Crown unveils its first IC lift truck

Crown Equipment has announced it will launch its first company-manufactured internal combustion (IC) forklift, called the Crown C-5 Series, in Australia in April.

Crown Equipment has announced it will launch its first company-manufactured internal combustion (IC) forklift, called the Crown C-5 Series, in Australia in April.

The official launch date of April 4, 2011 will mark “the start of a new revolution in internal combustion powered lift trucks in Australia”, the company says.

The new Crown C-5 Series is designed to push the limits of IC performance.

According to Crown, the new model leverages the company’s core expertise and heritage in material handling to deliver commanding advantages to owners and operators seeking improved power and strength, service and uptime, and comfort and safety.

This unit will be marketed specifically to fleet customers in Australia alongside Crown’s existing extensive IC lift truck range.

The Crown C-5 features an industrial engine that was jointly developed with John Deere Power Systems (John Deere).

It also offers a ‘proactive approach’ to engine cooling and radiator clearing via an on-demand cooling system, along with design innovations that are said to improve operator visibility, comfort and productivity.

According to Crown, product owners will see immediate return on their investment from extended service intervals and an exclusive Crown power brake system that collectively reduce maintenance costs and downtime.