Dock Seals

A Quick Guide to Loading Docks & Seals

Dock Seals provide an effective seal between the truck trailer and building wall and are the best choice for a tight seal. Dock Shelters are used on larger door openings. Shelters are also best for loading docks serving a variety of trailer sizes. They allow full access to trailer openings and in many situations out-last Seals. A dock seal or shelter can help you save money on energy costs.

Benefits of Dock Seals & Shelters

• Prolong Life of Dock Equipment Seal out moisture, dust and elements that reduce equipment life
• Save Money On Energy Costs
• Seal in warehouse heating & cooling
• Reduce Employee Injury and Absenteeism Seal out wind, rain, ice and dust that cause employee illness and accidents
• Reduce theft. Close the gap between truck and door, and eliminate theft

No matter how well-built your loading dock is, there is likely some issue you face that could go a little bit better. That’s when accessories like dock seals come into play.

Loading Dock Seals

Dock Seals
Loading dock seals protect your structure, trucks and products. A seal provides a tight closure between the truck and your loading dock. This keeps temperatures consistent and keeps insects, dampness and other things out. If you have a particularly delicate load, this can be vital.

Dock Seals also can provide an airtight seal–whereas a dock shelter is not quite as tight. Since the seal is airtight, it does require a bit more attention to the size of the truck and the dock–there is less flexibility. Using a loading dock leveler may make it easier, depending on the situation. When everything comes together and fits, a dock seal provides the best possible protection to your most important loads.

Dock Levelers

Dock Leveler
An efficient, reliable dock leveler maintenance routine can minimize the chances of dock board repair. It also increases efficiency and reliability of your operations, extends equipment life, lessens wear and tear, and reduces the chances of malfunction.

Regular maintenance helps you establish a relationship with professional experts, so that you know when to call us when you need us. Moreover, it puts you on a priority list so that you don’t tie up your maintenance personnel to fix the problem.

We provide replacement, maintenance and dock leveler repair services for a wide variety of leveler types, including mechanical leveler, hydraulic leveler and others. If you need dock lift repair, don’t wait to give us a call. The smooth operation of your daily routine depends on it.

Check out all the variety of dock equipment we offer: http://www.kmhsystems.com/products-solutions/dock-equipment/

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FREE Forklift Evaluation

When Should You Replace Your Forklift(s)?

When running an efficient operation, it’s important to keep in mind the right time to replace older, less efficient forklifts. This can reduce your maintenance costs, improve your productivity and most importantly, save money and maximize your return on investment..

Downtime can decrease profits and ultimately, your bottom line is affected, as costs increase due to maintenance when efficiency could be elevated. So how do you determine the right time to make a new, significant purchase?  Downtime, due to non-productivity of forklifts, results in a loss of income and should therefore be avoided if possible.

Forklift Life Span

Facilities tend to make the mistake of focusing on how long a forklift remains useful rather than focusing on its effectiveness. Some forklifts may remain useful for many years, however, these forklifts may no longer be a good economic investment. For every forklift, there is a limit to its economic effectiveness. At some point, the cost to maintain it exceeds the cost to replace it. It’s important to consider:

Cost of Maintenance

How much is each forklift in your fleet costing you to maintain?  How much money are you generating by using each forklift?  You’ll start to notice on your older machines that the cost to keep them running perfectly is getting higher and higher.  If one machine is consistently going over budget, that could be a sign that it is time to trade in and upgrade.

Downtime

The actual bill for the repairs is not the only money you’re spending when your forklifts are being repaired.  Every day that a truck is down, it isn’t generating the income that it could be generating for your business. The older it gets the more it will cost which means that the machine will be out of commission longer for more costly hours.

Value

How much your forklift is worth?  If it needs major repairs, would it be worth it to repair it, then sell it?  Should you sell it for parts?  Should you trade it in?  You can look around online to see what similar models in similar states are going for, which will help you make an informed decision.

