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Defense strategy and doctrine continues to evolve to meet new challenges.  Ever growing in importance is air-mobility coupled with rapid, forward deployment – the “Base in a Box” concept.  Military agencies need to get equipment to forward stations and immediately begin to move, store, and transport that materiel.  The Air-transportable Cargo Handling Dock (ACHD) from JBT is a big part of the solution for forward deployments. 

The ACHD meets so many of the pressing logistical needs of today’s fast-moving, highly mobile militaries.  This portable loading dock is light, strong, air-transportable, and sets up quickly, allowing you to get your assets on the move and in place in step with tactical demands.

It’s a great fit for any static or forward deployed airbase needing reliability and agility. Our customers depend on the ACHD because they’re easy to use and adaptable to countless deployment scenarios. Here are just a few of the key features:

  • Assembled to full readiness in just 15 minutes
  • No tools required
  • All sections fit on standard-sized defense pallets
  • Suitable for MOB, FOB, and enroute locations
  • Designed to hold a complete C-130 palletized load
  • NSN 3910-99-734-1475

These attributes — and more — make JBT’s portable loading docks ideal for your operation. In fact, as defense agencies have an ever-growing need for “bases in a box” and innovative ways to meet new challenges, the design genius and reliability of the ACHD are even more evident and meaningful. Our portable docks will help you achieve your air mobility and other strategic objectives.

JBT, the Leaders in Portable Loading Docks

The Air-portable Cargo Handling Dock (ACHD) from JBT is a robust, lightweight (5500lbs, 2497kg), air portable (Hi-Line) cargo handling dock for pallet building and storage at main and forward operating bases. Each complete dock system is designed to carry 5 standard 463L (108”X 88”; 2.74mX2.24m) military pallets. The complete dock assembly is comprised of 5 sections (96”X96”, 2.44mX2.44m) with each section capable of supporting 10000lbs (4536kg).

Features:

  1. Each standard set of ACHD comprises 5 sections and is capable of holding 5 fully loaded 463L pallets.
  2. Lightweight tubular aluminum construction to BS2901 and equivalent welding standards
  3. Fast deployment and set up. Two personnel 15 minutes per section
  4. No special tools required for ACHD set up
  5. Easily transported. All 5 sections dismantle to fit on a single 463L military pallet at 5500lbs (2497kg)
  6. Large capacity. Each of the five sections can support 10000lbs (4536kg)
  7. Six rows of full-length low-friction roller conveyors for ease of pallet movement
  8. Removable, non-slip, self-draining, side-mounted walks for ease in handling cargo (24”, 0.61m Wide)
  9. Large contact pads to prevent sinking into soft ground. Pads are mounted on ball joints for flexibility
  10. Independent adjustable height legs (37.5” – 43.5”, 0.95m – 1.11m) for leveling and ease of docking

Dimensions / Weights:

  • 5 sections total, each section 96” X 96” (2.44m X 2.44m)
  • Add on sidewalk, 24” (0.61m) wide X 96” (2.44m) long
  • Minimum height 37.5” (0.95mm)
  • Maximum height 43.5” (1.11m)
  • Weight of total ACHD (5 sections) 5500lbs (2497kg), fits on single military pallet for air shipment
  • Capacity of each section 10000lbs (4536kg)

Don’t hesitate to bring your questions to us anytime. We’re happy to show you how these features can benefit your operation.

JBT Handles It All

We go above and beyond making your air cargo handling simple and efficient.

When the question is, “How do I keep my airbase humming?” — the answer is straightforward: products, services, training, and more from JBT.

Our vast array of end-to-end solutions simplifies your operation. From procurement, all the way through to fulfilling daily tasks gets easier and more predictable. JBT’s the way to more flexibility and efficiency.

The Best Air Cargo Equipment Around

In addition to material handling systems, JBT offers a extensive selection of:

All of JBT’s hardware can be found on every continent in every climate. Built to endure the hardships of repeated and unforgiving use and extreme environments, our equipment is installed at numerous civilian and military airports.

With the backing of everyone from ground crews to upper management as testimonials, you, too, can deploy JBT machinery — with the utmost confidence — at your facility.

Expertise Beyond Air Cargo Operations

While the equipment you get from JBT is unsurpassable, we don’t stop there. We’re also a recognized leader in Airport Services that include:

Leveraging a customized mix of consulting, technology, and master technicians, JBT services are the key to turning discrete equipment, supplies, and personnel into a single, high-performing system.

JBT, Your Defense AeroTech Partner

Running an airport is a lot like conducting tactical maneuvers. To be successful, they need to be coordinated and supported by the best professionals. You need trained and trusted experts helping you.

That’s a role JBT is familiar with filling and happy to do. We bring the know-how and experience you need for your airfield to operate optimally. With JBT at your side, you can attend to critical tasks instead of airport logistics.

By building a collaborative long-term relationship with you, JBT’s able to serve you better today and tomorrow. Deep engagement also ensures you’ll get even more value from JBT. If you have questions or need assistance, our skilled specialists are available to help you. 

End-to-End Solutions with JBT

Working with JBT means no more foraging for reliable, comprehensive defense AGE suppliers. We have all the equipment, support, and services you need to operate productively and precisely. To learn more about how JBT can ameliorate your aviation activities — contact us today.