Here’s what Roth Produce is saying about Jungheinrich pallet trucks
Randy Borden, Facilities Manager, comments on the Jungheinrich ECR327 powered pallet truck.
Energy Efficiency: “The trucks have a real nice battery life. Prior to switching to Jungheinrich equipment we had to charge our trucks every day and sometimes even between shifts. Our opera-tors are assigned to specific trucks and when the third shift operators came in to and found their truck dead, it caused a real problem. Our opera-tors are compensated by piece picking so without their workhorse machine they cannot pick as many cases therefore have less income. Now that the energy efficient Jungheinrich machines are in use, the third shift operators never have to worry about coming into work to a machine that has a dead battery. We could probably get by two to three days without charging.
Productivity: “I would not hesitate to estimate that through the first six months of using these machines we are at a bare minimum of 20% more efficient. In addition to less time charging, the hot pick, jog buttons have been a huge success by minimizing the amount of steps it takes our operators to fulfill an order within a short distance. This also helps our operators become less tired at the end of their shift.”
Damage Control: “Operator abuse decreased 100% due to the programming capabilities of the Jungheinrich equip-ment. Towlift helped us customize the machines to our application. Now the operators are not abusing the equipment because they are set up for the tight space constraints of our facility.”
Reliability: “We have had zero service calls placed on this equipment since it has been put into operation. Cannot be much more reliable than that.”
Roth Produce Operators comment on Ergonomics and comfort of the Jungheinrich ECR327
Patrick Mazzola (Operator): “Love the trucks, so much smoother. I feel there is a 25% increase in productivity and a 100% improvement in ergonomics.”
Earl Hall (Operator): “My body feels 100% better after work. I feel there is a 30% increase in productivity. I also like the horn override on the smart reverse when entering our curtains. I no longer get thrown from my truck.”