New IC Forklift

Description

Crown Equipment Corporation unveils a new internal combustion (IC) Class V pneumatic tire forklift designed to eliminate the frequent maintenance, excessive downtime and shortened lifespan that limit operator productivity in heavy-duty outdoor forklift applications. The Crown C-5 Series pneumatic model is equipped with an industrial John Deere Power Systems (John Deere) engine, a dual open-core radiator that offers independent engine and transmission cooling, a long-lasting power brake, and solid pneumatic tires as standard features. The forklift, which is available in capacities ranging from 4,000 pounds to 6,500 pounds, can deliver a lifespan up to two times longer than comparable IC forklifts and can lower scheduled maintenance checks by 87 percent.

The 2.4-liter John Deere Power Systems engine features a cast iron head and larger, more robust components that are designed for industrial applications. The truck’s low-end torque is the most powerful in its class—the Crown C-5 has 12 percent more low-end torque than the leading competitor—improving performance during acceleration, working on ramps with load, and pushing heavy loads.

Durability is improved through the self-adjusting Crown power brake. It has fewer moving parts and a 90 percent larger brake pad surface than traditional drum brakes, which translates into a lifespan that can be three times longer and requires 93 percent fewer maintenance checks.

During the Crown C-5 design phase, the company learned that the lifespan of IC forklifts operating in harsh conditions was shortened because of clogged radiators. Therefore, Crown built a forklift with a dual open-core radiator with separate cooling systems for the engine and transmission. Customers using the Crown C-5 in extreme, dirty environments can choose to add the innovative On-Demand Cooling system that automatically clears the radiator of debris and provides precise cooling to effectively manage heat.

All models of the Crown C-5 Series are equipped with standard features that improve the overall operator experience, including the ergonomically designed Crown FlexSeat™ that alleviates common operator pressure points. The Crown C-5 also redirects heat and exhaust away from operators during reverse travel, facilitates entry/exit with larger steps, utilizes a contoured seat deck, and provides an unobtrusive push-button parking brake.


Customers seeking to improve fleet optimization and overall fuel efficiency may leverage information obtained through the Crown InfoLink® wireless fleet and operator management system. InfoLink allows managers to quickly identify and prioritize issues around compliance, impact and equipment performance. InfoLink works with Crown eSmart™ Accurate Fuel Tracking, which is a standard feature on the Crown C-5, to gain access to fuel data by operator, truck, performance level, fleet and location. Crown eSmart also alerts operators when fuel levels are below 16 minutes.
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