Wood and Lumber

A traditional industry embracing future technologies


Transform your greatest challenges into opportunities

Large stacks of timber logs sit in front of a bridge.

Load variation

Loose logs, raw and finished wood products vary significantly in type, shape, size and weight presenting particular handling challenges.

Handling load variety with minimum risk of damage.

  • Power pile slope carriage offer increased tilting capability of +/-4o
  • Simultaneous fork positioning to help stabilise loose loads.
  • Levelling forks offer a height adjustment of +/-100mm.

A wide range of attachments help combat rough terrain and stability issues. A capable truck with the right configuration and correct front-end attachment is the solution.

High capacity trucks


Alternative fuel solutions are being driven by customer demand to support environment and sustainability.

Desire for greater sustainability.

  • Increased emphasis on emission reduction and green initiatives
  • Reliable, affordable and clean energy access is a key to achieving ambitious CO2 emission cuts
  • Two main technological pathways for CO2 reduction; smart usage of CO2 and direct CO2 avoidance

Increased usage of more capable electric trucks and alternative power solutions reduces environmental impact.

Power Solutions
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Object and pedestrian detection

Running safe operations is a top priority in all stages of the wood industry supply chain.

Advanced technology and systems can help mitigate incidents occurring.

  • Lighting systems mark the way
  • Sensor systems assist the driver with spatial awareness.
  • Telematics systems record and report activity in real time.

Improving awareness of fork lift truck drivers, and pedestrians working nearby, may help reduce incidents. Telematics system can aid in providing best practice operations.

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Dominate and excel with game changing solutions.

Embracing new technologies across the entire wood industry lifecycle.

Proven Approaches

Proven approaches to increase productivity.

Innovations to help reduce downtime and improve safety - ultimately lowering your operating costs.

Operator Assist Systems

As demand grows in materials handling operations and loads become more varied, the risk of damage to trucks, loads and infrastructure can increase, resulting in extra costs, additional maintenance and increased downtime.

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The importance of extracting actionable insights from forklift truck telematics to improve efficiency and protect the bottom line.

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Forklifts play an important role in planning operations at MM-Wood in Finland.

MM-Wood focuses on planing and strength grading sawn timber as a contractual partner of Hartman Iron Ltd and JPJ-Wood Oy which is situated adjacent to the planning mill.

Wood Wholesaler Holz-Tusche Depends on Cost-Effective Hyster® Trucks

For more than 30 years, wood wholesaler Holz Tusche has been using Hyster® forklift trucks. Not only because purchasing and maintaining the trucks is cost-effective, but also due to the trucks’ robustness and durability.

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