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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.


Hercules-Mobile Gantry Crane for a versatile solution to transport and lifting limitations
Phoenix Lifting
Phoenix Lifting’s range of crane solutions offer strong and reliable lifting for any size application
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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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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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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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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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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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Ammeraal Beltech & AMtex Process and Conveyor Belting Solution
Rydell Beltech Pty Ltd
Rydell Beltech Pty Ltd offer a full range of Ammerall Beltech and AMtex conveyor belts.
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Forklift Service and Repairs Australia-wide
Adaptalift Hyster
Adaptalift Hyster's fully equipped service vans, service centres and branches Australia wide ensure indutry leading response and efficient service
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Yamada Air Operated Diaphragm Pumps
Alemlube
Alemlube's range of diaphragm pumps are used for fluid transfer which are suitable for use with most fluids including oil and several chemicals
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Gantry Family by Vector Lifting
Vector Lifting
Vector Lifting has joined forces with the UK engineering company Reid Lifting, as the Australian distributor of its versatile Aluminium Portable Gantry.
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Skybridge2 Roof Walkway Systems
Safemaster Height Safety Solutions
Safemaster's Skybridge2 Roof Walkway Systems are designed for construction and industrial applications
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Pallet turntables from Optimum Handling Solutions
Optimum Handling Solutions
Optimum Handling Solutions provide a range of manual and automatic pallet turntables for a variety of applications.
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Forklift Sweepers
Magnet Sales Australia
This handy piece of equipment hangs conveniently from forklift arms or vehicle bumpers, allowing you to ‘sweep’ contaminated areas and remove those sharp
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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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Complete Range of Versatile Colby Racks and Shelving from Storage Ideas and Colby Storage Solutions Central
Storage Ideas
Colby racks and shelving are suitable for businesses of all sizes. They meet all relevant Australian Standards.
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Tailor Made Solutions for All Your Lifting Problems.
Prolift Solutions Pty Ltd
Prolift offers a wide variety of materials handling solutions that can be used in numerous applications
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Spill Station Spill Decks customisable to suit your workplace's requirements
Spill Station Australia
Resistant to numerous chemicals, Spill Station Australia's spill containment products prevent the spread of dangerous chemicals and liquids.
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Composite Hoses
RADCOFLEX Australia
RADCOFLEX offers a whole range of genuine Australian manufactured composite hoses, assemblies and hose fittings
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goods hoists and lifts from Optimum Handling Solutions
Optimum Handling Solutions
Optimum Handling Solutions provide a range of goods hoist for the safe and efficient movement of products between floors at abattoirs, food processing plants, warehouses, self
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Series RL3000 Rapid Auto Roll Up Doors and Efaflex High Speed Doors
DMF International
The RL3000 and Efaflex auto roll doors are ideal for external and internal openings, easily affordable and energy efficient
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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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Phoenix Lifting
With their expertise and extensive range of quality products, Phoenix Lifting offer customers the very best in lifting solutions. Products include cranes, hoists and winches, drum handling equipment, forklift attachments and crane attachments.  ...
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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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Allplastics Engineering
Allplastics Engineering specialise in architectural plastic materials, with over thirty years experience in the machining of plastics. Allplastics Engineering provides building, industrial and architectural plastic rod, sheet and tube as well as cutting ...
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Turck Australia
Turck Australia is a leading manufacturer of industrial and process automation products including Inductive Proximity Sensors, Capacitive Proximity Sensors, Connectors, Cables, Cordsets, Fieldbuses, Network Interface Device Products, Communication products ...
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Soanar Australia
For over 50 years, Soanar has earned an enviable reputation by working with our customers to provide the most suitable electronic products for your project needs. Our logistical expertise will also ensure that your orders are delivered to your preferred ...
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Graco
Graco specialises in a range of  fluid handling systems and components for moving, measuring, controlling, dispensing and applying various fluids and viscous materials that are mainly used in automotive lubrication, commercial and industrial applications. ...
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Australian Beverages Council Ltd
The Australian non-alcoholic beverages industry through its industry association The Australian Beverages Council Ltd (ABCL) is committed to providing consumers with accurate information about the role of commercial beverages to Australians’ diets. Members ...
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Hospitality Magazine
Hospitalitymagazine.com.au is an online venture of the Hospitality Group publishing arm of Reed Business Information (RBI). We make it easy for you to keep up with hospitality industry news. All stories are archived. They are searchable by a keyword ...
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Bonfiglioli Transmission (Aust)
Bonfiglioli Transmission provides innovative drive solutions for all industry applications. Their range of award winning Active Inverters are supported by a dedicated technical Bonfiglioli Drive Service Centre. Bonfiglioli's products include Gearboxes, ...
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Adaptalift Hyster
Adaptalift Hyster was founded in 1982 and they offer a range of Hyster forklifts that include multi-directional forklifts, narrow aisle forklifts and rough terrain forklifts, forklift attachments, used forklifts, forklift fleet management systems and ...
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Tsubaki Australia
Tsubaki Australia Pty Limited is a subsidiary of the Tsubakimoto Chain Co. of Japan. We are a supplier of power transmission products; industrial drive chains, attachment chains, small and large size conveyor chains; Related products include cam clutches, ...
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Positioning technology for trackable pallets
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CeBIT expanding drone showcase
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27/09/16 - CeBIT is expanding its drones showcase next year due to the proliferation drone technologies over the past 12 months.
Cat develops new high torque longwall drive systems
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27/09/16 - Caterpillar has unveiled new longwall armoured face conveyor high-torque drive systems at MINExpo.
 Pilotless drones for sorting centre
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22/09/16 - ​Prime Competence and Unmanned Life have announced that they have started the pilot deployment of the world’s first autonomous drone-based sorting centre.
Cylinders lift heavy weight from maintenance managers' minds
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22/09/16 - ​As cost pressures intensify on the construction, infrastructure and energy sectors, the last thing companies can afford is delays to heavy lifts.
ADAS making inroads for driver safety
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20/09/16 - ​Someday soon, self-driving cars will be a reality everywhere. But before then, Smart Driving technology will have made them safer and more connected.
High hoist speeds for Uniton crane
Editorial
11/09/16 - Konecranes’ Uniton crane will make its debut at the Australian Steel Convention to be held at Melbourne’s CBD from September 11-13.
Rent the Keysight (Agilent) AC6803A AC Power Source from Measurement Rentals
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RackID range of Indoor Warehouse Floor Identification Labelling
Supplier news
15/08/16 - Indoor floor identification in warehouses could seem to anyone one of the simplest way to locate products, however it is one of the most complex ones.
Why the right type of racking can assist warehouse & logistics managers
Supplier news
10/08/16 - While the function of a material handling storage system designed to store materials on pallets may be similar among warehouse
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Editorial
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Secomak air knives for drying, cooling, dust removal - power
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High velocity industrial fan
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SkyBlade HVLS fans turn workshop into paradise
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Active Air Rentals Corporate Video
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