Flexibility, durability and lower total cost of ownership were the goals Crown set for itself in designing its new line of turret stock-picker trucks. The TSP 6000 features a three-point design for a tight turning radius. Intended for use in very narrow aisle applications, such as 5- to 6-foot widths, the trucks are also made for speed. Travel speed is 25 percent faster than typical trucks and main lift speeds are more than 40 percent faster than industry standards, according to Crown. Faster speeds mean higher productivity.
These man-up trucks are designed to handle loads of up to 3,000 pounds with lifting capabilities to 459 inches. The main mast can raise and lower at the same time that the auxiliary mast raises and lowers or pivots or traverses, all while the truck is traveling. The auxiliary mast can also traverse and pivot automatically to keep the pallet and load evenly centered between warehouse racks. To enhance worker comfort, the TSP 6000 is designed so that the seat swivels to four different positions. The operator controls also move with the seat for consistent orientation to the product. For safety, sensors in the floor and the hand controls must be engaged before the truck can operate.
Other enhancements over the former line of Crown turret vehicles include better visibility and newly designed hydraulic, braking and steering systems.
Company: Crown Equipment Corp.
Company URL: www.crown.com