Crown reveals reach truck range

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Crown Lift Trucks has unveiled its ESR 5000 range of reach trucks. The range comprises two models – the standard 5000, with load capacities of 1.4, 1.6, and 2 tonnes – and the S class, with 1.6 and 2 tonne load capacities. Both have lift heights of up to 12 metres.

The S Class features a larger cabin, fitted with a rotating MoveSeat and headrest and controls integrated into the armrest. The Crown-designed FlexBack system enables drivers to view elevated loads without craning their necks.

All models can be fitted with options for specific applications – rack height selection, load recognition, tilt position assistance and mast or fork-mounted cameras.

Three sets of hydraulic controls are available – multi-task, fingertip, and dual-lever – depending on driver preference or the application.

Drivers can also decide whether the electronic steering should rotate just 180 degrees or a full 360 degrees.

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The trucks are fitted with energy-saving regenerative braking, and feature offset masts, which help improve visibility. Access to the cab has been made easier, with a long, low step and long grab-handles.

The desktop in the cab has an integrated clipboard, while the Work Assist tubular mount can hold data terminals and barcode scanners.

All models feature Access 123 technology, which monitors and communicates real-time data from key lift truck systems. Advanced diagnostics mean that service engineers can pinpoint faults instantly and test components on the spot.

*Crown has also launched InfoLink, a wireless fleet management system designed to help improve health and safety, reduce maintenance costs and boost productivity.

Real-time information on location, performance, driver productivity, unauthorised use, and maintenance requirements, can be sent from the trucks’ sensors, via email to the management team.

It features customisable, pre-use electronic checklists which can lock a truck down and inform management instantly if checks have not been fully carried out.

The system can help cut maintenance costs since managers can be kept updated with actual usage hours. This means unnecessary service can be avoided along with overdue maintenance.

The system can be run on existing 802.11 wireless LAN systems, so no costly new data transmission set-up data is needed.

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