Crown Equipment Corporation, a manufacturer of forklifts, has unveiled the Crown RM 6000 Series, the first narrow-aisle reach truck with a MonoLift mast. The Crown RM 6000 is also the first pantograph reach truck that can reach 505 inches and carry up to 1,000 pounds more capacity at height. This new vehicle is equipped with forks that travel upward at 153 feet per minute. With these features, the Crown RM 6000 has the potential to change the way high-density warehouses and distribution centers are designed, save customers millions of dollars in capital expense, and help improve productivity.
Historically, reach trucks have been built with dual upright masts, such as the Crown RR 5700 Series. With its mono mast, the RM 6000 can enable customers to gain greater flexibility throughout the warehouse by allowing most loads to be placed at any height and/or at any open slot. Warehouse managers can gain 15 percent more pallet positions simply by filling open slots at the top of racks. To improve visibility, the RM 6000's MonoLift mast is offset seven inches to the left of the operator and narrows the higher it goes. Further, Crown reshaped the reach carriage to create a larger window at eye level giving the operator a better view of fork tips and load. The load backrest was modified by designing a notch in the upper right-hand corner so that operators could easily scan at ground level from their position in the forklift.
The rigid design of the MonoLift mast on the Crown RM 6000 is based on the boxed-in cross-section construction that was originally developed for the company's turret trucks. It greatly reduces mast sway and twisting when managing heavier loads at high heights. In addition, the Crown RM 6000 features a reach sense technology that provides a soft start and stop when using the pantograph reach mechanism.
The Crown RM 6000 Series features standard AC motors, regenerative brakes and lowering system, and electronic steering. These features, combined with the option to use a larger battery, position the Crown RM 6000 for energy savings and run time improvements of 25 percent or more depending on the application.
Company: Crown Equipment Corp.
Company URL: www.crown.com