Fork tip visibility is an important factor for productive working in the warehouse. That is why the fork tip on Crown trucks is marked with colour indicators as standard. No more than a quick glance by the operator will be required in order to position a load more effectively at height.
Three diagonal orange bars are recessed on the upper surface of the forks of all Crown high level order pickers while the top of the forks of all Crown pallet trucks have an orange triangle at the tapered end. All other Crown models incorporate three diagonal orange bars recessed into both the upper and under side of the forks.
”Sometimes it can be difficult to see the exact position of the forks” explains Gary Thurner, Product Marketing Manager at Crown in Munich. ”In order to compensate for this, the operators move the forks very slowly to the desired position and in so doing slow down the process. Other operators try to solve the problem by experimenting, which can result in damage to products, shelves or pallets.” With the help of the fork tip indicators, the operator can position the forks significantly more quickly when placing and retrieving pallets at heights or at floor level.
Crown’s fork tip indicators, unique within the industry, ensure efficiency and confidence and help to prevent damage to product pallets or racks in the warehouse.
Crown Equipment Corporation is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of electric lift trucks. Since the company first started building materials handling equipment in the 1950s, Crown products have won numerous industry accolades. From the smallest pallet trucks through to the largest VNA trucks, Crown uses leading-edge design, innovative engineering and high-quality manufacturing techniques to respond to the full range of customer needs, achieving exceptional standards of reliability and productivity.
Crown has a unique corporate structure, characterised by the highest levels of vertical integration in the industry. This enables the company to keep tight control of development, production and customer support. Up to 85 percent of the components used in Crown products are developed and manufactured by Crown in custom-built facilities. Crown is committed to offering customers superior value that reduces TCO (Total Cost of Ownership).
Crown Equipment Corporation is a family-owned business with head offices in the USA, Australia and Germany. Crown now operates a global distribution and service network with more than 70 fully-owned subsidiaries and over 300 independent dealerships.