Crown Equipment Corp., Bremen, Ohio, has introduced the Crown SR 5000 Series moving-mast reach truck for cold-storage environments. The Crown SR 5000 features a cold store cabin that allows operators to remain productive in harsh environments where temperatures can reach as low as minus 20 F. The truck is designed for food and beverage applications where lift heights up to 37.5 feet are often required.
The Crown SR 5000 moving-mast reach truck is designed to lessen the impact of the cold conditions and ensure optimum reach truck performance, energy savings, and minimal maintenance in cold temperature environments. The truck’s cold store cabin is completely integrated into the truck to provide optimal comfort and performance. The truck also features Crown’s exclusive Access 1 2 3 Comprehensive System Control, which allows the AC technology to deliver power and handling matched to the needs of the operator and specific application.
The 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 easily 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 rugged cabin structure of the reach truck 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 the 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 machine 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.