JAXPORT’s New Rail Terminal Is Open For Business

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – JAXPORT’s new $30 million Intermodal Container Transfer Facility is now officially open for business.

The ICTF provides on-dock rail service to JAXPORT’s North Jacksonville seaport terminals: the Blount Island Marine Terminal and the TraPac Container Terminal at Dames Point. The direct transfer of containers between vessels and trains speeds up the shipment process, offering shippers greater options and efficiencies.

The facility was constructed with $20 million in funding from the state of Florida and $10 million in federal TIGER-grant funds.

Rail that connects to CSX Transportation’s main line allows for two unit trains each day. Ceres Rail Services is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations.

Along with the deepening of Jacksonville’s harbor to 47 feet, the ICTF is one of several major capital projects at JAXPORT aimed at serving global cargo customers, increasing efficiency and contributing to the economic vitality of Northeast Florida.

KMH Systems Black November

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Shopping online with KMH Systems is easy, and you can order various items you need right away without having to make multiple orders.We pride ourselves on lowering your cost per unit shipped, and online orders is one of the ways KMH can help you manage your time efficiently. Placing orders with multiple vendors can be a hassle, one stop shopping for all your needs is a wiser use of your valuable time.

Pallet Jacks

Everything you need to make moving in your facility easier – from Overload bypass, reinforced forks, with rubber-coated handle Trucks, Pallet 2-stage or 3-stage telescoping masts and lift heights to Fully powered to electric pallet truck for easy and quick operation and hand trucks.

Hand Trucks

Easily store and access these simple, affordable and necessary hand trucks to make jobs easier for your team and your budget. Heavy duty, steel and folding hand trucks get the job done and keep costs down.

Dock Equipment

With a detailed list of sizes and differentials when you know what you want you can find what you need in our online catalog and order your dock equipment in a matter of minutes.

Shelving

Get organized fast -in any way you prefer. From Stationary shelving to mobile carts and bin systems. Vertical organization is a great way to utilize whatever floor space you have.

Guards

Safety first. You can build a guard rail of almost any shape or size for protecting vehicles and people from heading in the wrong direction. Corner protectors, aisle barriers and even floor mounted rail guards are quickly shipped right to your door.

Work Benches

Efficient and convenient work tables can be strategically placed throughout your operation to give your team easy access to work benches to get tasks done without spending walking across the facility. Sorting, mailing, working and any bench or table that brings more flow to your operation is available at your fingertips.

Convenient and hassle free – so you can focus on what is really important to you and your business.

KMH combines everything you need into one easy catalog for you to be able to easily browse through dozens of different products you need with ease and you can shop from anywhere, any time. We have the variety you need and want at your fingertips and you can track your order after it is placed.

Values of Vision: Reduce Your Labor Costs

Labor costs killing your bottom line? Did you know that labor accounts for 72% of lift truck ownership expenses? Vision guided vehicles crush your labor challenges by providing an affordable an effective transport solution—no overtime or growing labor rates. VGVs handle the repetitive delivery of goods, leaving the value-added work to their human coworkers. Optimize workflow processes and cut costs out of your operation with consistent and efficient delivery of goods.

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If you would like to speak with a KMH representative in regards to how automated guided vehicles can reduce your labor costs and save you money please use the form below to submit your request or contact your local KMH Representative at 888-564-7978.

Doosan Forklifts

Doosan: Innovation, Convenience & Comfort

KMH is a proud dealer of all Doosan equipment – Doosan offers top class equipment based on environmentally-friendly products with low gas emission and noise and vibration.

With over 120 years of business experience, Doosan is driving innovation in 38 countries.  Doosan is made up of two Korean words. ‘Doo’ means a unit of grain, while ‘San’ means a mountain. Together, they mean ‘little grains that can build a mighty mountain’, suggesting that great things can be achieved when even the tiniest forces join together in a unified effort. The name represents the mission to harness the efforts of every individual to keep progressing until we reach our goal.

Doosan produces over 100 models of forklifts including engine and electric forklift trucks, reach trucks and warehouse equipment, covering most of material handling equipment range. All of our products are focused on reliability, operator convenience and comfort as well as powerful performance, enhancing performance and profitability.

Doosan Forklifts

Doosan Sit-down Electric Trucks

Doosan Sit-down Electric Forklifts are Compact forklifts that provide the best combination of performance, efficiency, and value on the market. Doosan’s AC Drive and Hydraulic technology on this family of trucks enhances your investment in equipment, personnel, and efficiency.

