Forklift manufacturer Crown Equipment Corp. has introduced a new, durable electric pallet jack, called the Crown WP 3000 Series Walkie Pallet Truck. The Crown WP 3000 is designed to maneuver in tight spaces, withstand impacts, deliver power on demand, and give operators controlled performance.
The Crown WP 3000 incorporates AC traction and e-GEN braking. The brushless AC motor technology provides responsive acceleration, smooth direction changes, and consistent performance throughout the battery discharge cycle, according to Crown. Crown's e-GEN braking system utilizes full-motor braking to provide operators with smooth, consistent braking; and, because braking occurs in the motor, energy is returned to the battery for further efficiency gains. Both systems improve uptime by reducing routine maintenance and adjustments associated with motor brushes and friction brakes, says Crown.
Crown says it has designed the WP 300 Series to be durable. The pallet truck's frame and forks are made from heavy-gauge steel, and the truck has a robust drive unit and highly engineered stability system.
Crown has also designed the truck to reduce the cost of maintenance. Crown has improved the truck's grade clearance at the fork heel by 30 percent over previous models. This changes reduces wear on the truck's undercarriage, says the company. Additionally, the riser axle is positioned at the highest possible point on the forks, eliminating frequent, costly repairs that occur over time as a result of constant contact with dock boards, pallets, and uneven floors.
The Crown WP 3000 also includes Crown's X10 Control Handle. The handle's raise and lower buttons provide tactile feedback and are positioned for blending lift/lower and traction regardless of travel direction. When working in tight spaces, the brake override mode enables operators to position the handle in the near vertical position while engaging traction at creep speed for fine-tuned load positioning. The cast-aluminum control handle with structural webbing is designed to withstand routine impacts encountered while operators work in extremely tight spaces.
The Crown WP 3000 Series comes with a five-year supplemental power unit and fork weldment guarantee.
Company: Crown Equipment Corp.
Company URL: www.crown.com