The RC 5500 Intrinsic Stability Systems from Crown Equipment have been engineered to minimize the causes of unstable conditions while complementing safe, efficient operating practices that build operators’ confidence, rather than test it.
The hydraulic systems automatically control tilt and limit side-shift speed to increase vehicle stability and operator confidence.
The RC 5500 Series automatically controls travel speeds and braking based on fork height and other operating conditions. The tilt interlock systems keep forks from raising above free lift in those cases when forks and mast are tilted more than two degrees forward. More tilt at higher levels could tip the truck.
Crown’s tilt-table tests use real-world worst-case forces, which explain a counterweight exceeding ANSI standards.
The RC 5500 Intrinsic Stability Systems from Crown Equipment know the direction of travel, angle of steer wheels and speed of the truck and use this information to automatically adjust travel speed in turns.
The intelligent control systems also maintain the truck at a constant speed on a ramp so it won’t gain or lose momentum. They automatically hold a truck stopped on an incline until the operator initiates forward or reverse travel.