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Crown Equipment’s C-5 Series keeps Bland Farms on the move during busy harvest season

Located near Savannah, Georgia, Bland Farms began as a five-acre farm in the 1980s and has since grown to operate on 2,300 acres of land across the United States, becoming the world’s largest producer of Vidalia onions. The family-owned business also maintains growing operations in Peru and Mexico and ships about four million boxes annually.

During the Georgia operation’s eight-week harvest season, Bland Farms uses a fleet of more than 50 lift trucks, each operating up to 20 hours per day to move upwards of 1,000 thousand-pound bins during the high volume operation.

The fleet endures harsh operating conditions, where there’s dust and fine debris, extreme heat and humidity. This is where the Crown C-5 Series excels due to its high-performance powertrain, precise cooling, ergonomic design and stability.

“If I could tell anybody about what a C-5 has done for my daily business, it’s one less problem I have to deal with,” noted Troy Bland, chief operating officer, Bland Farms. “I don’t worry about my forklifts as much as I used to.”

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