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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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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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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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Warehouse Selective Pallet Racking
Colby Storage Solutions
Selective pallet racking is adaptable to your requirements, has easy access to all pallets all the time and is an economical choice.
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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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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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Self contained pasteurisers for small batch testing
Hipex
Pasteurisation systems break off undesired micro organisms and fibres from a product ensuring it is ready to be safely sold
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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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Corrosion Resistant Roller Chains Deliver Excellent Durability
APMS Australian Production Line Maintenance Services
APMS provide roller chains that can withstand the demands of highly corrosive environments
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Cog-Veyor Sprocket Driven Hygienic Conveyor Belting
Rydell Beltech Pty Ltd
Cog-Veyor - The clean belt alternative for heavy duty areas
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Case & Tote Conveyors (Package Co​nveyors)​
Dematic
We provide all types of conveyor systems for assembly, manufacturing and distribution applications.
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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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Powder and Granular Feeders
WAM Australia
Micro-Batch Feeders allow for all types of material to pass through
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Kennards Hire
Kennards Hire specialise in the following: Access, Air compressors, Air Tools, Automotive, Brick and Paving, Cleaning, Compaction, Concrete, Coolers, Fans and Heaters, Earthmoving, Electric Tools, Entertaining, Fastening, Floor Care, Generators, Hammers, ...
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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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Treotham
Drag chain - cable/energy chain, flexible conduit, nylon conduit, multipin connectors industrial type from 10A-35A. Treotham offers a number of products including the Igus Energy Chain Systems.
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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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Australian Pump Industries
Australian Pump Industries provide first class products and support in pump and cleaning products. Their product range includes a vast range of pumps, cleaning equipment, hydrostatic testers, ag spray and total defense support. Based in Baulkham Hills, ...
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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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Australian Elevator Association
The Australian Elevator Association (AEA) represents the lift, moving footway and escalator industry in Australia.
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By Type
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.
Gareth Vines with the award
Supplier news
16/07/17 - Kennards Hire won the prestigious Variety International Corporate Award for their philanthropic activities in South Australia.
Angus Kennard (R) and Theo Triantafillides with a Sydney FC player
Supplier news
13/07/17 - Kennards Hire has signed on as the Premium Partner of Australia’s premier football club, Sydney FC for the first time.
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.
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
Ri360-QR20 Miniture Encoder for Mobile Equipment
Ri360-QR20 Miniture Encoder for Mobile Equipment
Turck Australia

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