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The Combi-CS is just the thing for JT

11 January 2019

The Combi-SC pedestrian counterbalance stacker helps shower manufacturer JT keep up with a vast increase in production numbers at its site in Leeds

A Combi-CS counterbalance pedestrian stacker has found a home in Leeds at JT, the UK’s leading manufacturer of shower trays and a design innovator in its sector. Having seen its daily production rate rise from 800 per day to 1,500, the quick turnover of pallets of trays means that keeping products on the move in and around the warehouse is a priority for Warehouse Manager Richard Sharp.

The Combi-CS met all JT’s requirements for a pedestrian truck to place and pick pallets in the racking and to take them to the pallet wrapping stand. Due to the narrow aisles and confines involved, a compact and manoeuvrable piece of equipment was essential. With a load capacity of 1000kg @ 500mm, the Combi-CS is the only pedestrian counterbalance stacker that will operate in a conventional reach truck aisle and it handles JT’s various sized pallets with lengths from 1200 to 1800mm with ease, even in the tightest spaces. Key to this is Combilift’s patented multi-position tiller arm, which can be turned to the left or right of the unit to position the rear drive wheel, allowing the operator to remain at the side of the machine rather than at the rear as is the case with other pedestrian stackers.

Safety is therefore guaranteed as this position allows for full visibility of the load, the forks and the surroundings and eliminates the risk of operators being trapped or crushed between the back of the machine and racking when handling products.

Richard is full of praise for the latest addition to his MHE fleet: “It’s the best piece of kit we have on site - it’s strong and well-built and the roll out battery also makes it quick and convenient to remove for charging. ”