These three considerations, combined, will give you an idea of when the optimal time to retire your forklift is.

Planned Replacement Is Key To Success

A key component of any successful fleet management program is planned replacement.  Substantial cost savings are available through the implementation of a fleet management program that incorporates the philosophy of planned fleet replacement once a unit has reached its optimal usefulness threshold.

In order to run an efficient and productive operation, the timely replacement of machinery is crucial. You can avoid costly maintenance procedures as well as loss of profits due to downtime and delays. By replacing your forklifts at the optimal economic time, productivity and profits can increase within your business.

For a FREE evaluation of your fleet contact KMH at: 888-564-7978 or use the link below for a free forklift quote / evaluation that only takes a couple minutes:

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Warehouse Systems

Maintain a Productive Warehouse

Productivity in the workplace doesn’t happen by accident. The most successful business owners will tell you it takes a team, procedures and the productive daily flow of your operation.

Here are five tips from Team KMH to add to your success:

Easy Systems

Regardless of whether you run a warehouse, shop, or office every business thrives on systems and procedures.  When, how and who in the organization can be contacted for your next move in a timely manner ups your efficiency and flow.  Timely movements of your needle change everything in a millisecond and with the world moving at the speed of light thanks to the internet efficient systems of communication are crucial to your success.

Warehouse Systems

Clear Lines of Communication

Clear communication amongst your team and management is also a sign of a business with the intention to succeed and excel at interpersonal excellence. It allows the most junior of employees have the opportunity to voice concerns or thoughts about the operation of the business. Good two-way communication has been shown to cut down on injuries, workplace mishaps, and business angst.

Communication

Build a Team

This helps them feel comfortable in the work environment and on the job. When you have a good culture with employees that fit, your turnover rate is lower. Developing a successful team over time is only possible if you retain their interest in companywide success – this lifts your top talent. Designing a system where employees routinely work together during these processes helps develop team chemistry. Each team member also develops a sense of commitment to the work place and the company’s bottom line

Team Building

Evolve & Grow

Once your team is formed and has reached an initial goal, raise the stakes. Look for a larger goal and encourage more complex approaches. The novelty of being on a team can wear off if the team performs in a repetitive way.

Evolve & Grow

Celebrate

One way to help a team stay strong is to celebrate victories. Pay for a night of celebration at a local restaurant or bar when your team reaches a goal. The sense of common accomplishment and shared congratulations can help a team bond.

Celebrate

6 Ways Accumulation Can Benefit your Material Handling Operation

Accumulation is becoming increasingly popular in automated solutions. This is primarily because of the numerous applications and benefits it creates in your operation. Zero-pressure accumulation conveyor works by using photoelectric intelligence to allow products to accumulate with—you guessed it—no pressure involved. Packages either rest gently against each other or have a small buffering space in between.

When planning an automated solution, accumulation can be critical to a smooth operation. The applications of this type of solution are vast, but they can also take time to understand—so why should you give accumulation a chance?

To Maximize Product Throughput

Not all of your production or warehouse processes take the same amount of time. In a non-accumulation system, when your downstream processes are taking longer than your upstream processes, automation equipment has to stop and wait. But, accumulation conveyors buffer and hold your product in place until downstream production equipment is ready, allowing your upstream processes to continue operating.  When upstream processes get to continue to run, you don’t have downstream equipment sitting idly. This means increased production and lower labor costs.

To Prevent Product Damage

When product begins to stack up on traditional conveyor, the buildup of pressure can be damaging to fragile or lighter cartons.  When tapered wall totes back up on other conveyor, they may buckle up and spill out over the guardrails, dumping contents onto the floor and causing both product damage and a unsafe work environment. Accumulation conveyor allows products to rest against each other with either minimum or zero pressure. That equates to less product damage and waste.

