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This is issue #129 - 16 October
2003 of the weekly newsletter for industry
Forkliftaction.com has launched its editorial
calendar, which allows businesses to plan their advertising
based on upcoming special features. This month
Forkliftaction.com News showcases the Australian forklift
market over two editions. Part two of this special feature
appears in Forkliftaction.com News #130 next
November is tyres, wheels and castors month.
Maddrell for advertising inquiries.
Forkliftaction.com's research team has revised the
specifications in the Equipment
Catalogue for the Nexen
range of forklifts. If you deal with this brand, please check
our entries and contact Rodger Lamb if
changes are required.
KALMAR REACHSTACKERS EXCEED TARGETS |
Sales of Kalmar's
new Contchamp Generation F and Contmaster reachstackers
have outstripped the company's sales targets in their
first year on the market.
The reachstackers were
introduced in September last year. Product manager Per
Rosengren said placements of new orders had been running
particularly high for nine months.
Contchamp and Contmaster have been performing extremely
well since we introduced them. Sales are well ahead of
our targets all over the world, exceeding expectations
by almost 40%," he said.
Mr Rosengren said sales
had been strong in Europe and the USA and the
reachstackers had attracted 15 orders from Africa. More
than 25 were sold to terminal operators in Brazil.
- Kalmar website -
CROWN AUSTRALIA CHOOSES EXIDE BATTERIES,
PRINCETON, NJ, United States
Equipment Australia has contracted US power company
Exide Technologies to supply motive power batteries,
chargers and aftermarket services.
Terms of the
deal were not released, but Exide said the batteries
would be manufactured in Australia, and the chargers
imported from its facilities in the UK.
Bright, president of Exide's Industrial Energy business
group, said the company was able to provide Crown with a
"total power solution".
Crown Australia website -
**ADVERTISEMENT** SVETRUCK DEALERS
SVETRUCK - Swedish manufacturer of
large capacity pneumatic tire forklifts, is looking for
US and Canadian companies interested in becoming a
Svetruck Forklift dealer.
SVETRUCK forklifts are well-designed,
time tested, durable machines with lift capacities
ranging from 18,000lbs to 115,000lbs. The company has
sold a number of machines into the North American market
and now would like to establish a formal dealer
Interested parties should forward their
company name, website, contact person, phone, fax and
email address to email@example.com.
All enquiries will
be treated confidentially.
See svetruck.com for more information on
the company and its products.
**SAFETY FIRST** CARE FOR FORKS
Neglect and abuse
are two terms that frequently apply to the treatment of
the most fundamental part of a forklift - the
These two pieces of metal are specially
shaped, specifically tempered and heavy. They lift
tonnes of material regularly. Sometimes operators and
owners forget that even steel wears. The generally
accepted amount of wear is 10% at the heel. The
incredible ratio of 2:1 (at 10% wear) loss in fork
capacity is not generally appreciated.
NAME CHANGE FOR LANSING LINDE
BASINGSTOKE, United Kingdom
Linde Ltd will change its name to Linde Material
Handling (UK) Ltd on December 1 to "fully exploit the
international strength" of the Linde
Lansing Linde was established when Linde
acquired Lansing in 1989 to capitalise on Linde's global
resources and Lansing's local profile.
manufacturing, sales and marketing operations at
Basingstoke and Merthyr Tydfil, South Wales, and eight
network companies comprising 25 customer support
centres, will now combine under the Linde
Linde UK joint managing director Wolfgang
Geuecke said: "We wanted to sharpen our focus and
increase our competitiveness. All customers and partners
should be clear about who they're dealing
"Our relentless pursuit of higher
productivity, while driving down servicing costs, lies
at the heart of the Linde difference."
employs more than 2,500 people in the UK, and has a
turnover of GBP200 million (USD333.9 million).
