Turret Truck offers triple-stage mast option.

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Built for stability, TSP 6000 Series turret stockpicker offers triple-stage mast option to optimize lift height while minimizing collapsed height. Mono-Mast design functions like telescoping crane, minimizing deflection and twisting associated with dual-mast designs. MoveControl(TM) seat lets operators choose one of 4 preset operating positions for optimal visibility, and Multitask control handles let operators blend multiple functions.



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Triple-Stage Turret Reduces Collapsed Heights by Up to 25 Percent



Shorter Crown TSP 6000 Offers Same Great Lift Heights

NEW BREMEN, Ohio, Jan. 15, 2009 - Often lifting as high as a four-story building, turret trucks can be very tall - even in a fully collapsed, non-lifting state. While a higher lift height allows users to maximize vertical racking space, problems can arise when it's time to navigate through a facility. Turret trucks are frequently unable to travel through doors or tunnels, or under mezzanines and conveyors. Facility managers have long been forced to choose between a higher lift height for access to vertical space in the warehouse and a shorter collapsed height for access through lower horizontal spaces.

Now, with Crown's TSP 6000 Series and its new triple-stage mast option, customers no longer need to make that tough choice. The triple-stage mast offers customers the best of both worlds: a truck with very high lift heights, but with shorter collapsed heights.

"The triple-stage mast means the TSP 6000 can go places other turret trucks just can't go," said Senior Marketing Product Manager Matt Ranly. "Many facilities have tunnels, pipes, conveyors or doors that a turret truck needs to navigate under. In order to obtain a collapsed height that accommodates these structural elements, users often give up lift height and therefore forfeit valuable rows of pallet locations. With our new triple-stage mast, they don't have to make that sacrifice."

Customers do not have to forego stability or operator confidence either, thanks to Crown's exclusive Mono-Mast design. Turret trucks carry the load both in front of the operator cabin and off to the side; consequently, they are subject to a unique set of dynamic forces. The Mono-Mast on Crown turret trucks functions like a telescoping crane, minimizing the deflection and twisting associated with traditional dual-mast designs.

"Operators feel more stable on our triple-stage Mono-Mast than on competitors' two-stage dual masts," said Ranly. "That stability gives operators the confidence they need to be more productive."

About the TSP 6000 Series
The TSP 6000 Series turret stockpicker blends power and speed with safety and ergonomic features that improve operator productivity. The truck can travel 25 percent faster and lift 40 percent faster than competitor trucks. The MoveControl(TM) seat adds increased comfort, allowing operators to choose one of four preset operating positions for improved visibility. Multitask control handles help operators easily blend multiple functions, including travel, lift, pivot and raise.

The TSP 6000 has won several design awards, including an iF Product Design Award, GOOD DESIGN(TM) award, Red Dot award and International Design Excellence Award (IDEA) from the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA).

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 manufactures lift trucks that are sold throughout the world.

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