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If you are currently in the market for a new forklift to meet the material handling needs of you or your company, it can often be difficult to decide upon the right type of forklift, with both cost and site specific requirements playing a role in your eventual decision.
Forklift picThe decision between Internal Combustion Engines (ICE) comprising of LNG or diesel powered machines, and Battery Electric Forklifts can usually be weighed up by comparing the financial and environmental costs.
Batteries have been in a materials handling context for at least 200 years, the most common battery currently used in the materials handling industry is the lead acid battery.
The two main types of forklift are LPG and battery electric.
Which should you choose?
Ferret has broken down the pros and cons of these systems, to help you choose what is right for you. To read more, click here and find your lifting solution.


WheelieSafe Heavy Duty Electric Bin Trolley
WheelieSafe Pty Ltd
WheelieSafe Heavy Duty Electric Bin Trolley
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Magnetic Lagging by MSA
Magnet Sales Australia
Measure up to 2,000 gauss strength HIGHER than pulleys without Magnetic Lagging.
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Demag overhead cranes provide quality and efficiency
MHE-Demag Australia
MHE Demag Australia overhead crane sets are an extremely suitable solution to lifting and handling heavy loads of up to 50 tonnes
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Slewing jib cranes from Vector Lifting
Vector Lifting
Lifting loads just got easier with Vector's full range of practical and versatile cranes and hoists,
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Lifting Handling Equipment, Pneumatic Hoists, Explosion Proof Hoists, Portable Hoists
Vector Lifting
Electric and pneumatic hoists enable you to lift a variety of heavy objects. They ensure safety comes first in your workplace.
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Fully featured, highly versatile 
chain hoist
MHE-Demag Australia
MHE Demag Australia's electric chain hoists for cranes are reliable in lifting large loads through an easy to use control panel system in cranes
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PD20 Pallet Dispenser
Optimum Handling Solutions
Materials handling equipment can help decrease injury and fatigue in the workplace
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Lightweight Horizontal Rollers
Richmond Wheels and Castors
Richmond Pipe Rollers are available in various designs to handle different pipe diameters and load capacities
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Measure various force and load capacities
Bestech Australia
Force transducers and load cells come in range of capacities to suit any application
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Rapplon Flat Transmission Belting/Beha PU cords from Rydell Beltech Pty Ltd
Rydell Beltech Pty Ltd
Coupled with a range of innovative joining tools and expert advice Rydell and Beha can bring a solution to any application.
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Flexible rental and hire conditions
Kennards Hire
Kennards Hire Lift and Shift provide a range of lifting machinery and equipment for temporary use in loading, unloading and moving heavy goods and cargo
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Skybridge2 Modular Walkway System with Handrails
Safemaster Height Safety Solutions
Secure and durable height access systems, Safemaster's Modular walkways are lightweight and are maintenance free
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Spill Station's Spill Response Kits
Spill Station Australia
Spill control kits from Spill Station Australia include all the elements required to clear away high
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Spill Station Absorbents are environmentally friendly and safe to use
Spill Station Australia
A variety of absorbents available from Spill Station Australia help with the clean up of a diverse range of chemicals and liquids.
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Phoenix Gantry Crane Systems
Phoenix Lifting
Pheonix Lifting have an broad range of cranes to suit most lifting needs.
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Climb2 Modular Access Ladder Systems and Vertical Lifelines
Safemaster Height Safety Solutions
Climb2 Modular Access Ladder Systems and Vertical Lifelines
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Rugged design and flexibility
MHE-Demag Australia
MHE Demag Australia's KBK Crane Construction Kit for light rail and workstation cranes are portable crane systems
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Connect2 Universal Life Rail System Providing Horizontal, Vertical and Inclined Movement
Safemaster Height Safety Solutions
Fall Arrest liferail system for continuity of a horizontal, vertical and inclined movement
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1500kg Heavy Duty Mobile Floor Crane
Phoenix Lifting
Tailor made lifting cranes for all types of materials handling and lifting requirements
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Prolift provides tailor made Crane Handling Solutions.
Prolift Solutions Pty Ltd
Advisors from Prolift can recommend the correct crane equipment that is required for a variety of applications
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Magnet Sales Australia
Magnet Sales Australia are distributors of high quality magnetic equipment for the welding, fabrication, woodworking and lifting industries. With a direct focus on improving the safety, efficiency and productivity of industrial operations, we provide ...
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WheelieSafe Pty Ltd
WheelieSafe Pty Ltd has a bin trolley for every purpose: carrying multiple bins, single very heavy bins or bin tasks that require an electrically powered trolley. Prevent OH&S injuries and increase productivity with a WheelieSafe Bin Trolley.
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SICK Pty Ltd
SICK Pty Ltd is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of sensors, safety systems and automatic identification products for Factory Automation, Logistic Automation and Process Automation applications. Whether automating factories or optimising distribution ...
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MHE-Demag Australia
MHE Demag Australia are a multi-national specialist designer, manufacturer, supplier and installer of Electric Wire Rope Hoists, Electric Chain Hoists, Light Rail Crane Systems, Workstation Cranes, Crane Component Sets, Slewing Jib Cranes, ...
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Vector Lifting
Vector Lifting provide cranes, hoists, attachments and accessories. Specialising in the design and manufacture of materials handling equipment and is a leading manufacturer of railway lifting equipment and jib cranes in Australasia.