- Linde UK website -
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Materials Handling in Australia
Forklift Tyres, Wheels & Castors
2004: Materials Handling in the United
January 2004: Forklift Attachments
February 2004: Materials
Handling in China
March 2004: Used Materials
More features will be
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OSHA WARNS EMPLOYERS: CHILDREN CAN'T DRIVE
WASHINGTON, DC, United States
workers under 18 are prohibited from operating
forklifts, according to a new Occupational Safety &
Health Administration (OSHA) bulletin.
regulations prohibited most workers under the age of 18
in non-agricultural employment from operating forklifts,
the bulletin said.
"Young people are more likely
to be injured in the workplace due to their lack of
experience and maturity," OSHA administrator John
Henshaw said. "This bulletin is one way to remind
employers of the standards that are in place to protect
working teens from being seriously injured or killed.
Nearly 70 teens lose their lives in workplace accidents
The bulletin details the Fair Labor
Standards Act, which contains the age laws, and says
OSHA's Powered Industrial Truck standard requires
operators 18 or older to be trained and certified to
Additional information on
child labour laws is available at www.youthrules.dol.gov.
- OSHA website -
MCFA WINS AWARD
ORLANDO, FL, United
Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc
(MCFA) has received an award for excellence in supply
Judges at the i2 User Group's
Directions 2003 conference selected the Ken Sharma Award
winners on overall vision, project complexity,
innovation in approaching business challenges, time to
realise purchase value and results.
"We have also
been able to optimise our modelling processes by
factoring in transportation and supplier data that
wasn't taken into account earlier," said MCFA material
director Jim Jankovic.
The i2 User Group and
publicly traded i2 Technologies Inc, of Dallas, Texas,
co-sponsor the annual competition. The awards are named
in honor of i2 co-founder Ken Sharma.
- MCFA website -
SAFETY: A NUMBERS GAME|
There are numbers in safety. The number of
times you've dropped a fork on your big toe. The number
of times you've thrown out your back moving your forks
on the lift truck carriage to fit different pallets. The
number of dollars in doctor bills and workman's comp
There's an easier way: a Fork Positioner.
Cascade Fork Positioners allow you to position the forks
from the driver's seat, dramatically increasing
productivity while reducing pallet and product damage.
Go to our ROI calculator at www.cascorp.com/products/forkpositioners
to see how you'll have a return on your investment in
less than a year. Or just call us on 1800 CASCADE (227
223) within Australia or +61-7-3373-7300.
Cascade fork positioner do the work for you.
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ANOTHER NEW INVENTION FOR ROSS
Ohio, United States
Ross Ventures has introduced the
Ross Active Load Stabilizer, which the company says may
become a forklift industry standard.
chairman Keith Ross, Sr said: "The Ross Active Load
Stabilizer is the world's only stabilizer offering
safety benefits where the tilt angle of the load is
automatically adjusted during operation."
Ross Active Load Stabilizer is being installed on all
Ross trucks, but it can be retrofitted to any
manufacturer's lift truck."
For more information
on the all-new patent pending Ross Active Load
Stabilizer, contact Ross by email: firstname.lastname@example.org,
phone +1-937-599-6453 or visit www.rosshydro.com.
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CATERPILLAR REPAIR SERVICE|
Closing: 23 October 2003 2:00pm - Contract:
CRANES - PRIOR INFORMATION
Closing: 23 October 2003 TBA - Contract: CPV:
LIFTING AND HANDLING EQUIPMENT AND
November 2003 2:00pm - Contract: CPV: 29220000
LIFTING, HANDLING, LOADING OR UNLOADING
December 2003 10:30am - Contract: CPV: 29221800
LIFTING AND HANDLING
Closing: 10 November 2003 4:00pm - Contract:
K601 LIFTS AND K602 CRANES
Closing: 15 December 2003 3:00pm - Contract:
HIRE OF FORK-LIFT TRUCKS AND MECHANICAL HANDLING
November 2003 12:00am - Contract: CPV: 28527300
LOADING OR HANDLING MACHINERY
Closing: 23 October 2003 12:00am - Contract:
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