Product News: Material Handling & Storage

Hand Pallet Forklift provides 2,200 lb capacity.

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February 17, 2014 - Designed for applications using skids and open-bottom containers, Crown PTH 50S Scissor Lift Hand Pallet Truck enables users to elevate 2,200 lb loads up to 31.5 in. by using handle to actuate hydraulic lift. System features heavy-gauge steel forks and scissor legs, 200° steering angle, ergonomic handle that minimizes operator fatigue, and 3-position control lever that can be operated with one finger. When operators release spring-loaded handle, it automatically returns to vertical position.

Crown Equipment Corp.

44 S. Washington St., New Bremen, OH, 45869, USA

Original Press Release

Crown Equipment Introduces New Hand Pallet Forklift

Press release date: February 6, 2014

NEW BREMEN, Ohio — Crown Equipment Corporation, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, today introduced the 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. The Crown PTH 50S is now available in North America and Latin America.

Operators can elevate 2,200-pound capacity loads up to 31.5 inches 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-degree 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 heavy-duty pallet truck has an ergonomic handle design that minimizes operator fatigue, resulting in increased productivity. The convenient control lever has three positions (raise, neutral and lower) that can be easily 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 supported by Crown’s extensive global network of more than 500 company-owned branches and independent dealers that are equipped with readily available parts.

About Crown Equipment Corporation
Crown Equipment is one of the world’s largest material handling companies. Crown’s award-winning line of forklifts maintains a reputation for advanced product design, engineering and technology, and integrated manufacturing processes. Offering a broad range of forklifts, as well as automation and fleet management technologies, Crown seeks to provide customers with forward thinking and innovative products designed to improve performance and lower operating costs. Headquartered in New Bremen, Ohio, with regional headquarters in Australia, China, Germany and Singapore, Crown operates a global service and distribution network. Additional information about Crown’s ideas for helping its customers advance the productivity of their operations and accomplish more can be found at crown.com.

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