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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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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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Conveyor Systems and Order Picking Applications Designed to Streamline Order Picking Processes
Storage Ideas
Order Picking Applications and Conveyors for use in bulk breaking, item selection and quantity selection.
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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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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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Conveyor Systems
Colby Storage Solutions
Conveyors to improve the good receipt, order fulfilment and despatch processes in distribution centres
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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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Mobile Scissor Lifts from Optimum Handling Solutions
Optimum Handling Solutions
Scissor lifts for packaging and palletising. Available in electric hydraulic, static spring and mobile models
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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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Fork Stackers for safe and efficient lifting
Richmond Wheels and Castors
Richmond's range of loading equipment makes materials handling safer and more efficient
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VEGAMIP Microwave Switch for Level detection
VEGA Australia
VEGAMIP 61 microwave switches or barriers are sturdy, immune to grime build up and are consistently dependable even in intense process conditions.
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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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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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Accurate detection of products on a conveyor ensure a high quality finish and satisfied customers
SICK Pty Ltd
High quality sensor technology that integrates into food production lines to ensure improved performance and output while reducing costs.
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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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Compressed air optimisation tools
Compressed Air Australia
EXAIR air optimisation products from Compressed Air Australia helps businesses save on compressed air consumption and waste
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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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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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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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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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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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Sushi Machines
We have owned and operated several sushi retail stores and were a wholesale supplier to more than 300 outlets including food services companies such as Sodexho, Delarware North and Spotless. Under the brand JAS Sushi, we have also run Kaiten Sushi (conveyor ...
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Brevini Australia Pty Ltd
Brevini Australia manufacture power transmission units and supply a number of gearboxes, winches, ancillaries, modules housings, shafting bearings and a number of other related products and services. With the head office in Sydney, Brevini operate ...
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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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Testsafe Australia
TestSafe Australia is an internationally recognised testing, certification, research and investigation facility. It is the largest of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere and is one of a small number of  such facilities worldwide offering benchmarked ...
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PT Hydraulics Australia
PT Hydraulics Australia provide a range of solutions to Australian Industry. We supply market leading industrial hydraulics and our product range extends to include the emergency and safety industries, with hydraulic rescue tools such as hydraulic cutters, ...
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A Plus Plastics
Market leaders in the design, mould production and manufacture of plastic injection moulded and CNC engineered components. With over 34 years of plastic manufacturing and custom moulding experience, A Plus Plastics are certainly the experts of their ...
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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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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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Editorial
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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
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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
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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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