To Prevent Equipment Damage

Cartons or totes that back up on conveyors that are not zero-pressure can often create so much back pressure that in addition to damaging the carton or tote, it can also damage conveyor guardrails, belts, motors, reducers and motor starters. Zero-pressure conveyors not only eliminate that danger—they also utilize a “sleep” feature that allows the conveyor to shut down after a period of time of not sensing a product. This results in decreased roller wear, decreased electricity use, and decreased equipment wear.

To Maintain Product Sequencing

When conveying multiple sizes of cartons on the same conveyor, the smaller cartons may be pushed side-by-side. This causes your product to get out of sequence; that creates misreads at the scanner, missed diverts at the sorter and the potential for jamming in the curves. Zero-pressure conveyor eliminates side by side accumulation of smaller cartons and its associated issues.

To Increase Operator Productivity & Safety

When proper accumulation isn’t put in place, your operators have to regulate the processes themselves. To manually remove product, only to have to put it back into the production line later, takes operators away from their main job and decreases productivity. In short, it adds double and triple handling of the product, resulting in waste to the process and possibly creating more dangerous situations for your employees.  In addition, many new styles of zero pressure conveyor are much safer to work around than none zero pressure conveyors.

For Merge Control

With “intelligence” put in place with the photo-eyes, zero-pressure conveyors can be easily adapted for merge control. This kind of control operates much like cars at intersections with traffic lights, making sure no sideswipes or collisions take place. There are numerous ways to apply zero-pressure conveyor, and even more benefits to the user. Keeping your products, equipment, and employee’s safe is just the beginning of this popular solution.

http://blog.hytrol.com/thehytrolexperience/accumulation-manufacturing-benefits

Posted by Ivar Lonon – Hytrol

Forklift Rental Equipment

Cost-Effective Solutions – Rental & Leasing

When you rent instead of buy the savings are significant. Renting lowers maintenance costs, ensures reliable parts and service from us and we offer financing for you as well. Needing to replace or find new equipment can eat up a large portion of your budget. At KMH we offer financing to not only lower your operations cost per unit shipped, but also keep you at maximum up time. Equipment is a large investment to make and unfortunately, sometimes you make large equipment purchases only to find out the particular gear doesn’t fit your needs. We maintain a large fleet of rental units ready for quick delivery!

Renting or leasing creates a cost-effective solutions in the case you don’t want to invest the capital in new equipment or simply don’t have it. Also, if you only plan on using the equipment for a limited amount of time or just using it for a small project, renting or leasing the equipment will work in your favor. Keep in mind that renting is generally preferable when using equipment for short periods of time or if you want to avoid risks associated with breakdowns and maintenance. Additionally, renting equipment usually ensures access to the latest models and technologies due to KMH’s continual investments in our fleets.

Every business wants to lower their cost per unit shipped, and that’s our goal for you. Knowing the parameters and needs of our customers and having a fleet of equipment from forklifts to boom lifts to construction equipment allows us to be available 24/7 to meet your growing and changing needs.

Additionally, KMH maintains the unit, and you avoid the expense of upkeep. If a piece of machinery breaks down, KMH will fix it, and if the repair will take an extended amount of time, KMH will exchange the broken unit with a different one.

To learn more about our Rental Program visit our links below. We offer short term, long term and rent to own programs to fit your needs:

Equipment Rentals:
http://www.kmhsystems.com/service-solutions/equipment-rentals/

Heavy Equipment Rentals:
http://tuffequipco.com/equipment-rentals/

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Autonomous Robots

Autonomous Robots Are Changing The Way We Build And Move Products Around The World

Jan 17, 2016 by Jim Rock – Jim Rock is the CEO at Seegrid

Many eyes may be gazing toward the sky in anxious anticipation of new drone delivery systems, but an increasing number of intelligent robot systems is already on the ground, in warehouses and manufacturing facilities, helping to manufacture and move products across the globe.

These automated systems, which employ the world’s most innovative advancements in software, artificial intelligence and machine learning, are transforming the core process of how each and every product is produced and delivered.