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Doosan Walkie Pallet Trucks

Doosan Walkie Pallet Trucks are highly efficient and reliable forklifts with productivity enhanced features. Doosan’s BW-7 Series is packaged to take on loads from 3,300 lbs. to 6,500 lbs. and come equipped with some of the greatest standard features available in the forklift industry to date.

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Doosan IC Cushion Forklifts

Doosan Cushion Tire Lift Trucks offer the ultimate combination of power and performance, reliability, operator comfort, and economy. This series of trucks provides a well balanced mix of enhanced technology, operator comfort refinements, performance efficiencies and serviceability advances which will help to increase productivity and lower your operating costs.

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Doosan Pneumatic Forklifts

Doosan Pneumatic Lift Trucks are robust and durable forklifts to handle the toughest tasks in the most demanding of applications with speed, power, and efficiency. These trucks offer the ultimate combination of power and performance, reliability, operator comfort, and economy.

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Doosan Hand Pallet Trucks

Meet Doosan’s NEW HPT28, our durable 5,500 lb capacity unit developed to meet your warehousing needs. Highly efficient and reliable forklifts with productivity enhanced features.

If you’re interested in additional information on any of the Doosan Forklift Series and or would like to request a quote, please use the form below to submit your request or contact your local KMH Representative at 888-564-7978.

Get The Reach & Reliable Performance You Need To Get The Job Done

There is a reason most of the world’s largest retailers chose Genie lifts. Genie offer a complete selection of lifts from manually operated to electric models with capacity and safety features that go from high-volume warehouse to city-center retail. Genie is one of the world’s biggest names in access platforms because of their quality of machines and with over 40 years of experience in the industry. Genie has an incredible product range which caters for the mass needs of construction businesses and workers that operate these machines.

They’re productive and efficient, allowing maximum workspace for larger loads and more workers. Genie rough terrain scissor lifts also enhance productivity by providing exceptional traction, speed and gradeability.

There Are Many Advantages:

  • Easily maneuverable
  • Reliable
  • More than one person can stand on the access platform
  • Capable of working at up to 12 meters
  • Scissor Lifts

Scissor Lifts

The ever-expanding line of Genie electric and rough terrain scissor lifts offers you unmatched performance and versatility — boosting work site productivity. Genie electric scissor lifts are exceptionally mobile, letting you maneuver in tight worksites.

Articulating Boom

Electric, bi-energy or engine-powered — for indoor, outdoor or rough terrain applications — there’s a Genie lift for every job. Genie articulating Z-booms provide the ultimate in versatility with up, out and over positioning capabilities for hard-to-access work areas.

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If you’re interested in additional information on any Genie Lifts  or products and or would like to request a quote, please use the form below to submit your request or contact your local KMH Representative at 888-564-7978.

Forklift Parts & Forklift Service

Over $1 Million Dollars of Parts Inventory

Never miss a beat. No matter what brand you have, or what problem you are facing, KMH can get you back up and running in no time. In today’s economy, maintenance and fleet management are our specialty and we utilize every possible avenue to cut costs and benefit your bottom line. KMH has a number of popular and effective cost-saving technologies to help streamline and improve the effectiveness of your operation.

With computer-generated parts schematics for all of our forklifts and over $1 million dollars of parts’ inventory in our network servicing all brands, KMH dispatches the right parts to our certified technicians ensuring maximum fleet uptime and productivity.

Are you spending too much on parts and service? Contact us and receive a free quote to see how we can lower your costs and increase your ROI.

We ship direct to your door and our team of Parts Specialists have over 50 years of combined experience. You can phone in your order, email or contact us via live chat – whatever is most convenient for you.

Professional Parts & Service Support For…

  • Nissan Forklifts
  • Crown Lift Trucks
  • Caterpillar Forklifts
  • Clark Forklifts
  • Toyota Lift Trucks
  • Hyster Lift Trucks
  • Mitsubishi Forklifts
  • Yale Forklifts
  • Raymond Lift Trucks
  • TCM Forklifts
  • Daewoo Forklifts
  • Allis Chalmers Forklifts
  • Baker Lift Trucks
  • Linde Forklifts
  • JCB Equipment

In need of Parts Support? If so, call us today 888-564-7978 or please use the form below to submit your parts request so we can start helping you maximize your efficiency and save you money on your parts!



