new and im­proved

Crown in­tros GX Plus Se­ries fork­lifts

Earthmovers & Excavators - - Plant & Equipment -

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.

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