Beyond amazing developments within robotics, we need to recognize the equally significant advancements in machine vision that are driving the vast applications transforming industries today. Vision guided vehicles (VGVs) are becoming more necessary to transport heavy loads autonomously and ensure two-day, next-day and same-day deliveries. We’re seeing deployment of VGVs throughout manufacturing and advanced fulfillment facilities across multiple industries, including automotive, industrial product development and retail.

In this post, we’ll explore three companies set to make waves in the near future for the autonomous robot industry. As a pioneer of 3D vision technology for warehouses and fulfillment centers, we’re excited to see how these new innovations will improve and streamline supply chains.

Starship’s ground drone

Starship Technologies, the new venture by Skype co-founders Ahti Heinla and Janus Friis, is introducing autonomous robots to a street corner near you. Designed to address the “last mile” — the notoriously difficult final leg of the delivery process — the Starship bots will deliver groceries and small packages to suburban homes.

Operating autonomously 99 percent of the time, each robot uses high-resolution navigation software to pinpoint its location, and a camera and radar to avoid obstacles. The mini-fridge-sized vehicles will have speakers and microphones to chat with humans, and their six-wheel treads can even climb small staircases.

The firm will launch a beta program in Greenwich, London and in the U.S., so keep an eye out for these robots scooting around our sidewalks soon.

Tally, the retail robot

Don’t be surprised if sometime in the near future, as you urge your shopping cart around the busy aisle at your local grocery store, you come face to face with a tall, cylindrical robot, quietly scanning the shelves as it zips noiselessly past you.

That’s the future envisioned by Simbe Robotics, a Silicon Valley startup whose robot, cutely named Tally, monitors grocery story inventory, ensuring that items are properly stocked, in the correct section and priced accurately. A single Tally robot, moving four feet at a time and pausing to take a hi-res photograph, can scan more than 15,000 items per hour.

We no longer need to look to the skies for the next wave of robotics to transform our world: They’re already at our feet.

Although Tally can’t rectify the errors it spots, it does send the data it captures to the cloud for processing, then presents recommendations to retailers through a mobile app.

The real winning element here is that, like our VGVs, Tally does not need special store infrastructure to do its job, and can function safely amongst customers and staff during business hours. And like iRobot’s Roomba, it will return to its charging dock when running low on power.

Swarms of farming bots

With the human population steadily increasing, our ability to efficiently grow, harvest and distribute food is now a global issue. The world’s agricultural industry will need to feed 9 billion people by 2050, which is why David Dorhour, an Iowa inventor, is working on a swarm of robots that could revolutionize the agricultural industry.

Prospero, the name for the initial prototype, is a small, six-legged bot that, when joined with hundreds of other identical bots, will form a swarm of farming robots that can quickly and accurately plant acres of land. Prospero requires no GPS or complex vision software — it sees only what is directly beneath it. If it detects a patch of soil with no seed, it plants one at a precise depth, sprays it with a preprogrammed amount of fertilizer and nutrients, covers the seed and marks the spot with a shot of fluid, which lets other robots know that this small area is already planted. When the swarm is at full force, all the robots will be planting simultaneously.

Each Prospero bot will have radio communication, so if one comes across a large section of dirt with no seeds, it can signal others to come help; similarly, if it finds a patch that is planted too densely, it will let its fellow bots know to work elsewhere.

By programming the robots to use simple communication instead of constantly monitoring each other’s locations, Dorhour cuts down on the computing power needed and makes the system more feasible for users in rural areas. And the swarming technology provides farmers with the ultimate control: While agriculture today happens at the field-by-field level, with these robots, farmers could make plant-by-plant decisions.

We no longer need to look to the skies for the next wave of robotics to transform our world: They’re already at our feet.

