An agent for a well-regarded express freight company on the New South Wales mid-north coast is benefitting from rolling improvements to Crown Equipment’s internal combustion forklifts.
David and Lara Berry, who operate their business up to seven days per week performing over 600 deliveries per day, have recently added a Crown C-5 Series internal combustion forklift to their company’s fleet.
The company’s C-5 Series forklift is replacing another Crown 2.5-tonne internal combustion forklift which was purchased earlier and provided a decade of reliable service.
David and Lara Berry said that comfort, ease of use, lifting capacity, reliability, low emissions and quiet running are important factors when choosing a forklift.
“We bought our first Crown forklift 10 years ago and the machine has performed well over the years. It’s been a great truck,” Mr Berry said.
“Compared to our previous forklift from another brand it was faster, nicer to drive and capable of lifting heavier freight cells.
“Its capacity was about one-and-a-half times higher yet it was noticeably more economical. Running on LPG it made less fumes than the old truck, too.
“Its addition to the business gave us a 20 per cent time saving over our previous forklift,” he said.
Mr Berry said the new C-5 Series forklift has taken these improvements a step further.
“Our C-5 is faster again, more economical and quieter than our previous Crown,” he said.
“It has soft-feel tyres and is less fatiguing to drive, with no thumping while going over the dip in the driveway.”
Mr Berry said that service is another positive aspect of dealing with Crown.
“Crown staff are easy to deal with. They make the buying experience easy with good communication,” he said.
“Their service technicians are on the ball, they know when it’s time for servicing and they contact us to organise it.
“The forklifts have been reliable between services. I’d definitely recommend Crown to other businesses.”
The Berrys have run their business since 1999. The company delivers freight between Woolgoolga and Dorrigo and also operates its line-haul freight operation between Coffs Harbour and Grafton.
Caption: David and Lara Berry, who operate their business up to seven days per week performing over 600 deliveries per day, have recently added a Crown C-5 Series internal combustion forklift to their company’s fleet.