The handle is the key part of a pallet truck which helps the operator to work with the truck safely and productively. For this reason, Crown has developed the ergonomic and innovative X10® handle and has included it on all of its pallet truck and powered stacker series. A decisive advantage is the centre-mounted tiller and handle.
This guarantees excellent fork tip visibility from the normal driving position and also optimal visibility on both sides of the truck. The load can be placed more quickly and operating errors or damage to the goods reduced. Furthermore, the operator is always the same distance from the power unit with the centre-mounted handle during both right and left hand turns. The result: The risk of accidents is minimised and the productivity of the operator is maximised.
Award-winning X10® handle
The X10® handle is easy to operate due to its simple, visible and intuitive controls. Minimum hand and wrist movements are required during operation. The light steering allows the operator to work in a confident, safe and efficient manner.
The ‘brake override’ function is ideal for working in cramped conditions, as the lift truck will travel at a very low speed with the handle in an almost vertical position. When used in this position, the handle stays within the contours of the truck and therefore allows excellent manoeuvrability in even the tightest of spaces.
Crown’s X10® handle has already won two international design prizes. It was awarded the famous ‘iF product design award‘ from iF Design Forum in Hanover and the coveted ‘red dot award‘ which is annually awarded by the Design Centre Nordrhein Westfalen for superior and innovative design.
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.