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Material Handling Solutions Can Prevent Strain

August 27, 2013 By: CartPro Category: ergonomics, Productivity Tips, Products, Safety and Ergonomics

vehicle-pusherSummer is winding down and the season for carnivals and county fairs is also soon to end. Perhaps at the fair this year you saw someone demonstrate great strength or maybe you attempted to swing a heavy hammer to win a prize. These kinds of challenges are fine for summer fairs but this is not the kind of atmosphere you want to create for your employees.

While it may be fun to demonstrate just how strong you are, it can also be dangerous particularly on the job. In an effort to get things done quickly some employees may take on too much. Those who do not have any injuries that are immediately evident may sustain physical damage that will cause problems later on.

When you give your employees the material handling solutions they need, they will be able to get their work done efficiently with little strain:

•A car and vehicle pusher will eliminate the need for anyone to show how tough he or she are in trying to move a stalled vehicle alone.
•An electric tug can push or pull carts or a vehicle down a rail.
•Powered carts eliminate the strain of manually pulling heavy product, parts carts, or wheeled equipment
•Ergonomic electric flatbed carts for hauling medical supplies and records can eliminate numerous trips or a disastrous attempt to pile materials to high on inadequate equipment.
•A carpet mover makes carpet transportation a job for one person.

We offer a variety of different material handling solutions and they can be adapted as needed for your workplace. Call us at 800-686-2651 and one of our Sales Engineers would be happy to advise you.

Improve Warehouse Fulfillment with Powered Tugs

August 06, 2013 By: CartPro Category: fulfillment, Productivity Tips, Products, Warehousing

Employees who work in warehouse fulfillment need to locate items and get them ready to ship, loss and unload items, operate material handling solutions, among other duties. You are probably very aware of what these employees do. Much of their work is physical but it also involves the intellect. They need to check inventory to see that it matches up with purchase orders or packing slips, sometimes they need to count inventory and depending on the system at your workplace, they may need to interact with vendors and customers. At the very least, they need to interact with their fellow employees.

Material handling solutions are not just about saving wear and tear on the body; they also prevent the mind from being too worn out. Out-of-date machines that have to be carefully maneuvered to avoid injury or somehow jerry-rigged so they won’t fall apart can cause a lot of anxiety. If your employees work constantly with the nagging fear that the machines they are using are close to the breaking point this may put them on edge. And if they have been injured on the job but don’t want to tell anyone, the aches and pains they feel will compete with the mental processes they need to go through to get orders fulfilled correctly.

DJ Products offers a host of ergonomic material handling solutions, including powered cart pullers and warehouse tugs to protect body, mind, and worker morale. Feel free to contact one of our Sales Engineers at 800-686-2651 to discuss which of our products would be best suited to your warehouse operations.

A Heavy Duty Cart Mover Gets the Job Done Safely

July 23, 2013 By: CartPro Category: Business Tips, Products, Safety and Ergonomics

You would think that a cart itself would be enough to transport loads that a person cannot carry on his or her own, but when it comes to industry, sometimes even the carts need a little help. This is when a cart mover can come in very handy. The CartCaddyHD from DJ Products has been designed to push, pull, or maneuver carts or equipment up to 50,000 pounds.

If you’re wondering just why someone would load something up with that much weight, think about how long it would take if you were to break that 50,000 pounds in to smaller, more manageable loads—the kind that one person could carry comfortably. It would take a very long time to transport the kind of load or move a very heavy piece of equipment that has been broken down in that way. Sometimes transporting goods and machinery in these large quantities just makes sense.

So while many warehouses, factories and other places have seen the logic in having weighty loads to make things more efficient, they haven’t examined another factor in efficiency and that’s human capacity. There will be times when it is necessary to transport loads that are quite heavy for efficiency’s sake but you do not want to overburden workers. Have an uninjured workforce is also a key component in keeping things running smoothly and you don’t want workers with overtaxed musculoskeletal systems continuing to work until they become injured.

Try the CartCaddyHD—this battery powered cart mover offers a variable speed twist grip that allowed the cart to move forwards and backwards, allowing smooth movement and protecting the operator from carpel tunnel syndrome.

Increase Efficiency and Safety with a Car Pusher

July 16, 2013 By: CartPro Category: Automotive Industry, Products, Safety and Ergonomics

If you own a car care center or car dealership that offers repairs or then you probably already know that vehicle manufacturers use car pushers to help keep things moving during the assembly process but you may not have considered how a car pusher can be an asset in your business as well.

Streetdirectory.com explained why a car pusher could be a good investment:
“A good car pusher is not very big and it is compact, thus allowing pushing and even pulling wheeled equipment. Such a pusher is a good investment because it allows a business to save workmen hours. Imagine for example working in a car repair center and having to push cars around all day long. Your body will be tired and you will have aching muscles or even worse strained muscles.”

A CarCaddy car pusher from DJ Products makes it much easier to move cars, trucks, buses and even RVs. This makes things so much safer for your employees and your customers as well. Your employees will not feel as strained and even if you don’t allow customers near the work area, your facility will be safer overall because our car pushers can help move vehicles even in tight quarters. Workers who experience muscle strain that does not require them to stop working may be reluctant to speak up but their work will suffer and you want your workers at their best.

Call us at 800-686-2651 to learn more about the CarCaddy and other material handling solutions such as electric carts that can make your workplace more efficient.

Get a Trailer Mover to Safely Transport RVs and Boats from Storage

June 11, 2013 By: CartPro Category: Products, Recreational Vehicles, Safety and Ergonomics

Summer is right around the corner and this is the time of year when people who prefer to be outdoors in warmer weather get out boats, RVs, trailers and campers. If you have yet to take yours out of storage, consider getting a dedicated trailer mover to do so. A DJ Products trailer mover is not as bulky as many electronic trailer pullers and this means you will likely have fewer accidents. With our trailer mover, you will be able to exercise greater control over in a tightly confined area (such as a storage space) and this will decrease the chances go causing damage as you move your trailer. And we when say damage, we mean injury to you or anyone helping you as well as damage to your boat, RV, or camper.

The TrailerCaddy trailer mover is capable of pushing and pulling an RV, a camper, an equipment trailer, or a boat. So if you own more than one of these, you will be able to use the TrailerCaddy to move a number of wheeled items in and out of storage.

Some people are using lawn tractors, garden tractors, dollies, and even retrofitted furniture dollies to move their boats and RVs. You have made a serious investment in your boat, camper, or RV; don’t use experimental pieces of equipment to move them. Why take chances when you can use a trailer mover that is specifically designed to push and pull trailers that require lifting on one end before maneuvering?

Call us at 800-686-2651 to learn more about the TrailerCaddy trailer mover.