Crown releases 18 tonne truck

Crown launches the CDV180S-7 18 tonne lift truck marking the company’s entry into the heavyweight league

Crown releases 18 tonne truck
Crown releases 18 tonne truck

December 9, 2011

Crown has launched the CDV180S-7 18 tonne lift truck, marking the company’s entry into the heavyweight league.

With more power than any other comparable IC vehicle, and a 1200cm load centre, the CDV180S-7 is designed for high levels of capability and capacity.

Companies operating in industries such as timber yards, mines, steel mills, paper merchants, as well as importers and exporters of heavy products will find the CDV180S-7 brings new features and specifications to the range of lift truck options available to them.

The CDV180S-7 boasts a new generation Tier 3 electronic control 254 HP 7.6l diesel engine that provides high torque at low revs, reduces fuel consumption, and meets or exceeds current environmental requirements.

This power and efficiency is matched by advanced synchronisation of the drive train with the vehicle’s hydraulics system.

Rated with a 1200mm load centre, it has a capacity that is almost double what most 16 tonne units can lift at a 600mm load centre.

The driver cabin includes a centrally positioned heated leather seat with a clear, uninterrupted view of the forks.

Heating and cooling comprises separate airconditioning and heating ducts for the dash and the roof, as well as an efficient defrosting nozzle for the front window.

The dash is fitted with both digital and analogue instrument panels, as well as a technically advanced sound system.

Additional features of the CDV180S-7 include a rear view camera, distance-measuring infrared camera, wheel steering sensors, weight scales and an air compressor for general cleaning and maintenance of the driver’s seat and footwell.

All controls are ergonomically located, with six roller bearings giving speed and precision to the lifting process.

Ease of maintenance has also been designed and built into the CDV180S-7, with a tilting cabin and hood system, centralised fuse and relay box, centralised steering axle grease inlet and conveniently located control valve.

"The introduction of the CDV180S-7 is a major move by Crown," says Crown Equipment General Manager Marketing Craig Kenchington.

"As with all our trucks, we have invested heavily in both time and money to ensure that we once again bring advancements to the lift truck industry."

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