Have you ever driven a car that didn't have power steering? Making a turn is physically demanding, and parallel parking leaves you feeling like you've just finished a workout. That's how operators of center control pallet trucks with manual steering feel at the end of a shift. But now, with its new PC 4500 Series, Crown Equipment Corp. brings the benefits of power steering from the road to the warehouse.
The PC 4500 simplifies operators' tasks in a number of applications, allowing them to travel quickly and easily through a facility during transport, steer effortlessly from beside the truck during order picking, and maneuver easily in tight spaces. By eliminating the awkward body movements associated with the operation of manual-steer center control pallet trucks, the PC 4500 significantly reduces operator fatigue. In addition, optional fold-down second-level pick steps on both sides of the truck help operators retrieve items stored just outside their reach.
The truck's intuitive nature is the result of the hardware and software solutions that Crown's engineers applied to the power steering system. Access 1 2 3 technology, as implemented on the PC 4500, automatically reduces the truck's speed as the steer angle increases during a turn. This contributes to operator safety, increases stability, and gives operators precise control.
Also available on the PC 4500 is Crown Insite, which uses on-truck electronic systems, wireless fleet management tools, and fleet cost-tracking software to gather data that gives facility managers the insights they need to increase productivity and reduce costs.
Company: Crown Equipment Corp.
Company URL: www.crown.com