All Materials Handling Articles

Caterpillar introduces new telehandler at World of Concrete
Caterpillar unveiled its newest telehandler at World of Concrete 2012 - the TL1255C. The machine is the largest in the company’s C Series range, featuring a maximum lift capacity of 12,000 pounds and a maximum lift height of 54.3 feet.
Terex AWP to unveil new prototype telehandler at The Rental Show
Terex Aerial Work Platforms (AWP) will unveil a new telehandler prototype at The Rental Show, Feb. 5-8, in New Orleans, LA. The 8,000-pound capacity Genie GTH-844B will be available for purchase in the fourth quarter of 2012.
New telehandlers under the IRN spotlight
The telehandler is one of the products most exposed to the house building market in Europe and North America, and in recent years has been severely depressed as a result. However, as IRN reports, manufacturers are preparing for the upturn in demand with new and improved machines in all sizes.
TMHNA announces management changes
Toyota Material Handling North America (TMHNA) has announced the expansion of its executive team in an effort to "further strengthen the North American regional operations and distribution channels" of the two respected brands it represents: Toyota and Raymond.
Gehl and Mustang telehandlers receive Tier IV engine upgrades
Gehl's RS5-19 telehandler has received an engine upgrade, along with Mustang's 519 telehandler. Both brands fall under the Manitou Group. The EPA certified Interim Tier IV Yanmar 68 hp (50.7 kW) naturally-aspirated engine "provides the power needed for demanding jobsites, while providing reduced fuel consumption," the company said. The upgraded Interim Tier IV engine meets the latest emissions standards.
French renter Bleu Blanc invests in JCB handlers
French rental company Bleu Blanc has taken delivery of 20 new JCB Loadall telehandlers, including ten 535-140 models, nine 540-170s and one 535-95.
Alastair Robertson to sell HH-Intellitech units in North America
Alastair Robertson, owner of US aerial platform sales company Universal Equipment, has formed a new company to sell HH-Intellitech’s material handling units in North America.
Manulift receives Merlo order
Canadian importer of Italian-built Merlo telehandlers, Manulift EMI, has received 25 new Merlo telehandlers, including nine Merlo Compact 25.6 units.
Telehandlers in the green zone: how will Tier IV and Stage IIB affect the telehandler market.
As the Tier IV and Stage IIIB regulations start to affect the access industry starting with telehandlers and very big booms, Maria Hadlow reports on how it is affecting the manufacturers and their customers.
Toyota Industrial Equipment Mfg., Inc. appoints new president
Toyota has announced Toyota Industrial Equipment Mfg., Inc. (TIEM) appointed a new president - Toshiya Yamagishi. Yamagishi is now president of TIEM, as well as president of Toyota Industries North America, Inc.; vice chairman of Toyota Material Handling North America (TMHNA) of Columbus, IN; and serves on the board of directors for Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc. (TMHU) of Irvine, CA.
Dallas Dakin discusses how fork extensions can be used safely
Dallas Dakin discusses how fork extensions can be used safely
American telehandler rental fleets 10% smaller than two years ago
ALH's annual listing of North America's largest telehandler-owning rental fleets shows stability.
Material lift sector gets Smart new player
Steve Citron, a name well known in the US rental industry from his days with Terex/Genie, Haulotte/Bil-jax and MEC Aerial Platforms, is starting afresh with a new company making material lifts.
AUSA to extend telehandler range at Smopyc exhibition
AUSA will expand its Taurulift range of telehandlers at the Smopyc exhibition in Zaragoza, Spain, with the launch of two new models.
Bobcat debuts V619 telehandler at ConExpo
Bobcat introduced a new telehandler to its line at ConExpo, the VersaHandler TTC V619. The compact handler has a 6,613-pound rated load capacity, a 19.6-foot lifting height and comes in at 91-inches wide and 94-inches high.
Manitou announces new equipment, group initiatives
Improved market conditions have confirmed a recovery has begun in North America, said Manitou Americas said on the first day of ConExpo. "We're coming back into the black," said Dan Miller, president of Manitou Group's compact equipment division.
Manitou introduces new compact telehandler
Manitou has introduced the MLT 625 compact telehandler.
New telehandlers from Manitou
Two new products in the telehandler range were being shown by Manitou at the Samoter exhibition the MRT 2150 Privaledge hybrid diesel/electric machine and the re-engineered MT 1840.
Merlo's hybrid grows in power
Alongside a wide selection of its product range Merlo was demonstarating the latest version of its hybrid telehandler in one of the demonstration areas at Samoter. The hybrid unit takes a standard Merlo Turbofarmer P 41.7 with a 103 kW engine and fits a new hybrid power unit comprising a 55 kW Kubota engine and a 49 kWhp motor/generator fed by a Lithium Ion battery pack.
UK construction industry launches telehandler 'safe use' guide
A guide to the safe use of telehandlers in construction has been launched in the UK by the Strategic Forum Plant Safety Group, an industry group charged with providing industry advice on the use of equipment in the UK’s construction sector.
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