Narrow aisles present a mixed blessing - while you can store more items in the extra racking they provide, they also make pallet handling more challenging in such confined spaces. The new ESR5000 series from Crown combines the latest in design and mechanical advances to increase efficiency and safety in these tight spaces.
With no two operators working in exactly the same manner, much of the design philosophy behind the ESR5000 was focussed on individual operator preferences. Operators can now choose the right set of hydraulic controls for their application from a selection of multitask, fingertip-operated or dual-lever options. And each driver can also choose whether the infinitely adjustable electronic steering rotates 180° or 360°.
To maximise performance through better ergonomics, Crown started with the operator seat, the most used item in any reach truck!
Operators spend a lot of time sitting down, so seating comfort is key. The ESR 5000 is fitted with a super-ergonomic suspension seat with built-in controls. Conveniently placed within the cabin are an easy-reach desktop with integrated clipboard and many convenient storage areas. There is also a Work Assist tubular mount for data terminals and scanners.
Finally, to perform well, 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.
Crown has also addressed uptime in the ESR5000 series, equipping all models with their internally developed Access 1 2 3TM technology that monitors and adjusts key vehicle systems and vastly simplifies troubleshooting. The easy-to-use InfoPointTM 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.
Because Crown designs and manufactures up to 85% of the components used in its electric 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.
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. Adding more value and lowering the total cost of ownership for warehouse managers.
According to Crown, the ESR5000 series sets a new benchmark in operating efficiency and safety for the industry.