Pallet Stacker offers electronic power steering.

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Using SH/SHR 5500 Stacker Series, operators can lift, stack, and move loads weighing up to 4,000 lb in aisles as tight as 7 ft. High-visibility mast, carriage, and reach mechanism optimize load handling and positioning. X10® Handle and electronic power steering give operators precise control while minimizing fatigue. Through Access 1 2 3® Comprehensive System Control, users have ability to adjust performance parameters to best meet application requirements.

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Stack to the Max

Electronic Power Steering New Feature on New Crown Stacker

New Bremen, Ohio, March 26, 2008 - Companies with snug storage spaces understand the importance of maximizing cube utilization. And when it's time to move merchandise or manufacturing parts, it needs to be done efficiently and safely. Crown recently introduced the SH/SHR 5500 Stacker Series, offering a fast, efficient way to lift, stack and move merchandise, even in tight aisles and crowded backrooms.

Crown's stacker was designed to work where space is limited. Due to its standard electronic power steering and brake override features, the SH/SHR is able to maneuver in aisles as compact as seven feet, while the high-visibility mast, carriage and redesigned reach mechanism improve load handling and positioning. Operators are able to load quickly and accurately, saving time. Only Crown's SH/SHR 5500 Series stackers include the X10® Handle and electronic power steering. These features give operators precise control with ease while reducing fatigue. The powerful combination means the SH/SHR operator can lift and maneuver loads as heavy as
4,000 lbs using only one hand.

With its reach mechanism, the SH/SHR 5500 Series has the ability to perform like a counterbalanced lift truck which offers customers a great deal of flexibility. "Crown understands productivity comes from an ergonomic design that is reliable and durable, ultimately meeting the unique demands of each circumstance," said Product Manager Rod Squires. "We often find counterbalanced trucks used in situations where a stacker is really a better tool. Crown's Access 1 2 3®, power steering and brake override - effortlessly controlled with one finger - and AC traction motor provide a significantly tighter turning radius than typical counterbalanced lift trucks."

The SH/SHR 5500 Series stacker is designed for intelligent performance and ease of operation. By utilizing Crown TechnovationTM* through its exclusive Access 1 2 3 Comprehensive System Control, users have the ability to adjust performance parameters to best meet specific application requirements.

About Crown Equipment Corporation
Crown ( is the number one brand of electric lift trucks in
the United States and the sixth largest lift truck manufacturer in the world. Crown's award-winning line of lift trucks has earned a reputation for exceptional product design, engineering and manufacturing. From the smallest hand pallet truck to the highest lifting turret truck, Crown seeks to provide users with safe, efficient and ergonomic lift trucks that lower total cost of ownership and maximize uptime. Headquartered in New Bremen, Ohio, Crown lift trucks are manufactured and sold throughout the world.

* Technovation is the fusion of technology and innovation.

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