. ...
Forklift traps and kills Florida man
UNITED STATES A forklift has trapped and killed a man delivering concrete cinder blocks to a construction site in Punta Gorda. The man, identified as 61-year-old Luis Garcia of Cape ...
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Maximal: Compact 4WD rough terrain forklift with Tier4 engine
Rough Terrain forklift demand in North America increases year by year with huge market potential. However, Rough Terrain's from Chinese manufacturers rarely meet emission standards.

Maximal is the first to develop a 1.8-3.5T Compact 4WD rough terrain forklift with Mitsubishi 4EG engine, which meets Tier4 standards available for sale to the North American market. Small orders will be accepted from August 2018. For additional product information, please contact us.

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Connect with RAVAS at ProMAT 2019
Bring your supply chain to the next level with RAVAS mobile weighing. Visit RAVAS at ProMAT booth # S2894.
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Fork-Co USA introduces a new 16-Bale Pulp Clamp
Fork-Co USA's  new pulp bale clamp  Model GA45F will handle 9,000 lb units of pulp bales stacked in units of 16 bales.
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.
The Right Attachment for the Job
Material Handling equipment plays a critical role in Australia's economy.  Practically every business relies directly or indirectly on some form of material handling equipment.
CAM attachments Launches 4 New Products in 2019
The R&D team have been very active. Based on feedback and requests of our customers, we have put a lot of time and energy over the past year in the expansion of our attachments range. It is with great pleasure that we introduce 4 new products to you.
Top 5 Ways Cascade Weigh Forks Can Increase Your Productivity
Cascade's Mobile Weighing solutions offer increased efficiency with no-hassle integration to your lift truck operation. Find out the Top 5 benefits of using Cascade weigh forks.
Handling multiple packs of brick with a special fork positioner
Austral Bricks required KAUP Australia to create an special attachment that can transport up to eight brick packs - four packs wide, two packs high. Result: An integrated fork positioner with multiple pairs of forks and integrated sideshift.
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An innovative solution to handling round stock from Fork-Co USA
Presenting another new design from FORK-CO USA the new-concept Parallel Pipe Clamp, Model WPH-PPC, (Patent Pending).
FMX standing tall in the Materials Handling Field
Although Real Telematics has a bouquet of other Telematics offerings not related to Fleet Management, we find that our FMX Forklift Management System is increasingly in demand.
Workplace Health & Safety Show Heads to Sydney Australasia News
The Workplace Health & Safety Show promises a live, interactive two-way learning experience destined to bring the greatest minds in health and safety to Sydney's International Convention Centre on 22-23 May, 2019.
Doosan Industrial Vehicle Launches New 9-Series Forklifts
Doosan Industrial Vehicle America is pleased to announce the launch of the all-new 9-Series Internal Combustion Cushion Tire Forklift line.
BATMON 20-20 - the first fully automated system for battery regeneration
The Batmon 20-20 by PBM is the first fully automated system for desulphation, recovery and re-education of traction and stationary batteries.
MHEDA's 2019 Annual Convention sets the stage for what's next
MHEDA announces the 2019 Annual Convention, "Set the Stage for What's Next" in Phoenix, AZ May 4-8.
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Maximal: Compact 4WD rough terrain forklift with Tier4 engine
Come say G’day to Jolie at ProMat - #S3078
Connect with RAVAS at ProMAT 2019
Fork-Co USA introduces a new 16-Bale Pulp Clamp
Visit B&B Attachments at BAUMA Munich 2019
The Right Attachment for the Job
CAM attachments Launches 4 New Products in 2019
Top 5 Ways Cascade Weigh Forks Can Increase Your Productivity
Handling multiple packs of brick with a special fork positioner
An innovative solution to handling round stock from Fork-Co USA
FMX standing tall in the Materials Handling Field
Workplace Health & Safety Show Heads to Sydney
Doosan Industrial Vehicle Launches New 9-Series Forklifts
BATMON 20-20 - the first fully automated system for battery regeneration
MHEDA's 2019 Annual Convention sets the stage for what's next
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