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Hurll Nu-Way
Hurll Nu-Way is the application partner that understands how important the right equipment is for your business. That means peace of mind in knowing that you have the best possible outcome, and that’s our promise. We support you to improve your business. ...
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Ferret.com.au is Australia's largest and leading online directory for the manufacturing, mining, and industrial sectors. Ferret.com.au comprises the most current information on products and services across a broad range of industries, and provides qualified ...
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Spill Station Australia
Spill Station Australia are manufacturers of Spill Response Kits as well as absorbents for oil, fuel, acids, caustics, solvents and agricultural chemicals. Spill Station is the exclusive distributor of the Romold Ltd range of secondary containment equipment ...
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CGB Precision Products
CGB Precision Products is a specialist supplier of super precision ball bearings and related components. They are the Australian representatives for top brands such as Barden, FAG, Kaydon & Gamet, Kamatics, Heim, FLURO, PIC Design and Greene Tweed - ...
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Enware Australia
Enware celebrates 80 years in business in 2018. We are an Australian owned & managed company who for more than 30 years has been manufacturing first response emergency shower and eye wash systems. we are renowned for our innovation, high quality and ...
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OTB Products
OTB Products provide a range of personal and body products such as cool zone vests, cool ties, neck and wrist wraps, cooling products and cooling seat pads. OTB Products also provide personal safety products for the workplace, safety matting, safe communication ...
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SMC Australia New Zealand
SMC are the world leaders in pneumatic technology and are experts in automation control. Formed in Japan in 1959, the company now offers over 12,000 basic products with 700,000 variants. The company employs over 22 000 people worldwide and is situated ...
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Honeywell CV41 vehicle mount computer
Supplier news
12/05/18 - Gamma Solutions introduces the Honeywell CV41 vehicle mount computer recommended for forklift applications.
Portaboom has transformed traffic management by enhancing the safety aspect
Supplier news
10/12/17 - Kennards Hire has introduced a new portable boom gate to their broad traffic management product range.
A recent installation at a new BWS store in Chadstone, Victoria
Supplier news
06/12/17 - The Australian Trellis Door Company (ATDC) is the preferred supplier of portable fencing to the BWS liquor group across Australia.
Alemlube BRP5216 safety barrier reel
Supplier news
20/11/17 - Alemlube has introduced a new safety barrier reel designed specifically to provide a temporary visual barrier.
ZIMM screw jack systems
Supplier news
01/11/17 - T.E.A. Transmissions offers a range of screw jack systems designed for lifting applications requiring high precision, load capability and reliability.
Ket-Twist 660 double telescopic crank lifting system
Supplier news
29/10/17 - T.E.A. Transmissions announces the release of Ket-Twist, a fast, double telescoping, crank-operated lifting system from Ketterer.
Ikea Richmond featuring ATDC’s expanding barricades
Supplier news
16/10/17 - Ikea’s Richmond store in Melbourne has been secured against unauthorised access using expanding barricades from The Australian Trellis Door Company (ATDC).
Conveying goods precisely and quickly with igus knife edge rollers
Supplier news
02/10/17 - Knife edge rollers from igus are offering optimum results in high speed conveying applications through precise and quick movement of goods.
Aspac’s Athena HE
Supplier news
23/09/17 - Kennards Hire has introduced a new product to their access equipment range, designed to simplify work in tricky site conditions.
igus recently installed an energy chain system on its 1,000th ship-to-shore crane (STS)
Supplier news
23/09/17 - Motion plastics specialist, igus has completed the installation of an energy chain system on its 1,000th ship-to-shore crane (STS).
Wolfgang Puck’s LAX airport restaurant
Supplier news
21/09/17 - The Australian Trellis Door Company (ATDC) supplied their premium grade portable barriers for installation at Wolfgang Puck’s restaurant.
E4.1L from igus is a revolutionary energy chain offering excellent flexibility for harnessing
Supplier news
24/07/17 - Treotham introduces a new energy chain from igus that can be harnessed up to 80 per cent faster than any other energy chain in the market.
Lifting Made Easy
Lifting Made Easy
MHE-Demag Australia
EcoMESH Emicon Case Study v0917 computer
EcoMESH Emicon Case Study v0917 computer
SBH Solutions Australia
Drying cans with Secomak Air Knife
Drying cans with Secomak Air Knife
Hurll Nu-Way
Secomak Multi-lane Pouch Drying System
The Secomak Pouch and Ready Meal Tray Dryer is a drying system designed to eliminate the risk of processing errors by achieving exceptional drying from lead-edge to gusset at up to 550 pouches per minute.
Hurll Nu-Way
Assembling of HeatGlo Portable Infrared Heater
Assembling of HeatGlo Portable Infrared Heater
Hurll Nu-Way
VUVS
Valve series VUVG and VUVS – two ranges for lots of applications
Festo
Festo Motion Terminal – Digitalised Pneumatics
Festo Motion Terminal – Digitalised Pneumatics
Festo
Hannover Fair 2017
Hannover Messe Impressions 2017
Festo
WheelieSafe Short Video
WheelieSafe Short Video
WheelieSafe Pty Ltd
M08 Sensor Series
M08 Sensor Series
Turck Australia
Field Logic Controller
Field Logic Controller
Turck Australia
Uprox I/O-Link: Inductive Factor 1 Sensors
Uprox I/O-Link: Inductive Factor 1 Sensors
Turck Australia

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