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Crown Equipment introduces four-wheel SC 6000 counterbalanced forklift

The four-wheel forklift steering axle provides a turning radius and maneuverability that rivals three-wheel versions


March 4, 2016
by MM&D Online Staff

Recently launched in Europe, the four-wheel forklift features a Crown-developed steering axle that provides a turning radius and maneuverability that rivals three-wheel versions.

Recently launched in Europe, the four-wheel forklift features a Crown-developed steering axle that provides a turning radius and maneuverability that rivals three-wheel versions.

NEW BREMEN, Ohio–Crown Equipment Corporation has introduced the Crown SC 6000 Series. Recently launched in Europe, the four-wheel forklift features a Crown-developed steering axle that provides a turning radius and maneuverability that rivals three-wheel versions.

The electric sit-down counterbalanced forklift also offers features to improve operator performance in tough conditions, including new soft and hard cab options. The rugged design of the hard cabin and the two-way sliding, locking windows on the clear view doors improve operators’ control of their working conditions.

The soft cabin has an acrylic top and rear window and doors that can be rolled up or down as weather conditions change.

Austrian company Gebrüder Weiss Transport & Logistik GmbH was one of the companies that field-tested the new Crown SC 6000 during the forklift’s development.

“The robust and durable Crown SC 6000 Series forklift impressed us, both with its functional and ergonomic design, and its reliable and productivity-enhancing technology,” said Werner Drnec, purchasing and operations manager at Gebrüder Weiss. “The four-wheel model is exceptionally versatile and offers great ease of use, impressive hydraulic performance, and superb all-round visibility – even when a cab is fitted.”

The Crown SC 6000 features Crown’s Intrinsic Stability System, which provides operators with a proactive approach to stability and control for ever-changing conditions. The intelligent system uses integrated sensors and controllers to constantly monitor and control key functions and movements of the forklift to enhance safety and performance. For instance, the on-board intelligence helps the operator maintain constant speed on ramps and provides travel and cornering speed control based on load weight, lift height, steer angle and truck speed.

“The Crown SC Series has gained a reputation as the multipurpose workhorse of the industry, providing the power and maneuverability to move in and out of trailers, perform dock and ramp work, and handle loads from staging and transporting to put-away,” said Tony Young, marketing product manager, Crown Equipment. “The Crown SC 6000 extends that reputation by giving operators the comfort and confidence they need to tackle heavy loads in unpredictable weather and work comfortably and productively throughout their entire shift indoors or out.”

The frame of the Crown SC 6000 is equipped with heavy-duty, 3/4-inch steel plate and I-beam mast rails that resist bending and twisting. The forklift, which also features steel-constructed steer axles and tough Crown-built drive units and AC motors, can support load capacities ranging from 3,000 to 4,000 pounds depending on the model.