RM 6000 delivers more capacity
at height within narrow footprint
Mar 24, 2011 7:00 AM
Crown Equipment Corporation is offering the Crown RM 6000 Series, a narrow-aisle reach truck with a MonoLift mast. The RM 6000 can reach 505 inches and deliver up to 1,000 pounds more capacity at height. It is equipped with forks that travel upward at 153 feet per minute.
Lift height and capacity qualifications of the RM 6000 enable greater flexibility throughout the warehouse by allowing most loads to be placed at any height and/or any open slot. They also can help deliver financial benefits related to warehouse design and construction. Crown has calculated potential capital savings of approximately $2.6 million on a 250,000-square-foot freezer warehouse by building up and not out, thanks to the RM 6000 lift heights and capacities.
Visibility is notably better on the RM 6000 at height, eye, and ground levels. The MonoLift mast is offset seven inches to the left of the operator and narrows the higher it goes. Further, Crown reshaped the reach carriage to create a larger window at eye level, giving the operator a better view of fork tips and load. The load backrest was modified by designing a notch in the upper right-hand corner so operators could easily scan at ground level from their position in the forklift.
Crown also responded to common operator controllability challenges associated with mast sway and twisting when managing heavier loads at high heights. The rigid design of the MonoLift mast on the RM 6000 is rooted in the boxed-in cross-section construction originally developed for the companyís turret trucks. In addition, the RM 6000 features a reach sense technology that provides a soft start and stop when using the pantograph reach mechanism.
Controllability is further enhanced via Crown OnTrac Anti-Slip Traction Control. This system is 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. This decreases tire wear, increases efficiency, helps reduce the risk of accidents and product damage, and improves operator confidence in slick conditions.
The RM 6000 Series features standard AC motors, regenerative brakes and lowering system, and electronic steering. These features, combined with the option to use a larger battery, position the RM 6000 for energy savings and run time improvements of 25% or more depending on the application.
For more information, visit www.crown.com.
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