Crown Equipment Corporation has enhanced its multipurpose workhorse forklift to help businesses increase productivity and profitability in their warehouses.
The three new features added to Crown’s SC 5200 Series of sit-down counterbalanced forklifts are faster travel speeds for the 48-volt AC systems option that allow operators to increase productivity, optional fingertip and joystick hydraulic control options that optimize operator comfort and performance, and an optional two-stage lift mast that delivers flexibility in multiple demanding applications.
Introduced in 2011 as the shortest 3,000-lb-capacity truck in the industry, the SC 5200 enabled operators to gain flexibility maneuvering within tight work spaces such as 10-foot aisles. The three-wheel design of the SC 5200 makes it an ideal forklift for dock, transportation or racking applications. Forklifts in the series support load capacities ranging from 3,000 to 4,000 pounds depending on the model.
Users can choose between Crown’s 36- or 48-volt AC systems depending on applications. These systems include Crown’s integrated AC traction and hydraulic systems that increase productivity with an efficient use of power. The forklift features on-demand steering that lowers noise levels, a single hydraulic motor designed for improved efficiency, and faster lift speeds that can help maximize productivity.
Crown Access 1 2 3 Comprehensive System Control provides on-board intelligence that monitors and controls all systems of the SC 5200 to ensure superior performance and reliability. The Intrinsic Stability System uses Crown Access 1 2 3 to proactively support safety and efficiency by monitoring performance based on the operating environment, such as the lift truck’s direction, speed, wheel angle, and fork position. For example, the forklift automatically limits travel speeds based on load weight, lift height, and steer angle.
The SC 5200 offers several ergonomic features, including optional fingertip and joystick controls that help minimize operator arm movement and stress, and Crown’s patented FlexSeat that delivers comfort through an exclusive suspension, responsive back flex, and wider seat cushion. Operator visibility also is enhanced through operator-forward seating and superior mast configuration.
Additional information can be found at www.crown.com.