Crown Equipment Corporation, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, today introduced the Crown SC 6000 Series to extend the operator productivity, performance, safety and comfort benefits of the counterbalanced forklift beyond the warehouse environment. Recently launched in Europe, the four-wheel forklift features a Crown-developed steering axle that provides a turning radius and maneuverability that rivals three-wheel versions.
The electric sit-down counterbalanced forklift also offers a number of features that help improve operator performance in tough conditions, including new soft and hard cab options. The rugged design of the hard cabin and the two-way sliding, locking windows on the clear view doors improve operators’ control of their working conditions. The soft cabin features an acrylic top and rear window and doors that can be rolled up or down as weather conditions change. A steer axle featuring robust steel construction and super elastic tires for use indoors and outdoors both increase the durability of the forklift while helping create a more comfortable ride.
Austrian company Gebrüder Weiss Transport & Logistik GmbH was one of the companies that field-tested the new Crown SC 6000 during the forklift’s development.
“The robust and durable Crown SC 6000 Series forklift impressed us, both with its functional and ergonomic design, and its reliable and productivity-enhancing technology,” said Werner Drnec, purchasing and operations manager at Gebrüder Weiss. “The four-wheel model is exceptionally versatile and offers great ease of use, impressive hydraulic performance, and superb all-round visibility – even when a cab is fitted.”
The Crown SC 6000 features Crown’s Intrinsic Stability System®, which provides operators with a proactive approach to stability and control for ever-changing conditions. The intelligent system uses integrated sensors and controllers to constantly monitor and control key functions and movements of the forklift to enhance safety and performance. For instance, the on-board intelligence helps the operator maintain constant speed on ramps and provides travel and cornering speed control based on load weight, lift height, steer angle and truck speed.
“The Crown SC Series has gained a reputation as the multipurpose workhorse of the industry, providing the power and maneuverability to move in and out of trailers, perform dock and ramp work, and handle loads from staging and transporting to put-away,” said Tony Young, marketing product manager, Crown Equipment. “The Crown SC 6000 extends that reputation by giving operators the comfort and confidence they need to tackle heavy loads in unpredictable weather and work comfortably and productively throughout their entire shift indoors or out.”
The frame of the Crown SC 6000 is equipped with heavy-duty, 3Ž4-inch steel plate and I-beam mast rails that resist bending and twisting. The forklift, which also features steel-constructed steer axles and tough Crown-built drive units and AC motors, can support load capacities ranging from 3,000 to 4,000 pounds depending on the model.
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.