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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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Sensors and Laser Measurement Technology for Materials Handling Equipment from SICK
SICK Pty Ltd
Laser Measuring Equipment from SICK is suitable for all materials handling applications
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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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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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PBLT2 and PBLTX Submersible Level Transmitters are manufactured for years o
Dwyer Instruments
Dwyer Level Switches, Level Transmitters and Level Indicators are weather resistant, can be used across industries and are low priced.
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Pallet Racking Systems and Drive In Pallet Racking Systems from Warehouse by Design
Warehouse By Design
Pallet racking systems designed for warehouse and storage applications
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Dematic​ AMCAP
Dematic
Dematic offers safe, cost-effective, high performance solutions for both manual and automated mixed case palletising.
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Bucket elevators bulk materials handling
WAM Australia
WAM Australia provide RONCUZZI® bucket elevators for variety of materials.
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Heavy Duty Winches from Vector Lifting
Vector Lifting
Heavy Duty Winches designed for manufacturing and industrial applications
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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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Australian standard compliant Eye Wash Equipment, Eyewashes and Portable Eyewash Units
Spill Station Australia
Spill Station's H-P400 self contained emergency eyewash stations are ideal for the safe handling and storage of a range of DGs.
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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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External vibrators are used in conjunction with Peri formwork
Kennards Hire
Equipment hire specialist Kennards Concrete Care introduces a range of high frequency external concrete vibrators for use in construction projects.
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Fully/Semi/Manual Stretch Wrapping Equipment from Optimum Handling Solutions
Optimum Handling Solutions
Stretch wrapping equipment available in manual, semi-automatic and fully automatic models
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Ego Winches
Brevini Australia Pty Ltd
Specifically designed by Brevini Winches to satisfy the needs of companies that manufacture drilling machinery
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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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Aerosol Monitors
TechRentals Pty Ltd
A wide range of Physical Measurement and Non Destructive Test Equipment from TechRentals available for rent or purchase with many applications.
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Complete travel units with wheel loads up to 60,000kg
MHE-Demag Australia
MHE Demag Australia crane wheels & wheel block systems are hardwearing wheels for cranes supporting the movement and stopping of heavily loaded cranes
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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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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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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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AMS Instrumentation and Calibration
AMS Instrumentation and Calibration supply Industrial Instrumentation and Calibration Equipment to all industries. The product range includes Flow, Level and Pressure Meters, Sensors, Panel Instrumentation and Calibration Hardware and Software. AMS Instrumentation ...
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Dual Valves Australasia
Dual Valves Australasia provide slurry and mine water valves across the industrial sector. They work closely with mines, refineries, power stations, consultants, engineers, contractors and municipal utilities. Their products include abrasive slurry ...
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Crane Industry Association of Queensland
The Crane Industry Association of Queensland (CIAQ) is the principal Crane Industry Association in Queensland, with members servicing all sectors of the construction industry and mobile crane hire. CIAQ is recognised by government ...
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TechRentals Pty Ltd
TechRentals offers specialised test and measurement equipment for a wide range of industries. Products offered encompass electrical power measurement and analysis, general industrial applications, physical measurement, radio frequency, environmental ...
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Dwyer Instruments
Dwyer Instruments are a leading manufacturer in the controls and instrumentation industry, they continue to grow and serve major markets including, but not limited to HVAC, Chemical, Food and Beverage, Pharmaceutical, Oil and Gas, Wastewater and Pollution ...
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Tennant
At Tennant, we are passionate about developing innovative solutions to help our customers resolve their cleaning challenges. Our products are designed to sustainably clean spaces with fewer resources and reduced emissions. Our range of scrubbers are ...
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Crane Association of Western Australia
Established in 1989, The Crane Association of WA is a service organisation dedicated to representing companies which own, operate, hire, manufacture and market mobile cranes.
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Signet
Signet is a leading distributor of Packaging, Safety, and Cleaning supplies. Distributing nationally with despatch centres located in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Townsville and Mt Isa. How Signet is helping Australia Compete It’s our ...
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