new and improved
Crown intros GX Plus Series forklifts
Crown Equipment has launched the updated GX Plus Series combustion forklift, revising its entry-level GX Series with a series of improvements including a redesigned counterweight that optimises air flow and maximises cooling capacity., and a facelift to give the forklift a more modern appearance.
On top of these-improvements, the GX Plus
Series also introduces an easy-to-read instrument panel that displays coolant and transmission oil temperatures, fuel level, operating hours, oil pressure and alternator voltage.
“The GX Plus Series offers reliability, performance and operator-focused ergonomics,” Crown sales and marketing director Craig Kenchington says, “but at an entry price that makes it attractive to companies that don’t run their forklifts all day and might otherwise be considering a second-hand unit.”
The GX Plus Series is available with diesel or
LPG engines, with a 44kW 3.3-litre Tier 3 Yanmar diesel or 46kW 2.5-litre Mitsubishi LPG unit.
The GX Plus’s improved cooling capacity, combined with a dual-element air cleaner, helps both engines maintain reliability between services. Both engines combine with the rigid transaxle and single-speed PowerShift transmission, streamlining maintenance.
The new forklift retains the GX Series’ ergonomically designed cabin, which features generous legroom, low cowl height, adjustable steering column and an overhead guard designed for increased visibility.
“Its improved ergonomics have made it a stronger proposition for both operators and owners, while its improved cooling performance makes it better suited to working in hot Australian conditions,” Kenchington says.