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Manoeuvrable walkie pallet trucks

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article image PW 3000 truck -- Crown’s strongest.

CROWN's heavy duty PW 3000 Series of walkie pallet trucks - the strongest walkies made to date by the company - are highly manoeuvrable and designed to perform in rugged environments on a frequent basis.

The 24V units meet non-stop duty cycles and can transport pallets weighing up to 4000kg.

Compared to its smaller brother the WP 2000 Series, the PW 3000 models have 42% more chassis weight for that added stability and durability in rugged environments, bolstered by a heavy steel chassis and fork assembly and the largest drive unit in the industry.

A refined control handle provides a high level of operator ergonomics. Dual, soft urethane twist grips have an automatic return to neutral when released. Two textures and a unique cam design aid in plugging, steering and long distance travel.

On the control pad are full width raise, lower and horn buttons for simple actuation. A third speed selector in the control handle may be used to shut off high speed when operating in congested areas.

A safety reversing button on the end of the control handle ensures the operator cannot be pinned against walls or racks as it will reverse the machine away from the body.

Sturdy construction greatly reduces the possibility of drive unit downtime in areas where there are rough floors and bad dock conditions. Designed as an all gear unit (i.e. no chain drive), each component is mounted on ball and roller bearings.

The top of the unit contains tapered roller bearings, while the bottom sits in a hardened steel roller race held securely by four shockproof rollers. Crown uses a 340mm diameter drive tyre to transform power to the floor - the largest found on a pallet truck.

For the operator, the ability to move the steering tiller through 180º allows the operator to continually reposition for best viewing angle while handling loads.

Recognising that fork assemblies take the brunt of loads and most physical abuse, the PW 3000 Series has an efficient and durable fork design that is wider than 225mm for greater load distribution, better floor-surface contact, and added stability and wheel life.

Other features include a large adjustable pull rod, a beefy riser assembly and an entry-exit roller system.

Of the PW 3000 Series' two power systems, the 24-volt system is available in two battery compartments that house industrial wet cell or maintenance free batteries with sufficient power to match the toughest applications.

The 165mm compartment provides up to 330A/hs while the 125mm compartment offers as much as 600A/h.

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