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Bariani Olive Oil discovers one Crown C-5 forklift can do the work of two forklifts

Bariani Olive Oil, an organic olive oil producer that maintains its own farming and bottling systems, realized its older counterbalance forklifts weren’t able to keep pace with its growth and the increased demand of its busy harvest season. The company turned to Crown Equipment, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, to help increase efficiency and productivity.

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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. read more »»

Increase uptime in harsh working environments

Growing, packing and distributing agricultural products, especially in hot, dusty environments like California, can be a challenge. Peri & Sons Farms, one of the largest onion-to-seed companies in the world, understands what it takes to meet this challenge. This family-owned business grows, packs and ships premium onions six days a week, with employees working 10-12 hour shifts. Thick dust and grit in the air, as well as onion peels carpeting the ground, create a harsh environment, so the company was experiencing excessive downtime to prevent their forklifts from overheating. Operators were forced to shut down the truck multiple times per shift to clear the radiator and allow the powertrain to cool – a time consuming procedure. read more »»

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