Crown Equipment Introduces a 4,000-Pound Capacity Walkie Straddle Stacker
By Grocery Headquarters Staff
Crown Equipment Corporation, a material handling company, has expanded the capacity range of its Crown SX 3000 Series stacker. Available in North America and Latin America, the new Crown SX 3000-40 walkie straddle stacker has a maximum load capacity of 4,000-pounds and a maximum lift height of 192-inches. The Crown SX 3000-40 is designed to allow operators to maneuver in small spaces, such as those commonly found in grocery and retail facilities, and stack single pallet loads three levels or higher. Its compact design and innovative controls provide a safe and effective way to maximize storage space and improve efficiency, company officials say. The stacker includes Crown’s X1 Handle that features advanced ergonomics and a cast aluminum design. The brake override function allows travel with the handle in a near vertical position so the truck can turn in an area almost as small as its own footprint, providing maneuverability and reducing the risk of damage to the truck, load and facility, officials add. “Operators who utilize the Crown SX 3000 Series stackers appreciate the benefits they provide,” says Rod Squires, product manager. “The stackers are a dependable and durable addition to any forklift fleet where there is a need to carry and stack heavy loads while maneuvering in tight spaces.” The Crown SX 3000-40 allows managers to use six- to seven-foot aisles so they can stack more product in the same size room. With the pallets stacked vertically on an organized rack system, operators are able to quickly locate and select the desired product without having to move numerous loads. The stacker’s low-profile power unit and clear mast design improve operator visibility while working with elevated loads or moving products throughout the facility. The Crown SX 3000-40 comes standard with a maintenance-free battery pack and a 30-amp, 120-volt onboard charger so battery charging can take place anywhere in the facility. It joins the Crown SH 5500-40 as a second 4,000-pound walkie straddle stacker option available to match customers’ specific applications and duty-cycle requirements.