PDF iconPSR_PowerTALK_March2019.pdf

Production of Rough Terrain Forklifts in the U.S. this year is expected to be about 14,400 units, according to Carol Turner, PSR Senior Analyst, Global Operations. Her report is one of the Top Stories in the March 2019 issue of the PSR PowerTALK newsletter.

Other stories include a report on the 2019 Moscow Boat Show, a report on Q4 2018 gen-set sales in North America as part of PSR's quarterly PowerTRACKER proprietary survey, plus stories from Asia, India, South America and Europe.


  • Rough Terrain Forklifts
  • EGSA Conference Report
  • NA Gen-Set Sales
  • Argentina LV Production Drops
  • Columbia LV Sales Forecast
  • China Boosts Methanol Use
  • Deutz Posts Strong Earnings
  • Kawasaki Completes India Plant
  • Doosan Wins Contracts
  • Indonesia Backs EVs
  • India Plans Tariffs
  • India Car Sales Decline
  • Moscow Boat Show Report
  • Russia Electric Car Market
  • Japanese Trucks in Moscow



PDF iconPSR_PowerTALK_February-2019.pdf

The February 2019 issue of PowerTALK includes information on Ford's plans to shut down its truck business in Brazil, a report on global Snowmobile production, and a 2019 economic forecast for North America.

Here are other Top Stories in this issue of PowerTALK:

  • Brazil Off-Hwy. Sales Up 13%
  • Michelin Expands in Brazil
  • Brazil Investment Growth
  • Beijing To Implement NS6b Rule
  • Kia Expands in India
  • SE Asia Auto Sales Soar
  • India Expands EV Measures
  • Chetra Builds Deere Components
  • VW Ups Russia Investment



PDF iconPSR_PowerTALK_29_Jan_2019.R2.pdf

The January 2019 issue of PowerTALK includes a report on Vietnam's auto industry. This is the first of occassional reports on Vietnam business conditions that will be available in PowerTALK.

Here are other Top Stories in this issue of PowerTALK:

• Locomotive Production
• Truck Production Climbs
• Beijing To Add 5G for Vehicles
• GM May Leave SA
• Boot Show Sees Strong 2019
• Vietnam Pushes Auto Industry
• Ford May Close Russia Plants
• Hyundai To Open EV Plant
• Kubota Invests in Automation



PDF iconPSR_PowerTALK_December_2018.pdf

Two of China's giant OEMs have completed a JV agreement. At the same time, Honda announced it will build the PCX electric scooter, and Russia now is testing autonomous vehicles for its public transportation system.

You'll find this and more in the December issue of PowerTALK, the monthly report of global news and analysis from Power Systems Research.

Here are the top stories in this issue:

  • Light Tower Production
  • 2018 India Auto Report
  • European Demand For Aerial Lifts Grows
  • Brazil Truck Sales Climb
  • Power Gen International Show Report


PDF iconPowerTALK_November 2018.pdf

Global truck production dropped in Q3 2018, according to the Power Systems Research(PSR) Truck Production Index (PSR-TPI). You'll find the details in the November issue of PowerTALK, the monthly world news and analysis report from PSR. You'll find lots of other news as well, including detailed reports from the show floors of EICMA (the international motorcycle show in Milan) and GIE+Expo, the lawn and garden show held in Louisville, KY.

Top Stories

  • US Snowblower Production
  • Global Truck Production
  • Batteries Power GIE+Expo
  • Positive Signs in Brazil
  • Electrics Popular at EICMA
  • China Launches CN-6
  • Isuzu Autonomous Partnership
  • Korea Invests Abroad
  • TATA Posts Sales Increase
  • Ford Russia JV Supplies Europe



PDF iconPSR_PowerTALK_October_2018.pdf

The big news in the October issue of PowerTALK, the source global news and analysis about power equipment, covers automation, electrification, and alternative fuels. Automated mining trucks in Brazil, vehicles powered by alternative fuels in India, electrification of off-highway equipment, and new diesels from Weichai in China.

Here the top stories in the October 2018 issue of PowerTALK:

  • Data Point: 2018 NA Combine Production: 7600
  • Electrification Goes Off-Road
  • NA Economic Forecast Is Positive
  • Automated Mining Trucks in Brazil
  • Weichai Shows 6b Diesel
  • VW Group Performs
  • Piaggio Banks on Alternative Fuels
  • Russia Plans China Car JV


PSR_PowerTALK_September 2018.pdf

PDF iconPSR_PowerTALK_September 2018.pdf

It's uncertain whether or not all the talk of international trade wars will turn into economic wars, but so far that doesn't seem to be the case. The September 2018 issue of the PowerTALK report contains a discussion of this important issue as part of a Q3 2018 analysis of the global economic picture. This issue also contains information on costs of diesel power vs. battery power, a report on the Cannes Yachting Show, and an analysis of the new axle regulation in India.

Here are more top stories in the September 2018 issue of the PowerTALK report:

  • NA Grader Production
  • Mercedes Expands Exports from Brazil
  • Major Consolidation at Weichai Power, CNHTC
  • Mahindra Pickup To Be Assembled in Russia



PDF iconPowerTALK_August_2018.pdf

Here is the August 2018 issue of PowerTALK, the monthly report produced by Power Systems Research analysts around the world. 

This issue features an economic forecast for North America, a report on this year's Tiller production in North America, and information on several important events coming up in September.

There also are several reports on alternative power equipment including introductions in China, India, Brazil and Moscow. Akihiro Komuro's report about a new company based in Germany describes its plans to offer a hydrogen conversion package for diesel-powered equipment. 

Here are some of the other top stories in this issue.

  • Battery Show Notes
  • EU M/C Market Recovers
  • EU Priority: Stimulate Investment
  • Harley Targets Asia
  • Tractor Plant Takeover



PSR PowerTALK July 2018.pdf

PDF iconPSR PowerTALK July 2018.pdf

Read the July 2018 issue of the PowerTALK newsletter from Power Systems Research. You'll find a report on Q2 2018 global truck production as well as a global economic forecast. 

Here are the Top Stories in this issue of PowerTALK:

  • PSR-sponsored Experimental Vehicle
  • Global Truck Production Climbs 12.4%
  • Aerial Lift Production Is Flat
  • Global Economies Are Solid
  • Ford To Build in Brazil
  • China Plans Diesel NS 6
  • Can Deutz Continue Pace?
  • Europe Getting Better & Better
  • Connected Trucks Get Boost in Japan



PDF iconPowerTALK_June2018.pdf

Two very important stories in the June 2018 issue of PowerTALK: An analysis of the 10-day truck strike in Brazil by Fabio Ferraresi, PSR South America, and a report on the European pleasure boat market by Natasa Mulahalilovic, PSR Europe.

Here are the other top stories in the June 2018 issue of PowerTALK:

  • Poland Pushes EVs
  • Russia Drone Trucks
  • Nissan Focuses on EV
  • Kia-India Expands
  • Data Point: Crawlers
  • INTERMAT Asia Shows
  • Polaris Boat Acquisition



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