Crown unveils C-5 internal combustion engine forklift range


Crown Equipment has redesigned the IC engine for its new C-5 Series, to boost the forklift's longevity and performance

Crown unveils C-5 internal combustion engine forklift range
Crown C-5 forklift and its rear radiator

 

Material handling company Crown Equipment has announced a new internal combustion engine for its forklift range to combat harsh working conditions.

Crown Equipment says the new C-5 power plant, designed with John Deere Power Systems, has a 2.4 litre engine with a cast iron cylinder head and gear-driven valve train.

"This true industrial approach from top to bottom allows extended maintenance intervals in even the most aggressive environments," the company says.

The new engines include a new cooling system that Crown believes will extend the life of the engine and boost its operating performance.

"Crown's standard Dual Radiator on C-5 forklift trucks provides separate cooling for the engine and transmission," it says.

"The radiator core design further supports temperature management by reducing the potential for debris build-up on radiators; keeping everyday operations moving even in the most intense environments." 

For increased cooling, Crown has an On-Demand Cooling system that moves the fan to the rear of the vehicle under the control of an independent hydraulic motor.

"Controlling the fan independent of the engine allows the fan rotation to be reversed on engine start-up to clear debris from the radiator, virtually eliminating the need for radiator clearings," Crown says.

"The fan is only used when necessary, saving energy and increasing fuel economy. Additionally, the fan operates 30 per cent faster at idle speed to keep the powertrain cool."

Manufactured in Crown’s US facility, the engines feature in the Crown C-5 series forklift range are suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.

 

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