Autocar Xspotter

“Always Up” – Autocar Xspotter

“Always Up®” isn’t just some fancy promise – it’s a state of mind. It’s what you want. It’s what we live. Who’s up first in the mornings? The sun. The early birds. The hardest workers. And the hardest working trucks.”

First In Safety

From powertrain performance, to cab safety and durability, to interior ergonomics, to cab suspension design, Autocar continues to lead the way!

Offering the best turning radius is just the beginning. We keep your operators safe with our unmatched 360 degree visibility, huge pantographic windshield wipers, largest rear door entry/exit, aggressive foot grip surfaces, heavy duty stout cab frame, well positioned grab handles inside and out, and Autocar’s “safety hook system” which eliminates moving semi-trailer drops.

Extra-large foot grips on the walking surfaces and large, highly visible grab handles strategically placed around the cab, and large cab doors designed for today’s largest operators. Smart ergonomics, safer ingress/egress, and more to let your operators focus on the job.

Comfort

Exclusive four-point premium cab air suspension which works in combination with our advanced 14K heavy duty spring and gas shocks, to protect your operator from neck and back discomfort.

Deluxe Cab Space

Smart ergonomics, safer ingress/egress, and more to let your operators focus on the job. Premium climate control.

Designed For Productivity

Made for getting the job done fast, right, safe – huge operator space to get in and out comfortably, the tallest and widest door openings, more glass and fewer blind spots, premium cab suspension system, extra powerful AC system, easy effort steering, the tightest turning radius, and more.

Yard Truck Advantages

1) Yard trucks are smaller units which are more maneuverable & agile (116″ wheelbase)
2) Yard trucks use 160-220 hp engines, making them much more fuel efficient
3) The yard trucks hydraulic fifth wheel saves time – no cranking trailer dolly wheels
4) Yard trucks use automatic transmissions, saving clutch related maintenance
5) Time savings for hook and unhook procedures are about 3:1 compared w/ road tractor

Interested in more information or quote on a Yard Truck? Call us today 888-564-7978 or please use the form below to set up a free Operational Audit so we can start helping you maximize your efficiency.

Conveyor Application Rules

5 Simple Conveyor Application Rules for Optimal Performance

When considering new solutions for material handling challenges, there can be an overwhelming number of options and potential vendors, technologies, or equipment types. Finding the right solution for your specific needs is imperative to achieve optimal performance.

Before investing in a solution, decision makers need to understand the ins and outs of their current system, establish clear goals, and communicate budget considerations.

Let’s take a deeper look at the areas warehouses and distribution centers need to examine in order to ensure implementation of the best conveyor application:

Define Your Load

When it comes to specifying the right conveyor, the devil is in the details – finding the right solution means defining the load. These questions must be answered:

  • Size and weight of conveyed product(s)
  • If the product is bagged or boxed, what is the product contained within the bag/box? Are they uniform?
  • Is the product evenly distributed within the transport container?
  • What is the color of the packaging of the carrying container? (Some devices, like barcode scanners or vision systems, can’t read certain materials.)
  • Is the product solid or liquid?
  • Are you using totes? Do they need bar codes or RFID tags? If you are handling multiple products, what are the smallest and largest products that will be conveyed?

Knowing your particular load (or load mix) helps narrow in on the optimal choice for a conveyor application.

Communicate Your Expectations

Conveyors shouldn’t be considered an equipment purchase. They’re an investment in business performance. This should be defined in advance and thoroughly understood by all parties. “What does this system do for my business” should be the first question, and the true north of any conveyor project. Defining and then communicating those expectations and key performance indicators is vital. Every decision and design consideration should be run through this filter.

Be sure to understand the baseline ROI and operational improvement goals. Some goals to consider:

  • Improve speed from production to shipping
  • Add floor space by utilizing overhead space and/or increasing handling efficiency
  • Increase storage capacity
  • Reduce labor costs
  • Improve safety and workplace ergonomics
  • Reduce maintenance costs
  • Implement technology to help optimize systems
  • Reduce energy costs

Keep in mind, specific (and realistic) goals should be attached to these areas where applicable.

Consider the Location

Where the conveyors will be installed can make a difference in whether or not it will perform to its optimal capacity. Discussion of all possible scenarios – including worst-case – should be thoughtfully considered in order to implement a safe and effective conveying solution.

