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|Given the large and growing global forklift fleet, it's not surprising that machines end up in the wrong hands from time to time.
Almost monthly, we see reports of forklifts used in robberies and break-ins; more often than not, in attempts to break into or remove ATMs. We don't recall seeing any mention of ATM handling capability in the specs of any new machines, and yet people still try - unsuccessfully - to steal cash dispensers using forklifts.
This week's inappropriate use of machinery ended in a rampage through a lumber yard. The driver has been arrested, but it's still not clear which particular capability of the forklift she was trying to deploy.
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|Konecranes wins safety award Australasia News|
Sydney, NSW Konecranes has won the ‘Best Practice in Safety’ award at the 2019 Bulk Handling Awards for its advanced planned maintenance technology, MAINMAN.
Konecranes’ MAINMAN technology is used in major ...
|LOGOS builds warehouse for BlueScope Australasia News|
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|Equipment finance confidence rises|
UNITED STATES The latest Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI) shows a rise of sentiment.
The Confidence Index, reflecting sentiment in the USD1 trillion equipment finance sector, reached ...
|Atlantic Lift Systems opens new branch|
UNITED STATES Atlantic Lift Systems, one of the largest independent and family-owned equipment rental companies in Virginia, has opened its third branch in Hampton.
The new 21,750 sqft. (2,020 sqm) ...
|Reachstacker market tipped to grow|
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The growth has ...
|AmeraMex racks up orders|
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The provider of heavy equipment says the orders include a Taylor ...
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Clark Europe, Qube
|Kalmar wins Lineas hybrid order|
BELGIUM Kalmar has been awarded a contract to supply leading European rail operator Lineas Intermodal with two Kalmar Hybrid Straddle Carriers. The order is scheduled for delivery in Q1 2020. ...
|BLT marks 10 years of Dezzi|
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“BLT WORLD, which was appointed by Desmond Equipment to supply and ...
|INDUMA-Rent adds HA20 LE PRO|
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|Imperial Logistics looks for growth|
SOUTH AFRICA Imperial Logistics is looking to expand into air and sea transportation as the Africa-focused logistics group offers more services to multinationals with sales on the continent.
According to a ...
|Forklift rampage causes $20K in damage|
UNITED STATES A 39-year-old woman has been arrested after allegedly driving a forklift through a lumber yard - crashing into lumber and, finally, into a wall.
The incident occurred at ...