Warehouse managers were impressed by the enhanced productivity and energy efficiency of the Crown ESR 4500 reach truck. Now Crown is offering new levels of performance and improved features in the latest ESR 5000 Series, while the S-Class model offers a quantum leap forward in ergonomic innovation.
There’s a limit to the productivity of even the most skilled and enthusiastic workforce – the limit imposed by the tools available. Warehouse workers need lift trucks that can move more pallets in less time – safely, efficiently, ergonomically. To make that happen, every detail needs to be custom-designed. Crown’s unique philosophy of designing and manufacturing up to 85% of the components used in Crown lift trucks means the ESR 5000 sit-down reach truck can be tailored for improved performance, greater efficiency and reduced downtime.
Improving performance by optimising ergonomics
Working in greater comfort – with intuitive controls, better visibility and greater stability – operators are naturally more productive. But each individual is different, which is why the ESR 5000 is so flexible.
Operators can choose the right set of hydraulic controls for their application from a selection of multitask, fingertip-operated or dual-lever options. Each driver can choose whether the electronic steering rotates 180° or 360°, benefiting to the full from the infinitely adjustable steering column. Climbing in and out is easy, thanks to a low step, long grab-handles and non-abrasive rounded surfaces. There’s also plenty of room for long legs and tall bodies.
Operators spend a lot of time sitting down, so seating is key. The ESR 5000 is fitted with a super-ergonomic suspension seat with built-in controls. Matched by an easy-reach desktop with integrated clipboard and lots of convenient storage areas, plus a Work Assist tubular mount for data terminals and scanners.
Finally, operators need a broad, unimpeded field of vision at all times. All ESR 5000 models are fitted with Crown’s unique offset mast and patented overhead guard, giving operators an exceptional view of the vehicle and surrounding area.
Improving performance by maximising uptime
To keep reach trucks up and running for optimum productivity, Crown developed Access 1 2 3™ technology that monitors and adjusts key vehicle systems and vastly simplifies troubleshooting. The easy-to-use InfoPoint™ maintenance system means that service engineers don’t spend hours fiddling with laptops or handsets – faults are pinpointed instantly and components can be tested right then and there.
Improving performance through high-level vertical integration
Crown designs and manufactures up to 85% of the components used in Crown lift trucks, including traction and hydraulic pump motors. Each component is optimised to suit the characteristics of each truck. The result is enhanced performance, greater energy efficiency and minimised maintenance. Along with excellent acceleration, outstanding responsiveness and high-speed lifting and lowering of loads. Naturally the entire model range is fitted with energy-saving regenerative braking.
‘S’ stands for Science of productivity
The ESR 5000 S-Class is the top-of-the-range option for warehouse managers who demand only the best. The operator compartment is an optimised environment that positions operators so they have more precise control, a better view of the load and their surroundings, and easier access to the tools they need for any task. All these improvements are based on exhaustive analysis of the ways an operator’s body moves in all kinds of situations. The larger cabin, coupled with the new rotating MoveSeat™ (complete with headrest), enhances the field of vision and reduces flexing and rotation of neck and trunk. Controls are integrated into the armrests, which move with the seat. The Crown-designed FlexBack™ system with quick-adjust lumbar support allows operators to recline easily, so that they can view elevated loads without craning their necks. The results of this refinement? Operators who stay alert for longer, work faster – and enjoy every shift!
The innovation doesn’t stop there
All ESR 5000 models can be fitted with options to meet specific application needs: rack height selection, load recognition system, tilt position assistance and mast- or fork-mounted camera systems. Useful extras such as drink holders, a trash bin, reading lights, or scan gun holders are also available. They all sum up to a simple advantage: making the most of operator time. more value and lowering the total cost of ownership for warehouse managers.
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.