Crown Equipment Corp. has expanded its C-5 internal combustion (IC) lift truck line with the addition of a new Class V pneumatic-tire forklift model. The new truck is designed to eliminate problems like excessive downtime, shortened lifespan, and the need for frequent maintenance that limit operator productivity in heavy-duty outdoor forklift applications. The manufacturer says the new model is suited to the needs of shipyards, facilities that distribute construction materials, manufacturing operations, and other applications where heavy lifting is required.
The Crown C-5 Series pneumatic-tire model is equipped with an industrial John Deere Power Systems engine, a dual open-core radiator that offers independent engine and transmission cooling, a long-lasting power brake, and solid pneumatic tires as standard features. The forklift, which is available in capacities ranging from 4,000 to 6,500 pounds, can deliver a lifespan up to two times longer than comparable IC forklifts and can reduce scheduled maintenance checks by 87 percent, according to the manufacturer.
The truck is designed for outdoor use over rough and uneven surfaces and is tough enough to withstand extreme temperatures. Its solid pneumatic tires offer greater durability than air-filled tires and eliminate the risk of punctures. A maintenance-free gel battery offers power in cold starting conditions. In addition, the truck's mast is designed with exceptional visibility for handling diverse loads.
All models of the Crown C-5 Series are equipped with standard features that improve the overall operator experience, including the ergonomically designed Crown FlexSeat, which alleviates common operator pressure points. The Crown C-5 also redirects heat and exhaust away from operators during reverse travel, facilitates entry/exit with larger steps, utilizes a contoured seat deck, and provides a push-button parking brake.
The available Crown InfoLink wireless fleet and operator management system allows managers to quickly identify and prioritize issues around compliance, impact, and vehicle performance. InfoLink works with Crown eSmart Accurate Fuel Tracking, which is a standard feature on the Crown C-5, to gain access to fuel data by operator, truck, performance level, fleet, and location.
Company: Crown Equipment Corp.
Company URL: www.crown.com