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15th July 2019

What is a Forklift?

A forklift is a heavy-duty powered vehicle that is used to lift and move materials over short distances. Forklifts were invented in 1906, and have been used on sites around the world, where they’ve become a staple for most warehouse and factory operations. The machinery is named after their forklike prongs, which slide under a load to pick it up. Forklifts vary in load capacity and power supply, with some powered by LPG gas and petrol, diesel, and even electricity. Forklifts are a small vehicle with a rear-wheel drive and a raisable fork at the front, where cargo and materials can be placed for transport. The ability to vertically lift and lower the forks by the operator is achieved through a lever that controls pressure within the machine’s hydraulic cylinders. On the technical side of things, forklifts are powered by two intertwining mechanisms, hydraulic cylinders and roller chain pulleys, which utilise pressure to raise and lower cargo on the forks.As different industries have started to use them over the years, forklifts have been customised to carry different materials and traverse different ground materials. Now forklifts are used to move shipping containers and transport construction materials on infrastructure projects as well as their normal warehouse uses. Forklifts for hire are an extremely popular machine, both for wet and dry hire, as their ability to lift and move large quantities and weights of material in small spaces is special to them alone.

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18th December 2019

Downer, CPB Contractors Sign $1.25b Contract for METRONET Project

The latest METRONET construction contract has been awarded to NEWest Alliance - a collaboration of CPB Contractors and Downer. The $1.25 billion contract signed yesterday will extend Perth’s rail network 32 kilometres and is the biggest passenger rail expansion in Western Australia since the Mandurah Line’s 70km contract in 2004. The NEWest alliance will construct the Thornlie-Cockburn link and Yanchep Rail extension, with both projects expected to support more than 3,000 jobs. The funding comes from a bundled contract arrangement by the Australian and Western Australian State governments.

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2nd November 2018

Rio Tinto delivers huge for Western Australia, $27 billion and 47,400 jobs!

An independent analysis has shown that Rio Tinto injected $27.3 billion into the West Australian economy, along with 13,000 direct jobs and 47,400 indirect full-time jobs across the State.

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