Crown Equipment Corporation’s Crown WP 3000 includes technology such as AC traction and e-GEN braking. The brushless AC motor technology is designed to provide responsive acceleration, smooth direction changes, and consistent performance throughout the battery discharge cycle. Crown’s e-GEN braking system utilizes full-motor braking to provide operators with smooth, consistent braking; and, because braking occurs in the motor, energy is returned to the battery for further efficiency gains. Both systems improve uptime by reducing routine maintenance and adjustments associated with motor brushes and friction brakes, leading to greater reliability and lower service costs, according to the company.
A 30 percent improvement in grade clearance at the fork heel reduces wear on the truck’s undercarriage, which translates into extended truck, drive tire, and fork life. Operators also benefit from smoother operation due to less frequent contact. The riser axle is positioned at the highest possible point on the forks, eliminating frequent, costly repairs that occur over time as a result of constant contact with dock boards, pallets, and uneven floors. The smooth, rounded fork tip design simplifies pallet entry, and the tips are boxed in to add strength to the heavy-duty forks.
The Crown WP 3000 Series comes with a five-year supplemental power unit and fork weldment guarantee.
The Crown WP 3000 also includes Crown’s X10 Control Handle, which features advanced ergonomics so operators can experience less fatigue and work more efficiently. The raise and lower buttons are designed to provide tactile feedback and are ideally positioned for blending lift/lower and traction regardless of travel direction. When working in tight spaces, the brake override mode enables operators to position the handle in the near vertical position while engaging traction at creep speed for fine-tuned load positioning. The cast-aluminum control handle with structural webbing is designed to withstand routine impacts encountered while operators work in extremely tight spaces.