NY128 - Identifying Opportunities for the Improvement of Material Handling and Production Efficiency

This 1991-94 study looked at opportunities to improve the transport and handling of nursery plants. It recommended an Australian Standard Size for plant transport trolleys, a set of structural and operational criteria which plant transport trolley should meet and a national trolley interchange system to improve the efficiency of plant transport. It also produced a video showing current nursery mechanisation trends in Europe, the US and Australia. This report contains details of nursery equipment suppliers in Australia and overseas.