NEW BREMEN, Ohio (February 2, 2016) - Crown Equipment Corporation, one of the world's largest material handling companies, today announced the availability of the PTH 50 Series Hand Pallet Truck with Work Assist Load Tray. When configured with the Load Tray, the PTH 50 can be used with a range of Work Assist® accessories. These rugged tools and storage options can be added to the pallet truck to offer ergonomic advantages while optimizing operator efficiency and application flexibility.
The optional Work Assist Load Tray is factory-installed on new PTH 50 hand pallet trucks with 27-inch wide forks. The foldable 27" x 21" tray allows operators to position paperwork, tools and boxes at a comfortable working height so they bend over less frequently and maintain a faster pace during stock handling applications. The load tray mounting system provides additional mounting points for many other Work Assist accessories, including a clip pad, storage pocket, shrink wrap holder and cup holder.
New PTH Work Assist Storage Bins, which are purchased as a kit containing two bins, have also been introduced and can be easily attached to both new and existing trucks in the field. They provide operators with quick, convenient storage access, as well as a place for disposal of debris during operation.
The Crown PTH 50 Series is a durable pallet truck used in a wide variety of material handling environments, including warehousing, manufacturing, retail, food processing and logistics. The heavy-duty pallet truck has an ergonomic handle design that minimizes operator fatigue, resulting in increased productivity. The truck's steer-and-load wheels are engineered with high-quality compounds and bearings that lower rolling resistance and provide smooth, quiet operation for long-lasting performance.
"When visiting material handling sites, we often see operators using secondary picking carts or makeshift storage accessories such as duct tape cup holders," said Steve Harshbarger, marketing product manager, Crown Equipment. "The new Work Assist options allow the PTH 50 Series to bridge the gap between pallet truck and work cart, giving operators smart storage solutions that can be customized to their needs."
Along with the Work Assist Load Tray and Storage Bins, Work Assist accessories such as clip pads, shrink wrap holders, cup holders, storage pockets and the RAM Mounting System are now compatible with the PTH 50 Series. RAM mounts protect electronic devices by utilizing a patented rubber ball and socket design that isolates and dampens shock and vibration up to 50G of shock.
The Crown PTH 50 is supported by Crown's extensive global network of more than 500 company-owned branches and independent dealers that are equipped with readily available parts.
About Crown Equipment Corporation
Crown is one of the world's largest material handling companies with a reputation for award-winning product design, advanced engineering and technology, and superior after-sale service. Crown's business philosophy utilizes vertically integrated processes to design, manufacture and distribute forward-thinking, innovative solutions that improve customers' productivity and operating efficiency. Crown produces a broad range of forklifts as well as automation and fleet management technologies.
The company's global headquarters is located in New Bremen, Ohio, USA, with regional headquarters in Australia, China, Germany and Singapore. Its employees number more than 12,000 worldwide. Crown operates a service and distribution network that exceeds 500 retail locations in over 80 countries.
To learn more about Crown's ideas for helping customers advance the productivity of their operations, visit crown.com.
Company: Crown Equipment