News Edition #978 - 11 June 2020

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As economies start to open up after the COVID-19 shutdowns, many forklifts are coming back into operation after weeks of sitting idle.
Forkliftaction News has previously shared advice on preparing equipment for a period of inactivity and, hopefully, many readers will have taken the appropriate steps to hibernate their fleets.
Getting back into action isn't simply a matter of turning the key and putting your foot on the gas. Especially with battery electric equipment, returning to operation requires some planning and preparation. While we again include advice from one manufacturer this week, it is important to consult with your supplier or service agent to make sure you get the most out of your equipment.


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Tax write-offs extended  Canberra, ACT, Australia

The materials handling sector is set to benefit from an extension of the federal government's asset write-off scheme. The program has been extended by six months after being introduced...

Clark reaches out to Camso  Auckland, New Zealand

Clark Equipment New Zealand has moved to Solideal RES 550 Magnum series and Hauler LT tyres for its Omega 16T forklifts. According to tyre company Camso, Clark had been...

Council goes for Tier IV  Sydney, NSW, Australia

Although Final Tier IV emission controls for non-road diesel-engine vehicles are not compulsory in Australia, Byron Shire Council recently acquired a Komatsu WA270-8 wheel-loader which meets higher environmental standards...
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For the second year, forklift safety was promoted on both sides of the Atlantic with National Forklift Safety Day (NFSD) 2020 celebrated in the United States and the United...

Hyster re-opens European factories  Staffordshire, United Kingdom

Hyster Europe has announced that the factories making its Hyster forklifts, warehouse equipment and big trucks have started to resume production. The sites at Craigavon in Northern Ireland, Masate...

TVH expands US headquarters  Olathe, KS, United States

TVH in the Americas has moved into its expanded headquarters in Olathe, Kansas, which was enlarged to ensure its preparedness for "the business challenges of tomorrow". The company stresses...

Clark adds Stage V engines  Duisburg, Germany

Clark is offering a Kubota Stage V diesel engine in its C40-55sD and C60-80D900 series forklifts. The new powerful 4-cylinder engine with common rail fuel injection has other advantages...

Haulotte grows African market  Zeralda, Algeria

Since the beginning of the year, Haulotte Africa has received numerous orders for its telehandler range, with 10 HTL 4017s recently supplied in Algeria. Distributor Farrisia delivered the telehandlers...

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Battery care essential as business returns  Newcastle-Under-Lyme, United Kingdom

As lockdown begins to lift and logistics operations prepare to get back to work, a UK battery manufacturer is urging equipment operators to "pay proper attention to forklift batteries...

Noblelift adds reach truck  Changxing, China

Noblelift has launched a new line of reach trucks, RT Pro, offering capacities from 1.6 T to 2 T and lift heights up to 12.5 m. The RT Pro...

New lift standards  Charlotte, NC, United States

The Lift Manufacturers Product Group (LIFT), an industry group of MHI, has released two new ANSI standards governing safety requirements for scissor lifts and tilters. ANSI MH29.1-2020, Safety Requirements...
A man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering his colleague by dumping heavy construction materials on him using a forklift at a construction company in Oita Prefecture. Hideyuki...
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Automation in materials handling is here. Cascade can help your business implement AGV solutions no matter the task at hand.
Derrick Ong, General Manager EnerSys Malaysia, discusses EnerSys' power solutions for material handling.
Ningbo Ruyi Joint Stock Co., Ltd is proud to introduce their new Multi-functional Walkie Counterbalanced Stacker - the CPD05W.

Stoneridge-Orlaco introduces the new HLED 7" High Definition monitor and a new dynamic GMSL cable for reach trucks, counterbalance forklifts and other forklift applications.
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