Big lift numbers still going up

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This year appears to have been another good one for big truck suppliers and at the time of writing order books seem to be fairly healthy all...

Indonesian ports on offer?

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Private investors are being sought for four public private partnership port projects. At an infrastructure summit in Jakarta last month, Ind...

Strong demand fuels innovation

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Buoyant demand for heavy FLTs and reach stackers is encouraging manufacturers to develop and extend their product ranges. Hyster, for instan...

Outlook still good…but less so?

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Based on estimates made near the end of September, the market for reach stackers this year is expected to top 800, with an error margin of ...

Barge ahead with reach stackers

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Osprey Line’s new negative lift reach stacker from Fantuzzi, supplied through Mi-Jack Products, Inc, is believed to be a “first” for t...

Setting standards with big trucks

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Several big truck OEMs are moving quickly to standardise on engines that meet the American EPA Tier 2 and European Stage 2 emission regulati...

More big trucks catch the Bus

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There may be nothing spectacular happening in the big lift truck/reach stacker industry just now, but in the prevailing "buyer's market" sup...

Uplifting designs for niche areas

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While reach stackers continue to attract customers looking to expand their intermodal handling capabilities, masted lift trucks maintain the...

Cargo handling round-up

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Although some industry observers predicted that SMV would struggle against competition from fellow Swedish manufacturers Kalmar and Svetruck...