For some, the notion that intelligent machines will play a formidable role in the economy of the future is worrisome. Martin Ford, in his book Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future, predicts a dark and radical shift in the labor force as human workers are muscled out of their professions by cheaper, smarter robots.

While it’s true that tomorrow’s industries will likely look quite different than they do today, I anticipate a workplace where humans and robots work in collaboration. Researchers from Boston University seem to agree. Robots are incredibly proficient at performing repetitive and routine tasks, but there is simply no replacement for human creativity, empathy and intellect.

As we begin 2016, we should embrace the automation technology that helps us move goods around the planet — and look forward to a future where robots make all our jobs less mundane.

http://techcrunch.com/2016/01/17/autonomous-robots-are-changing-the-way-we-build-and-move-products-around-the-world

KMH Systems Inc

New Year Profit Methods

If your organization needs help taking lost revenue back from unseen costs here are 10 strategies you can start to employ today that will provide a payoff.

Training

Labor is the largest cost in a non-automated warehouse, training with regular discussions, both in terms of improving productivity, reduces errors and damage.

Lower Inventory Holding Costs

Increase space through narrow aisle handling equipment, mezzanines, layout, or more appropriate storage modes.

Reduce Lead Times

Any reduction in lead time provides a one-time, permanent reduction in cycle stock inventory.

Don’t Stock It

If you don’t need it on a regular basis don’t stock it. With shipping at an all-time fast rate and lower cost don’t hold your money in inventory you don’t regularly ship or use.

Reduce Touches

Do product flow and order flow no longer make sense and crisscross the floor? Take a fresh look at the physical processes and steps involved in product flow and order fulfillment. Generally speaking, less steps equal fewer touches equal lower costs.

Maximize Vertical Space

Where space can be limited, it’s important to take advantage of every inch of available space (floor to ceiling). Vertical solutions can lead to safer working conditions as well as increased efficiency in the warehouse. Doing so increases ergonomic benefits and drives greater efficiency and productivity in everyday work.

Packing Options

Researching bulk purchases of all your packaging and material needs can lower your annual costs. Utilize the internet to compare costs, sales and quantity savings will lower your cost per unit shipped without changing your sale price of your product.

Inventory Management

Schedule a FREE Operational Audit and get a second opinion on your inventory management. KMH can give you a look at all the ways you can lower your costs, increase your productivity and leverage your uptimes.

Vendor Management

Insist on costs, terms, and conditions with vendors that make sense for your company. Create a vendor sheet that you can easily reference as a reminder of the vendors you prefer. Your vendor information could include sales, margin, on-time delivery, significant problems, etc. Review it several times a year.

Liquidate

Reduce slow selling stock as close to in-season as possible to gain a higher cost recovery.

Call 888-564-7978 for your free operational audit so we can help you work smart and increase profits!

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Warehouse Resolutions

6 Warehouse New Year’s Resolutions

When you’re thinking about what you’d like to do in 2016, here are 5 resolutions KMH can help you keep and profit from for the whole year. When it comes to your warehouse operation, since you work on it all day, every day, the New Year is a good time to look at improvements you can make.

Work Safer

Accidents happen often enough, since there are tens of thousands of these types of collisions–and serious injuries–every year. Have a plan, it should be enforced by clear rules, and by training. Accidents are costly in too many ways and are truly worth an ounce of prevention for a smooth day and year.

Analyze & Consolidate

From an order picking standpoint, if you aren’t automated, the reality is that you should look to reduce steps more than eliminating them. To do this, logical inventory slotting is critical. Can items that are often shipped together be stored together in flow storage, shelves, or racks? Can items that are very high volume be stored at the most convenient place? Can items that are required in terms of an assembly or manufacturing process be slotted beside each other in storage positions? One common method is to replace static storage with carton flow, since gravity flow uses floor space more efficiently. Be sure to plan for flexibility and scalability so you can adjust as you grow.

