Crown Equipment Corporation has added a narrower chassis truck to its Crown RM 6000 Series of narrow aisle reach trucks with the MonoLift mast. The new model has a 42-inch wide chassis and can reach 400 inches while delivering up to 1,000 pounds more capacity at full height. The RM Series is designed with a boxed-in cross section mast to reduce twisting and flexing associated with dual, upright, conventional masts.
Visibility is a key feature on the Crown RM 6000 model. The MonoLift mast is offset seven inches to the left of the operator, allowing maximum visibility at height, eye, and ground levels. In addition to increasing visibility, the Crown MonoLift mast also reduces cylinder damage when working in tunnels, conveyors, and drive-in rack applications. The RM 6000 mast design uses one fewer cylinder than conventional mast trucks and protects the cylinders by locating them near the center of the truck. This minimizes contact with racking by more than 50 percent.
The Crown RM 6000 Series also offers Vision System options to help operators increase precision and productivity at height. The Vision System includes the Laser Fork Guide option and a camera option. The Laser Fork Guide mounts on the fork carriage projecting a red laser line at the fork level, allowing operators to easily guide the forks into the pallet. For an elevated view of the pallet location, Crown's camera with color monitor aids operators with pallet placement and rack identification at height.
The RM 6000 Series features a reach sense technology that provides a soft start and stop when using the pantograph reach mechanism, standard AC motors, regenerative brakes and lowering system, and electronic steering.
Controllability is enhanced with the Crown OnTrac Anti-Slip Traction Control System, which is designed to assist the truck from slipping on wet, dusty or sealed floors. By reducing tire spin during acceleration and preventing wheel lock-up during braking, the system reduces slipping and sliding. This decreases tire wear, increases efficiency, helps reduce the risk of accidents and product damage, and improves operator confidence in slick conditions such as refrigerated or freezer applications.
Company: Crown Equipment Corp.
Company URL: www.crown.com