Crown adds narrower-chassis
reach truck to RM 6000 Series
Dec 12, 2011 7:00 AM
Crown Equipment Corporation has added a narrower-chassis truck to its RM 6000 Series of narrow-aisle reach trucks with the MonoLift mast.
This new model has a 42-inch-wide chassis and can reach 400 inches while delivering up to 1,000 pounds more capacity at full height. The RM Series is designed with a patent-pending boxed-in cross-section mast to reduce twisting and flexing associated with dual, upright, conventional masts.
Similar to the larger S Class RM forklift released earlier, visibility is a focus of the Crown RM 6000 model. The MonoLift mast is offset seven inches to the left of the operator, allowing maximum visibility at height, eye, and ground levels.
The MonoLift mast also reduces cylinder damage when working in tunnels, conveyors, and drive-in rack applications. The RM 6000 mast design uses one fewer cylinder than conventional mast trucks and protects the cylinders by locating them near the center of the truck. This minimizes contact with racking by more than 50%.
The truck also offers Vision System options to help operators increase precision and productivity at height. The Vision System includes the Laser Fork Guide option and a camera option. The Laser Fork Guide mounts on the fork carriage, projecting a red laser line at fork level, allowing operators to easily guide forks into the pallet. For an elevated view of the pallet location, Crown’s camera with color monitor aids operators with pallet placement and rack identification at height.
The RM 6000 Series features a reach sense technology that provides a soft start and stop when using the pantograph reach mechanism, standard AC motors, regenerative brakes and lowering system, and electronic steering.
Controllability is enhanced with the OnTrac anti-slip traction control system, designed to keep the truck from slipping on wet, dusty, or sealed floors. By reducing tire spin during acceleration and preventing wheel lock-up during braking, the system reduces slipping and sliding.
The RM 6000 is also the latest forklift to be qualified as part of Crown’s fuel cell qualification program for its line of electric forklifts. The fuel-cell-powered RM 6000 features fuel cell controls and gauges integrated into the truck dashboard and offers programmable performance settings and advanced diagnostics for the fuel cell power unit. The Access 1 2 3 system control is connected directly to the fuel cell power unit.
The fuel cell hydrogen level indicator allows parameters to be set for a low fuel warning. Operators receive an alert when the fuel cell hydrogen pressure reaches a pre-determined level based on the size of the facility and distance to its hydrogen refueling stations. The Access 1 2 3 display screen on the dashboard of the truck calls attention to information about fuel cell performance and allows authorized users to adjust performance settings. Technicians can use the dashboard display to view fault codes, including the last-event code. A refueling mode uses a bar graph to show refueling status.
For more information, visit www.crown.com.
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