Equipment

ES 4000 Series Forklifts

Crown Equipment

July 23, 2013 - Equipment

Crown Equipment Corporation’s Crown ES 4000 Stacker Series is capable of handling capacities up to 3,500 lbs. and can reach a lift height of 132 inches.

The compact pallet stacker has a fork-over design where the forks nest directly over the outriggers to handle a variety of items, from open-bottom pallets and skids to wire baskets. It can be used for stacking, stock replenishment, and work positioning, among other uses.

At the core of the Crown ES 4000 is the heavy-duty drive unit, which features an AC drive motor and cast iron gear box. The AC traction system offers responsive control and smooth directional changes. The motor’s brushless design eliminates the need for routine brush inspection and replacement. Crown’s e-GEN braking system uses the motor’s torque to deliver frictionless braking, which eliminates mechanical braking during normal operations and significantly reduces the need for brake adjustments and overall maintenance, according to the company.

Crown’s Access 1 2 3 technology provides optimum performance and control through coordination of traction, hydraulic, braking and other forklift systems. The customer can configure the truck so that the display interface allows operators to choose from three performance settings that can be programmed to customize stacker performance for specific applications or operator requirements. Up to 25 secure PIN codes can be assigned to individual operators and matched to one of the pre-programmed performance profiles. Speed, acceleration, plugging, and lift system performance can be set to accommodate differences in operator skill levels.

Access 1 2 3 provides built-in diagnostics that allow technicians to access real-time troubleshooting capabilities. The Access 1 2 3 display panel provides operator information that includes a battery discharge indicator (BDI), an hour meter, operator and service messages, and event codes. The forklift can also be equipped with Crown Equipment’s InfoLink, a wireless fleet and operator management system that delivers data from forklifts through content-rich dashboards that help fleet managers focus on real efficiency opportunities. The software turns mounds of real-time and historic data into organized, prioritized, and actionable information. 

The Crown ES 4000 also includes Crown’s X10 Control Handle, which features advanced ergonomics so operators can work more efficiently, and offers proportional lift-and-lower control for precise handling and load placement. A patented brake override feature ensures accurate maneuvering in tight spaces when the handle is in the near-vertical position, reducing the risk of damage to the truck, load, and facility. The handle also features a switch that allows operators to quickly change to a slower speed to help navigate tight areas or position loads. A die-cast aluminum handle features structural webbing and attaches to a heavy-duty steel tiller arm for long-lasting durability.

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