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More zero-turn-radius mowers get safer steering

November 18, 2017

Consumer Reports has been singing the praises of steering wheels on zero-turn-radius riding mowers since outdoor power-equipment manufacturer MTD first introduced them five years ago for select Cub Cadet and Troy-Bilt riders. But now another company, Toro, has gotten into the act with models of its own that dispense with the mowers' usual tiller bars and lightweight casters. The 42-inch Toro TimeCutter SW4200 74784, $2,900, is one of two models...

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Global Automated Material Handling Equipment Market 2017

November 16, 2017

The research study on “Global Automated Material Handling Equipment Market” speaks about fresh industry data and advanced future trends, Automated Material Handling Equipment ruling vendors, forecasts, analysis and discussion of trade facts, Automated Material Handling Equipment market size, evaluation of market share which gives a proper understanding of overall Automated Material Handling Equipment Industry. The report allows consumers to identify the Automated Material Handling Equipment market by applications, types, manufacturers...

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Pallet trucks look to the future

November 14, 2017

Walk into any warehouse, distribution center, retail stockroom, grocery store, or transportation operation and you're sure to see pallet jacks and pallet trucks. These ubiquitous pieces of equipment are typically used for moving pallets over long distances as well as into and out of trailers and low-level storage. They include manual versions—essentially a pull handle and forks on wheels—and electric-powered walk-behind trucks ("walkies") and operator-aboard walkie/riders. These warehouse stalwarts have...

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Carbon-fiber composite wheelchair casters function like airplane landing gear

November 11, 2017

Great ideas come to people in unsuspecting ways. In 1997, Mark Chelgren had a chance encounter with a quadriplegic rugby team. A late night discussion about their wheelchairs led him to develop an alternative to the traditional rigid casters used for the front wheels, and Frog Legs Inc. was born. The Ottumwa, Iowa–based company specializes in precision built, impact-absorbing products for wheelchair suspensions. Recently, Chelgren decided he wanted to switch...

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New Report of United States Industrial Caster Wheels Market Share, Growth

November 9, 2017

United States Industrial Caster Wheels Market Report provides an analytical assessment of the prime challenges faced by this Market currently and in the coming years, which helps Market participants in understanding the problems they may face while operating in this Market over a longer period of time. In this report, the United States Industrial Caster Wheels Market value in 2016 and expected value by the end of 2022 along growth...

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Composites comfort wheelchair travellers

November 7, 2017

Disabled people who require wheelchairs for mobility typically feel every bump in the road. As their chairs encounter obstacles others might consider insignificant — cracks and uneven surfaces — they experience jolts that can cause fatigue and, for some riders, cause pain that requires medication. The rough ride, according to Frog Legs Inc. (Ottumwa, IA, US), is traceable primarily to the wheelchair’s front casters. Founded in 1997 by Mark Chelgren,...

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TOYOTA INTRODUCES ENTRY-LEVEL AC-POWERED WALKIE

October 21, 2017

Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc. (TMHU) recently launched a new AC-powered walkie pallet jack under the brand Tora-Max. The 4,000-pound lift capacity walkie, built for customers in search of an entry-level walkie, provides a simple solution and solid performance. The Tora-Max walkie has a target delivery time of four weeks or less and retails for $2,999. The new product serves small businesses and hand pallet truck users who are ready...

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Industrial Wheels Market Global Insights and Trends 2017 to 2022

October 19, 2017

Global Industrial Wheels Market Research Report 2017 to 2022 provides a unique tool for evaluating the market, highlighting opportunities, and supporting strategic and tactical decision-making. This report recognizes that in this rapidly-evolving and competitive environment, up-to-date marketing information is essential to monitor performance and make critical decisions for growth and profitability. It provides information on trends and developments, and focuses on markets and materials, capacities and technologies, and on the...

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New Seegrid Offering Puts Self-Driving Vehicles in the Supply Chain

October 17, 2017

Automation in the supply chain increases efficiency, reduces costs, and decreases errors. Today, Seegrid, which makes connected self-driving vehicles for materials handling, has announced the GP8 Series 6 self-driving pallet truck. The truck is fully automated to pick up, move, and drop off materials without human intervention. The trucks can run without human intervention on a 24/7 basis. “The biggest feature request from our customer base in manufacturing, distribution, and...

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Clinton Twp. man wins national award for invention

October 14, 2017

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Thomas Francis is a Vietnam veteran who wants to make life easier for people near and far. The 68-year-old Clinton Township resident received a gold medal at InventHelp’s INPEX — America’s largest invention trade show — in June in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, for his Shark Tooth Edger invention. It was part of the lawn-garden category. Awards were presented in 45 individual categories. Francis’ lawnmower attachment is simple: An...

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