10/02/2014 - 18:31 pm

Crown Equipment Unveils New Heavy-Duty Hand Pallet Forklift | Industry News

Crown Equipment Corp. has unveiled its Crown PTH 50S model scissor lift hand pallet truck designed for applications using skids and open-bottom containers. It functions as a hand pallet truck and mobile work positioner that is suitable for a variety of workplace environments, including retail and manufacturing. 

Operators can elevate 2,200-lb. capacity loads up to 31.5 in. by using the handle to actuate the hydraulic lift. Crown’s PTH 50S features heavy-gauge steel forks and scissor legs that are stronger and more durable than other designs. The hydraulic pump is life tested to more than 1 million pump cycles to ensure trouble-free operation and long life. The truck’s steer and load wheels are engineered with high-quality compounds and bearings that lower rolling resistance and provide smooth, quiet operation for long-lasting performance. A 200°steering angle makes maneuvering in tight areas easier. 

Dayton Freight Lines, Inc., a private LTL freight carrier, utilizes the Crown PTH 50 Series, which is part of the same family of pallet trucks as the Crown PTH 50S, in its operation. The company currently has about 700 Crown PTH 50 Series pallet trucks in its 44 facilities across the Midwest. 

“The Crown PTH is a durable pallet truck that stands up to the wear and tear of our facilities. Our employees like using them, and I especially like that replacement parts are readily available to ensure any repair needs we have are quickly met,” said Dave Fast, vice president of maintenance at Dayton Freight. “We are very happy with the performance of the Crown PTH; in fact, I recently ordered another six trucks for our operation.”

The  pallet truck has an ergonomic handle design that minimizes operator fatigue. The control lever has three positions (raise, neutral, and lower) that can be operated with one finger. The neutral position eliminates pressure from the pump and allows the handle to move freely. When operators release the spring-loaded handle, it automatically returns to a vertical position. 

The Crown PTH 50S is now available in North America and Latin America.

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