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Polaris’ Innovative Taylor-Dunn Horizontal Material Handling Systems to be Displayed at ProMat 2019


Minneapolis, April 2, 2019 - Taylor-Dunn®, part of Polaris® Industries (NYSE: PII), is providing a safer, more efficient horizontal material handling alternative for manufacturing and warehouse customers. This tug system solution allows a single operator to deliver an increased amount of goods to multiple areas within the manufacturing or warehouse facility in one run using Taylor-Dunn tow tractors or stock chasers coupled with Jtec industrial carts versus traditional forklift methods. An example of one tug system will be on display in Polaris’ Taylor-Dunn booth #S5247 at ProMat 2019 held April 8-11 at Chicago’s McCormick Place.


“Warehouse and manufacturing operations are changing. As commerce surges worldwide, these industries must find creative ways to manage inventory and productivity while rethinking workflows to stay ahead of increasing demand and safety requirements,” said Keith Simon, vice president, and general manager, Polaris Commercial North America. “The Taylor-Dunn tug system helps improve safety, increases labor efficiencies and can reduce operating expenses up to 50 percent.”


Horizontal material handling solutions comprised of tow tractors, carts and trailers are replacing forklifts for material deliveries throughout facilities. Forklifts play a role in material handling – storing pallets in vertical racking systems for example – but in many instances are used for tasks where better alternatives exist. As lean methods are implemented in most facilities, less lineside space is available for parts, and smaller aisles increase vehicle congestion and safety risk.


“We were pleased to add Polaris’ Taylor Dunn to our Jtec Authorized Reseller team in 2018,” said Jon Peterson, Jtec co-owner and president. “Our patented CarryMore Mother/Daughter Tugger Cart Systems, along with our CarryLite towable carts and CarryMax Heavy-Duty Trailers are perfectly paired with their tuggers up front. Our products are built to last and designed with improved efficiencies and safety in mind. You’ll see some of our products in both of our booths at ProMat. Polaris and Taylor-Dunn have recognized the value of representing our Jtec product lines with their excellent tugging solutions. Their larger tuggers can even pull our massive CarryMax trailers, capable of holding loads up to 30,000 lbs.,” he added.


As compared to forklifts, the Taylor-Dunn material handling solution can help reduce safety risk, improve labor efficiency and productivity, and save companies millions of dollars in operating expenses in as short as 3-5 years. Taylor-Dunn tug systems are highly customizable, and custom-built solutions can be designed to haul any size or shape well to the production line. These material handling products are built to standards that ensure long-lasting durability and reliability. Jtec’s trailers are also “true tracking” which
means the cargo trailers follow the preceding vehicle’s tire path, increasing efficiency of flow and reducing the risk of warehouse damage.


Jtec Industries – booth #S1684 – is a vertically-integrated OEM in Central Illinois which designs and manufactures specialized industrial cart systems to move materials throughout facilities worldwide. Jtec’s award-winning solutions, including the CarryMore® Tugger Cart System and CarryMatic® No-Touch Materials Movement System, improve safety and efficiencies and lower operational costs for materials handling operations.


Taylor-Dunn, a Polaris Industries business, has been manufacturing and distributing gas and electric industrial vehicles since 1949. Taylor-Dunn products are used worldwide in many applications, are environmentally friendly and have an established reputation for dependability and durability. At just pennies a day, these operator-friendly products are easy to use and maintain.


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