Crown Equipment Corp. has added two optional truck features to its Crown RM 6000 Series of narrow aisle reach trucks: Xpress Lower technology and Quick Change Load Wheels.
Xpress Lower reduces cycle times by decreasing the time spent waiting for the Crown RM 600 to lower its load. Technology inside the truck increases lowering speeds to an industry-leading pace of up to 240 fpm (feet per minute), without using any additional energy, says Crown.
Depending on the height of the truck and application, this can translate into a substantial increase in cycles completed. At customer sites where the lift truck has been installed, a Crown RM 6000 that can reach 505 inches has shown a 13 percent improvement in productivity, which can equate to saving an estimated 35 minutes per operator per shift or more than $5,500 annually.
Quick Change Load Wheels is a load-wheel changing system that reduces the time it takes to replace load wheels and return the truck to operational status. The Quick Change cartridge fit in specially designed bolt-on outrigger tips. A tool is used to simply insert and remove the load-wheel cartridge from the outrigger tip. The design allows the load-wheel assembly to be swapped out in the aisle, instead of needing to move the truck to a maintenance area and waiting for an available technician to jack up the truck, replace the load wheels, and then bring the lift truck back into service. The result is a load-wheel change that occurs in only two and half minutes, which can equate to a savings of more than 25 minutes compared to a standard load-wheel replacement.
Company: Crown Equipment Corp.
Company URL: www.crown.com