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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.

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Air skates help move heavy loads across smooth surfaces on a cushion of air (Photo credit: Paul K Robbins/MONDE Photo)
Supplier news
01/08/16 - Kennards Hire Lift & Shift supplied two sets of air skates to KMB Group to help them relocate a 15-tonne thermoforming food packaging machine.
CICA promotes Kennards Hire Lift & Shift as its 2014 platinum sponsor
Supplier news
01/08/16 - Kennards Lift & Shift has been announced by the Crane Industry Council of Australia as the prestigious Platinum Sponsor for the CICA 2014 Conference.
The cordless technology eliminates issues concerning the air hose length on standard pneumatic pendants
Supplier news
01/08/16 - Kennards Lift & Shift and Pacific Hoists have collaborated to offer the Australian materials handling industry its first cordless air hoist.
Kennards Hire’s conveyors were used to remove rock from a manmade lake
Supplier news
01/08/16 - Kennards Hire supplied five 6-metre conveyor belts to remove 110m³ of rock from a 600m² manmade lake at a waterfront apartment complex.
New capstan winch from Kennards Lift & Shift helps roll out the NBN
Supplier news
01/08/16 - Custom designed capstan winches from Kennards Lift & Shift are being used to lay optic fibre cables for the prestigious National Broadband Network.
Floating on air with AeroGo air casters from Kennards Lift & Shift
Supplier news
01/08/16 - Kennards Lift & Shift now offers AeroGo air casters for hire.
A Chess Engineering crew uses a Kennards Lift & Shift crane truck at a railway s
Supplier news
01/08/16 - Two tonne tabletop trucks hired from Kennards Lift & Shift have helped Chess Engineering install and modify anti-throw protection screens.
The Commercial Windows team at work in Katoomba
Supplier news
01/08/16 - Kennards Lift & Shift supplied a 500kg capacity, self-propelled glass lifter for the installation of glass panels at the new Blue Mountains
Kennards’ new hire centre at Dandenong
Supplier news
01/08/16 - Kennards Lift & Shift has opened a new equipment hire centre in Melbourne jointly with Kennards Concrete Care.
 Kennards Lift & Shift used to lift Anzac Bridge
Supplier news
01/08/16 - Pneumatic chain hoists, hired from Kennards Lift & Shift, were used to lift the ANZAC Bridge maintenance gantry.
Kennards Lift & Shift supplies vacuum glass lifters for unique glass lifting challenge
Supplier news
01/08/16 - Two recently-introduced 320kg vacuum glass lifters from hire equipment specialist, Kennards Lift & Shift were used as part of an innovative solution.
Thiess John Holland (TJH) used the hydraulic cylinders (inset) while installing bearings on a bridge over the CLEM 7 tunnel
Supplier news
01/08/16 - Kennards Lift & Shift supplied 20 hydraulic cylinders to Thiess John Holland (TJH) for bridge construction work in Brisbane.

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