Forklifts have been a mainstay of warehouses and manufacturing facilities for decades. Lately, though, you may have found yourself wondering if it’s time to update with equipment tugs. You’ve heard about the improved efficiency they offer, but are they really worth the investment?

Equipment tugs can definitely add value to your operation, and many of the benefits may be ones you never even realized. Here are some questions to ask about your material handling needs that will demonstrate specific improvements tugs can provide.

  • Are you finding your inventories slowly increasing? Lift trucks work better with full cases and pallets, which results in excess inventory stacked in the aisles. Tugs allow you to replenish materials as needed, keeping inventories lean and floors and aisles clear.
  • Are your customers ordering in smaller quantities? Tugs offer a great solution for split-case and direct-to-consumer picking.
  • Are you seeing a lot of forklift accidents and workman’s comp claims? On-site safety is enhanced with the use of tugs. Their smaller size makes them less obtrusive on the work floor and they’re equipped with safety features such as alarms and power-stops. In addition, tugs are ergonomically engineered for maximum ease of operation.
  • Does the work flow frequently become slowed down by bottlenecks? Easy maneuverability of tugs means a smoother flow of materials throughout your facility.

Whatever application you require, DJ Products has your solution. We offer a wide variety of tugs for warehouses, manufacturing plants, containers, automobiles and aircraft. Call 800.686.2651 to speak to one of our Sales Engineers.

MHEDA Convention For 2014 What To Expect?

  • Monday, 03 February 2014 18:00
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What qualities does it take to provide SUPERHERO LEADERSHIP in today’s material handling industry? Get the answers to this question and many more at the 2014 MHEDA Convention being held at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel in Orlando, FL from May 3-7.

This year marks the 59th occasion of the annual event, which brings hundreds of industry professionals together for four days of education and networking opportunities. The theme for this event is uncovering your own Superhero Leadership qualities in order to strengthen your people management skills.

The convention officially opens on Monday with a keynote address by Medal of Honor winner Sal Giunta, who will illustrate The Importance of Teamwork, Sacrifice and Leadership with stories of his experience as a patrol leader in Afghanistan. Activities for the rest of the day includes an exhibitors’ showcase and a series of roundtable discussions centered on the most compelling challenges and opportunities facing the industry today.

Tuesday’s schedule is jam-packed with a variety of workshops offering real-world strategies and tips to address your most pressing concerns. Topics range from Best-in-Class Contractor Management to Revenue Drivers to Increase Your Profitability. You won’t want to miss Rebooting Leadership: Managing Employees in the New Workplace which ties in perfectly with the convention’s main theme.

It won’t be all work and no play during this event. Saturday and Sunday will feature a variety of social activities for both you and your spouse. Enjoy the attractions of the Orlando area while getting a valuable chance to network.

DJ Products is proud to be part of this vital and energetic industry. Contact our Sales Engineers at 800.686.2651 to learn more about our quality material handling solutions.

Highlighting the Yard Dog

  • Monday, 27 January 2014 12:00
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There was a time when there were only two options for moving OTR trailers, tanks and other heavy equipment. You could use boxy, light duty forklifts and cumbersome yard dogs or pay a hefty price for better quality walk-behind movers. Today our Powered Trailer Dolly combines performance and value to solve all your heavy-material handling issues.

This multi-purpose unit works for horse trailers, boats, RVs and any other equipment trailers that require lifting on one end before maneuvering. Its 36-volt motor and hydraulic lift kit enable it to handle tongue weights between 5,000 and 15,000 pounds.

Operator safety is a key factor in the designer of our trailer dolly. The ergonomically sound variable speed twist grip prevents carpal tunnel and there’s a easily accessible safety stop switch in case of emergency. Reducing the effort needed for your employees to transport heavy trailers results in fewer injuries and less time missed on the job. There’s no special training needed to operate the dolly, meaning any of your associates can easily work with them.

Major trailer manufacturers such as Wabash National Corporation and Great Dane have successfully incorporated our trailer dolly into their operations for greater efficiency and improved flexibility. With an assortment of optional features like king pin attachments for fifth-wheel trailers, it can be modified and customized to suit all your needs.

The Powered Trailer Dolly is just one solution in the comprehensive line of material handlers from DJ Products. They suit applications from hospitals and hotels to automobiles and aircraft. Our Sales Engineers can answer all your questions at 800.686.2651.

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