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Month: January 2020

Jungheinrich launches electric counterbalance truck with the power of a combustion engine.

Jungheinrich launches electric counterbalance truck with the power of a combustion engine.

New Trucks
The preview truck, named P30i, is a high-voltage electric forklift truck in the shell of a diesel truck. "The P30i is the first lithium-ion truck with the power and driving comfort of a combustion engine and thus a game changer in the world of counterbalance trucks," says Christian Erlach, Board Member for Sales and Marketing at Jungheinrich AG. As things stand at present, Jungheinrich expects to launch the P30i on the market at the end of 2021. Powerful electric forklift for outdoor use For the EFG P30i, Jungheinrich has further developed the chassis of its new hydrostat, integrating electric drive and the latest high-voltage lithium-ion technology. The frame, operator protection cab and tyres are specially designed for tough outdoor use. Hard rubber bumpers on the counterwei...
Apprentice urges other women to consider careers in STEM

Apprentice urges other women to consider careers in STEM

Movers and Shakers, Training
An 18-year old former drama student from Liverpool, who is now just one of three female apprentices at Linde Material Handling is determined to trailblaze the way for other women to consider a career in engineering. Self-confessed tomboy Lucy Pover joined the team of 88 apprentices at Linde in September last year and since then has been working hard to prove to her male counterparts that women can be just as good, if not better than men at fixing forklift trucks. The 18-year old former drama student said, “Although I’m very much a tom boy who doesn’t mind getting her hands dirty and enjoying the practical hands-on approach to learning, I’m also a girlie girl at heart which can sometimes give people the perception that I don’t fit into this very male dominated field. “When I fi...
The New Ausa C251H Rough Terrain

The New Ausa C251H Rough Terrain

New Trucks
Introducing the new AUSA C251H off-road truck. The most advanced, the most technological, the safest and the easiest to maintain. Hydrostatic and with a capacity of 2.5 tons. Everything you need in a rough terrain forklift, but much better. Shocking and innovative, the counterweight brings together design and functionality. With angular lines that surround imposing openings, it is created for the optimal performance of the cooling system. Enjoy a cabin with more interior space and a steering wheel adjustable in height and depth for the best ergonomics. Through the folding cab, the C251H is the truck with the best accessibility to the engine on the market. Familiarize yourself with the lowest maintenance or repair downtimes. Technology is here to stay. Control all your mo...
Budget celebrates new government relationship

Budget celebrates new government relationship

Dealer
Budget Forktrucks Ltd is celebrating the renewal of a long-term relationship with a government client, which will see the supply of a major upgrade in their forklift truck capacity, improving the efficiency and speed at which they are able to work. The agreement will see Budget Forktruck supply a brand new Kalmar DGC-160 forklift truck to the government site, which manages the loading and unloading of shipping containers. This latest contract from the site has been a particularly challenging one for Budget to fulfil, due to the exacting specifications required as well as the level of confidentiality required from both parties. In order to meet the brief, Budget supplied a machine with a capacity of 16,000kg at a load centre of 1200mm, in order to lift such impressive loads to 470...
B&B Attachments exhibits at the UK’s only dedicated concrete event

B&B Attachments exhibits at the UK’s only dedicated concrete event

Attachments
Celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, The UK CONCRETE Show has grown to become Europe’s largest specialist concrete event and is attended by key buyers and industry professionals from all over the world. This year visitors will see both live in-hall and outside demos, as well as experiencing everything that is new in the world of concrete from the top names in the industry. B&B Attachments, the UK’s leading specialists in the design and manufacture of bespoke forklift truck attachment solutions, will exhibit its K320, PowerMount and FBH05 Beam Grab attachments from its BlockMaster range on stand 40. This will be the fourth consecutive year that B&B has exhibited at the UK Concrete Show and with over 200 exhibitors, and over 300 product groups, this year is set to be t...
Gunn JCB takes £12m Ridgway order

Gunn JCB takes £12m Ridgway order

General
Ridgway Rentals has placed a £12m order with Gunn JCB for 200 new JCB machines for fleet renewal. The order includes both tracked and wheeled excavators, between 13 and 30 tonnes in size, as well as JS20MH materials handlers and 427, 437 & 457 wheeled loaders in response to demand from the waste and recycling sector. JCB Loadall telescopic handlers ranging from seven- to 20-metre reach are also in the order to serve house-builders as well as the agricultural sector. Some of the machines arrived in the second half of 2019, with more arrivals planned throughout the coming months. Ridgway Rentals chairman Tim Jones used to work for JCB for many years before moving into the hire sector with his son Stuart, who is managing director. Stuart Jones said: “Customers ask us fo...
Lithium-ion-powered Flexi trucks boost Cold Store efficiency

Lithium-ion-powered Flexi trucks boost Cold Store efficiency

Logistics
Third party multi-temperature warehousing and logistics network, Norish, has introduced lithium-ion battery-powered Flexi articulated VNA truck technology at its cold store facility at Brierley Hill in the West Midlands. The company, which has used Flexi VNA trucks throughout its business for some 15 years, opted to replace the lead-acid battery-driven Flexis that had been in operation at the facility with new models from the Flexi LiTHiON range. The fully integrated Flexi LiTHiON’s lithium-ion power system requires zero maintenance and no battery changing to deliver extended multi-shift availability – making the Flexi LiTHiON the ideal solution for modern temperature-controlled stores. One of the key benefits that the switch to lithium-ion technology has brought to Norish is ...
Impact Appoints New Dealer as Part of London Expansion

Impact Appoints New Dealer as Part of London Expansion

Dealer
Impact Handling, the leading material handling specialist, has appointed Radnes Services as its official dealer for London and the surrounding areas. Radnes will now offer the full Impact portfolio of premium brands, led by the acclaimed Cat® range of forklift trucks and warehouse equipment. The move sees Impact further strengthen its support capabilities for customers with operations across London and the surrounding areas.. Peter Woodhouse, Business Development Manager at Impact says: “Impact has enjoyed a close working relationship with Radnes for some time now, and with clear synergies between the businesses we are delighted to announce their appointment as an official Impact dealer. It represents an important step in Impact’s commitment to expansion across the south east and...
New Konecranes technology offers glimpse of the future

New Konecranes technology offers glimpse of the future

Innovation
  Customers know that each Konecranes lift truck is an investment in the best industrial technology available. They benefit from ongoing support with consulting, training, spare parts, upgrades and much more – everything needed to keep their lift trucks running efficiently in the unique conditions they experience in their own worlds. Here Konecranes presents four of the latest technical advances: increased reach stacker capacity, empty container handlers with triplex and free-lift mast, new lighter Konecranes Liftace models and Ecolifting features for greater eco-efficiency. Reach stackers get stronger The new, specially-designed top-pick spreader has given impressive abilities to the full range of Konecranes reach stackers for standard container handling. All three rows ...
Briggs invests £6.1m in its fleet

Briggs invests £6.1m in its fleet

Dealer
Briggs Equipment has further highlighted its commitment to providing quality short term hire solutions for customers across the country with a new £6.1m investment into its fleet. The 272 new Hyster and Yale diesel and electric counterbalance machines take the total number of the short term hire fleet to more than 5,500. The hire sector is a key area of business for Briggs, both in terms of revenue generation and customer relationship building. These requests often lead to lasting partnerships with customers as Briggs can consistently demonstrate its capability to deliver quality equipment solutions to extremely tight deadlines. Steve Fogg, Head of Short Term Hire, Briggs Equipment, said: “This latest investment into our short term hire fleet provides us with increased capabil...
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