DJ Products, Inc. of Minneapolis has introduced a new motorized retrofit cart kit that can be adapted and mounted to almost any cart, including housekeeping, linen, waste hoppers, foodservice, money, or vending carts in the hospitality, hospital, manufacturing, casino, and distribution environments.
The kit is designed to enhance and improve the sizable investment that companies have made in purchasing their carts. Due to their aging work force, changing work environment, or new OSHA related safety regulations, this retrofit powered cart helps eliminate the strains and pains of pushing these heavy carts. Employers report a decrease in work-related injuries and employee turnover, while they experience an increase in employee productivity and job satisfaction.
Workplace injury and illness costs American businesses $171 billion annually. Workers’ compensation claims add another $60 billion to that annual price tag. More than a quarter of those claims are for back injuries from repetitive lifting, pulling, pushing and straining, according to the National Council on Compensation Insurance. OSHA reports that back injuries cost U.S. businesses $12 million in lost workdays and $1 billion in compensation costs each year. The time-lost cost of a single injury is estimated at $26,000.
The motorized retrofit cart kit can power carts up to 4,000 lbs. and works great on many surfaces including carpet, tile, marble, cement, and asphalt. The motorized cart kit has variable speed twist grips that allow the operator to travel at speeds of 0-3.2 mph forward or backward. With its heavy duty, 24-volt motor powered by two 12v batteries, the powered retrofit kit can perform without re-charging for an entire shift. The powered retrofit cart kit can be customized to any application or any environment. It can be field installed by the customer or DJ Products can provide on-site installation services.
For more information about applications and environments conducive to the retrofitting your existing carts, or any heavy cart mover application, call DJProducts at 1-800-686-2651, or visit them atwww.djproducts.com.