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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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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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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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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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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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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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Conveyor Systems
Colby Storage Solutions
Conveyors to improve the good receipt, order fulfilment and despatch processes in distribution centres
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Pallet dispensers from Optimum Handling Solutions
Optimum Handling Solutions
Materials handling equipment can help decrease injury and fatigue in the workplace
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Stripwound Hose
RADCOFLEX Australia
RADCOFLEX manufactures a complete range of stripwound flexible metal hoses in galvanised and stainless steels
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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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Modular Conveyor Systems, Container Conveyors, Gravity Roller Conveyors
Optimum Handling Solutions
Conveyor systems from Optimum Handling Solutions have adjustable heights and available in various widths
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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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Robust and Reliable Magnetic Lifters from AMF Magnetics
AMF Magnetics
Magnetic lifters from AMF Magnetics are a strong and effective alternative to traditional lifting equipment.
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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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Colby Longspan Shelving from Warehouse by Design provides you with best advice and quality products tailored to your individual needs
Warehouse By Design
Longspan Shelving is a strong and versatile storage system with a multitude of uses.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Mettler Toledo
METTLER TOLEDO has a wide range of products ranging from instruments for quality control and laboratory applications to industrial weighing and logistics solutions. Products include scales, balances, pH meters, pipettes, product inspection equipment, ...
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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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A&D Australasia Pty Ltd
A&D have an extensive range of measurement products and a skilled local team for automation, system design & integration projects. Our Japanese engineered range includes In-line Checkweighers, Metal Detectors, Precision Balances, Viscosity & Moisture ...
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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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DMF International
DMF International provide doors for climate and security control, including flexible PVC strip curtains, Swingflex swing doors, impact traffic doors, dock levellers, rapid auto roll doors, and Efaflex High Speed doors, Visiflex Strip Doors and Modular ...
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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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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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Uprox I/O-Link: Inductive Factor 1 Sensors
Uprox I/O-Link: Inductive Factor 1 Sensors
Turck Australia
Field Logic Controller
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Turck Australia
M08 Sensor Series
M08 Sensor Series
Turck Australia
WheelieSafe Bin Handling System
An innovative trolley handling up to four wheelie bins at once, with ease and safety.
WheelieSafe Pty Ltd
EcoMESH®
Ecomesh Adiabatic Pre-Cooling for Air-cooled chillers
SBH Solutions Australia
Wheelie Safe
Wheelie Safe
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Jemmy 1
Jemmy 1
The Australian Trellis Door Company
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CLIMBING TEST/TEMP FENCING
The Australian Trellis Door Company
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The Australian Trellis Door Company
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The Australian Trellis Door Company
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The Australian Trellis Door Company

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