  • Do you operate in a dirty or dusty environment?
  • Is there a possibility of oil, water, or liquid spray or spillage on the product being conveyed or on the conveyor itself?
  • What work happens around the conveying equipment – is there a busy workforce, forklift traffic, etc.?
  • What machinery and storage areas does the conveyor interact with?
  • Will the conveyor be installed overhead? How will that affect product flow, safety and other considerations?
  • How is the temperature controlled within the work space? Conveyors behave differently at very high or very low temperatures.

Asking these questions will determine if any sort of specialized construction is necessary to ensure performance.

Be Clear on a Timeline

This is often a final consideration in the bid process but it should be central to the discussion from the start. It’s often easier to determine a timeline for completion of an entire project, then work backwards to ensure each piece has ample time to be completed.

Be sure to make allowances for weather-related setbacks or construction delays. Most importantly, communicate these deadlines to involved parties.

Develop a Plan of Action Post-Installation

The work doesn’t end once a new conveyor system is up and running; in fact, it’s only begun. Creating a plan to train employees, communicate safety rules, monitor performance, and perform regular preventative maintenance is essential to a successful implementation.

Posted by Scott Stone – Hytrol

If you’re interested in additional information on any conveyor project or products and or would like to request a quote, please use the form below to submit your request or contact your local KMH Representative at 888-564-7978.

JCB’s Side-Entry Skid Steer… It’s Just Common Sense

JCB’s side-entry skid steer and compact track loader design allows operators to safely enter the machine, just as they would any other piece of equipment. So, why buy a front entry model that requires you to climb over an attachment to get into and out of the machine. See JCB’s common sense, side-entry skid.

This innovative engineered machine ensures that our skid steer:

  • Is the World’s safest skid steer loader.
  • With 270o visibilty, is 60% better than the competition.
  • Has a cab size 46% larger than the average competition on a small platform.
  • Based off of the SAE Service Audit scores, has 24% better serviceability on large platforms, 21% on small platforms.
  • Is the most efficient skid steer on the market, with up to 16% better fuel consumption.

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If you’re interested in additional information on Skid Steers and or would like to request a quote, please use the form below to submit your request or contact your local KMH Representative at 888-564-7978.

Plastic Storage Bins

7 Benefits of Plastic Storage Bins and Containers for Businesses

Proper storage solutions help organize a warehouse and improve its appearance. Every warehouse has unique requirements – and a simple bin solution that is easy to move and change as needed helps you stay organized without a huge investment and utilizes little floor space.

In addition to the potential cost savings provided by reusing the container time and time again, these containers do not need to be treated for pests, as they are generally made of plastic. Reusable containers made of plastic promise a more consistent quality, dimensions, and hygiene. They are also safe from water absorption and damage and inclement weather.  These containers many times are designed to fit together in an efficient way, allowing them to be easily stacked for storage, which provides additional benefits keeping warehouse space at a premium.

There are several storage options available in the market to fit your unique business requirements. Plastic containers have gained immense popularity. Here are 7 benefits of plastic bins for your business:

Long-Lasting

Most businesses prefer plastic storage solutions to metal and wooden storage units as they offer long-lasting utility. When you keep plastic storage bins sealed and intact, they do not get affected by external elements. They are also resistant to insect damage, rust, and corrosion.

Clutter-Free

Most plastic storage bins and containers are stackable. The interlocking pieces can be rearranged to fit any space that needs extra storage. When each item in the inventory is organized systematically, it will keep all clutter out of sight.

More Productivity

A well-organized working space permits the staff to access each item in a hassle-free manner. The label holders allow easy identification of items in a store or warehouse. It helps the staff to manage the inventory effectively.

Easy Cleaning

Plastic storage bins and containers are easy to clean when compared to wooden and metal storage units. The smooth internal wall of these containers permits easy and convenient clean-ups. For maintaining the fresh finish of these storage solutions, all you need is to wipe them with a clean, damp cloth.

Maximum Safety

The bottom of the containers is skid-resistant, which prevents accidental falls. This safeguards the products during storage and shipping.

Versatility

Plastic storage containers are ideal for any business with large-scale storage and shipping needs. They are commonly used by entities that deal with bakeries, seafood, confectionery, electronics and food processing.

Recyclable

Plastic storage containers are recyclable. They can turn out to be a worthy investment for any business.

Investing in appropriate storage solutions saves space and time and builds brand loyalty by retaining customers. Call us today 888-564-7978 or please use the form below to set up a free Operation Audit so we can start helping you maximize your efficiency.

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