Crown reach truck heats up
productivity in cold conditions
Aug 26, 2010 7:00 AM
Crown Equipment Corporation has introduced the Crown SR 5000 Series moving-mast reach truck for cold-storage environments. The SR 5000 features a cold store cabin that allows operators to remain productive in harsh environments where temperatures can reach as low as –20° F. The truck is designed as a perfect fit for food and beverage applications where lift heights up to 450 inches are often required.
The SR 5000 moving mast reach truck is designed to lessen the impact of cold conditions and ensure optimum reach truck performance, energy savings, and minimal maintenance in cold temperature environments. The truck’s cold store cabin is integrated into the truck to provide comfort and performance. The truck also features Crown’s Access 1 2 3 Comprehensive System Control, which allows the advanced AC technology to deliver power and handling matched to the needs of the operator and specific application.
Design of the cold store cabin is based around the operator and considers visibility from every angle, which is important in cold-storage applications where pedestrians and other operators may not see or hear as well. Through the large, scratch-resistant windows, operators can view the fork tips and load through a clear visibility mast. Quick defrosting is achieved through heated windows and electric wipers with intermittent, low, and high settings. Airtight windows coupled with electronically controlled twin heaters and fans, plus five adjustable air vents, keep the cabin interior warm and comfortable. An adjustable steering column and ergonomically designed seat with an integrated armrest bolster operator comfort while driving.
The cabin of the SR 5000 is constructed from tubular steel and is enhanced with a heavy-duty skirt. Internal truck components are also treated with anti-corrosion compounds and sealants to lessen the impact of cold conditions and help prevent rust from forming in the condensation-rich environments. Crown also uses a specially formulated cold store hydraulic oil and grease to coat all moving parts of the SR 5000 to ensure high performance levels at low temperatures.
The SR 5000 is available with a range of application-specific options including three types of hydraulic controls (multi-task, fingertip, and dual-lever), an intercom system, heated seat, work lights, strobe, and a camera system.
For more information, visit www.crown.com.
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