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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.


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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Magnetic Lagging by MSA
Magnet Sales Australia
Measure up to 2,000 gauss strength HIGHER than pulleys without Magnetic Lagging.
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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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Heavy Duty Winches from Vector Lifting
Vector Lifting
Heavy Duty Winches designed for manufacturing and industrial applications
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Heavy duty railway jacks and train jacks from Vector Lifting
Vector Lifting
Innovative, efficient and safe railway lifting equipment. Includes railway jacks, train jacks,
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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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Heavy duty actuators for harsh and demanding conditions
LINAK Australia
TECHLINE linear actuator systems from LINAK Australia are built to last in the most rugged and rough conditions
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Gas, LPG, Electric and Petrol Forklifts for sale
Adaptalift Hyster
Adaptalift Hyster offers completely new forklifts for sale, available in various models and fuel types
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Drive-In Pallet Racking
Colby Storage Solutions
Drive in pallet racking are affordable pallet storage solutions and are designed to decrease the amount of damage to goods during transit.
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Improving Safety in Your Warehouse
Storage Ideas
Improve critical safety in your warehouse with Storage Ideas Pallet Racking Safety Inspections and Colby Protectarac pallet protection.
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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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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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AMF's Ferrite magnets have a good resistance to demagnetisation and are stable in a range of temperatures
AMF Magnetics
AMF provides powerful and reliable industrial magnets in all shapes and sizes for various industries including aerospace, manufacturing and mining.
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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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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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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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Signet has the right shipping carton for all of your needs
Signet
The full range of cartons for storage and/or shipping of any shape
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Alemlube's oil transfer pumps and kits ensure the transfer of fuel quickly, efficiently and cleanly
Alemlube
Alemlube's oil transfer pumps and kits ensure the transfer of fuel quickly, efficiently and cleanly
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Chain Hoist Crane
Konecranes
Tailoring a crane solution for whatever the need, Konecranes Chain Hoist Cranes are suitable for industrial and specialist 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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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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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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Australian Elevator Association
The Australian Elevator Association (AEA) represents the lift, moving footway and escalator industry in Australia.
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Crane Industry Association of New South Wales
The Crane Industry Association of NSW Inc. is a not for profit organisation that supports the local crane industry in NSW. The Association is recognised by the State government and the public sector as the spokesman on matters affecting both the Mobile ...
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VEGA Australia
VEGA (Australia) is a specialist level and pressure measurement company employing technologies including Radar, Ultrasonic, Guided microwave, Vibration and capitance to provide reliable continuous or point level measurement of liquids ...
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Power Packaging
Power Packaging are specialists in all types of packaging related equipment such as tapes, cardboard boxes, strapping materials, stretch film, as well as packing machines and safety signs. Staffed by packaging experts, Power Packaging also offer service ...
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Instrotech Australia
Instrotech specialises in process control and industrial electronic equipment. We deliver a proven range of instruments to suit analogue, serial, parallel, speed, counting, flow, temperature, pressure, level and weighing applications.
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Gamma Solutions
Gamma Solutions offers advanced mobile data collection solutions. They provide printers, barcode systems, portable terminals, scanners, wireless networks, RFID systems and implementation services.
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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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Metromatics
Metromatics manufacture and provide a range of Sunlight Readable and Industrial LCDs, Single Board Computers, Panel PC, Avionics Cards, Data Acquisition Systems, Telemetry Equipment, Automatic Test Equipment, Pressure Sensors, Force Transducers, Accelerometers, ...
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Positioning technology for trackable pallets
Editorial
16/10/16 - Nikken Lease’s new trackable pallet, Transeeker is utilising positioning and cellular technologies from Swis-based specialist u-blox
CeBIT expanding drone showcase
Editorial
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
Editorial
27/09/16 - Caterpillar has unveiled new longwall armoured face conveyor high-torque drive systems at MINExpo.
 Pilotless drones for sorting centre
Editorial
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
Editorial
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
Editorial
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
Supplier news
30/08/16 - Measurement Rentals has introduced the Keysight AC6803A AC Power Source, 2000 VAm 270 V, 10 A to their extensive test and measurement rental fleet.
Maintenance Management and safety in The Workplace
Editorial
21/08/16 - An unmaintained piece of equipment is a dangerous one.
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
Why the right type of racking can assist warehouse & logistics managers
Editorial
04/08/16 - While the function of a material handling storage system designed to store materials on pallets may be similar among warehouse and logistics operators
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IMPACT TEST/TEMP FENCING – AS 4687
IMPACT TEST/TEMP FENCING – AS 4687
The Australian Trellis Door Company
Pull Test
Pull Test
The Australian Trellis Door Company
CLIMBING TEST/TEMP FENCING
CLIMBING TEST/TEMP FENCING
The Australian Trellis Door Company
COMPLIANCE WITH D1/D2 OF THE BCA – EMERGENCY EGRESS
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WIND OVERTURN TEST/TEMP FENCING – AS 4687
The Australian Trellis Door Company
MOBILE SECURITY BARRIER
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The Australian Trellis Door Company
PORTABLE SECURITY GATES
PORTABLE SECURITY GATES
The Australian Trellis Door Company
Risk Assessment
Risk Assessment
The Australian Trellis Door Company
Mettler-Toledo
Mettler-Toledo
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Secomak air knives for drying, cooling, dust removal - power
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Hurll Nu-Way

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