Consider Automation

You can leverage a tremendous amount of time savings by implementing carousels, conveyors, or other automated solutions that let people work. KMH can perform a free Operational Audit to show you ways to save by implementing simple and even dynamic conveyor and automation systems that lower your cost per unit shipped.

Increase your ROI

You can lower your operational costs by letting us help you review and understand your investment into every stick of equipment, every piece of software, and every person working in your facility. You can stop making decisions on initial purchase price, and work toward making decisions on the full cost of ownership.

Leverage Your Operational Costs

Electrical usage & pneumatics usage are going to factor heavily in your up time. Utilizing the right drives, motors, and reducers can significantly reduce cost over time. Turning off the lights is a simple “no brainer” to lowering your electric bill over the course of the year as well. Regular maintenance of heating, ventilation, cooling, and refrigeration systems if you have them—including changing filters regularly—is important for good operation and to avoid wasting energy.

Upgrade To More Efficient Lighting

Lighting is typically one of the largest consumers of energy in a warehouse; accordingly, it often can represent the best opportunities for savings. KMH can help you find lighting savings by installing the most appropriate lighting technology and showing you how to control it effectively. If you are planning to install new lighting technology, our reps can perform a lighting survey and present you with all the options you need for saving and the money you will save on the change.

Call 888-564-7978 for your free operational audit so we can help you keep everyone safe.

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KMH Forklift Safety

Safety First

With over 145,000 people working in over 7,000 warehouses the potential for hazards is staggering. From the use of unsafe forklifts to inadequate fire safety the fatal injury rate for the warehousing industry is higher than the national average of any other industry.

We want to help keep you safe and productive at the same time.

Here are some of the Top Hazards found by OSHA:

Forklift Dangers

Hazard

About 100 employees are killed and 95,000 injured every year while operating forklifts in all industries. Forklift turnovers account for a significant percentage of these fatalities.

Solutions

  • Train, evaluate and certify all operators to ensure that they can operate forklifts safely;
  • Do not allow anyone under 18 years old to operate a forklift;
  • Properly maintain haulage equipment, including tires;
  • Before using a forklift, examine it for hazardous conditions which would make it unsafe to operate;
  • Follow safe procedures for picking up, putting down and stacking loads;
  • Drive safely, never exceeding 5 mph and slow down in congested areas or those with slippery surfaces;
  • Ensure that the operator wears a seatbelt installed by the manufacturer;
  • Never drive up to a person standing in front of a fixed object such as a wall or stacked materials;
  • Prohibit stunt driving and horseplay;
  • Do not handle loads that are heavier than the weight capacity of the forklift;
  • Remove unsafe or defective trucks from service until the defect is properly repaired;
  • Maintain sufficiently safe clearances for aisles and at loading docks or passages where forklifts are used;
  • Ensure adequate ventilation either by opened doors/windows or using a ventilation system to provide enough fresh air to keep concentrations of noxious gases from engine exhaust below acceptable limits;
  • Provide covers and/or guardrails to protect workers from the hazards of open pits, tanks, vats and ditches;
  • Train employees on the hazards associated with the combustion byproducts of forklift operation, such as carbon monoxide.


Docks

Hazard

Injuries happen here when forklifts run off the dock, products fall on employees or equipment strikes a person.

Solutions

  • Drive forklifts slowly on docks and dock plates;
  • Secure dock plates and check to see if the plate can safely support the load;
  • Keep clear of dock edges and never back up forklifts to the dock’s edge;
  • Provide visual warnings near dock edges;
  • Prohibit “dock jumping” by employees;
  • Make sure that dock ladders3. Electrical, wiring methods


Conveyors

Hazard

Workers can be injured when they are caught in pinch points or in the in-going nip points, are hit by falling products or develop musculoskeletal disorders associated with awkward postures or repetitive motions.

Solutions

  • Inspect conveyors regularly;
  • Ensure that pinch points are adequately guarded;
  • Develop ways of locking out conveyors and train employees in these procedures;
  • Provide proper lighting and working surfaces in the area surrounding the conveyor.


Charging Stations

Hazard

Fires and explosion risks are possible unless proper guidelines are followed.

Solutions

  • Prohibit smoking and open flames in and around charging stations;
  • Provide adequate ventilation to disperse fumes from gassing batteries;
  • Ensure that fire extinguishers are available and fully charged;
  • Provide proper personal protective equipment such as rubber gloves and eye and face protection;
  • Properly position forklifts and apply brakes before attempting to change or charge batteries; follow required procedures when refueling gas or propane fueled forklifts;
  • Provide conveyors, overhead hoists or equivalent materials handling equipment for servicing batteries;
  • Provide an eye washing and safety shower facility for employees exposed to battery acids.


Poor Ergonomics

Hazard

Improper lifting, repetitive motion or poor design of operations can lead to musculoskeletal disorders in workers.

Solutions

  • If possible, use powered equipment instead of requiring a manual lift for heavy materials;
  • Reduce lifts from shoulder height and from floor height by repositioning the shelf or bin;
  • Ensure overhead lighting is adequate for the task at hand;
  • Provide employees with task-oriented ergonomic training;
  • Use your legs and keep your back in a natural position while lifting;
  • Test the load to be lifted to estimate its weight, size and bulk, and to determine the proper lifting method;
  • Get help if the load exceeds the maximum weight a person can lift safely without assistance;
  • Don’t twist while carrying a load, but shift your feet and take small steps in the direction you want to turn;
  • Keep floors clean and free of slip and trip hazards.

In every facility safety training should not be taken lightly. It is imperative not only to your own safety, but to your coworkers’ as well. At KMH we offer safety training and any equipment checks and repairs you need. Call 888-564-7978 for your free operational audit so we can help you keep everyone safe.

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Recondition Your Equipment

Maintain and Save: Forklift Care

With winter coming it’s a good time to begin preparing your fleet for the season. Our Service Department is prepared to give you all the help you need to maintain your fleet this year and beyond.

We all know a forklift works better when you maintain it, and purchasing new machines may be out of the budgets for companies, especially if more than one is needed. Our Parts and Service Department is composed of highly trained professionals with radio and GPS dispatched fleet of over 50 service technicians for when you want to leave the repairs to us. Over time, all machines break down and need repairs, but remember good used forklifts work every bit as well as new ones do and at a much lower price without sacrificing quality or choice. Let the KMH Parts & Service Team give you a FREE QUOTE to completely recondition your aging material handling equipment instead of buying new. In many cases we can fully recondition two for what you can expect to pay for one new one.

Used & Maintained Equals a Larger Fleet, Longer Service

Being able to have more than one operational forklift allows the user to alternate forklifts, which puts less wear on the machines, extending their life and your budget. Increased productivity increases the amount of work that can be done over the same period of time. More productivity means you are investing less and benefiting more.

Why Maintain?

  • Un-maintained forklifts overheat & fail
  • Un-maintained forklifts have sluggish performance
  • Un-maintained forklifts are susceptible to wheel slippage
  • Un-maintained forklifts are at risk of failing safety inspections

What We Can Do…

  • Reconditioned, Rebuilt-Exchange Engine *
  • Reconditioned Transmission/Differential (Transaxle) *
  • Recondition Mast/Upright Assembly; Install New Bearings, Bushing, Wear Strips As Equipped *
  • Recondition/Rebuild Steering System *
  • Reconditioned Brake System
  • Reconditioned Hydraulic System & New Hoses
  • Reconditioned Electrical System & New Gauges
  • New Tires & Operator Seat, Seat Belt
  • New Paint Job & OEM Decal Set

Forklift Warranty

*Does not include correction of any structural defect, i.e. broken/bent or otherwise damaged rails, stub shafts or other, requiring welding or machine work. If any such defect is found it will be quoted as a separate job action.

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