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Using the basic concept and engineering of the Crown Turret Sideloader, the Crown 30TSP Turret Truck gives you the best of both worlds: turret truck capability for full pallet loading and individual case picking. Operating in an aisle only inches wider than the load, the 30TSP can lift to 531? And with a maximum capacity of 3000 lb. GB Industrial Battery, Forklift Batteries and Chargers. Industrial Batteries and chargers, Industrial Batteries for Lift Trucks, Forklift Batteries, Battery Sales, Industrial Battery, Fork Lift, Lift Truck, Industrial Charger, Chargers, Industrial. Page 5 Full Body Harness Side gates down Contact Energy Absorber - max total length 1.8m (6ft) Crown Self-Retracting Lanyard - max total length 2.4m (8ft) 1) Truck capacity shall be reduced by the operator(s) weight in excess of 100kg (220 lbs).

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Engineered to maximize usable warehouse space, our turret trucks can potentially triple pallet capacity within your existing warehouse footprint while providing significant cost savings. These trucks are designed with a holistic approach of understanding space constraints and narrow aisle applications. Turret Truck - TSP 6500 Series The TSP 6500 Series has a max lift height of 531 inches and offers versatility in a VNA turret forklift to handle a wide range of warehousing challenges, including full pallet handling and case picking.

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A new era in high-density warehouse handling
With storage space at an ever-increasing premium, high-density warehousing configurations are assuming ever-greater importance in logistics operations. The key efficiency factor in these installations is the VNA truck – the workhorse designed to cope with this most demanding of materials handling tasks. Crown’s major new TSP range has been specifically developed to meet this need.

Precise and efficient storage and retrieval of palletised loads and the associated operations of high-level order picking, travelling long distances and transferring goods between aisles are the tasks upon which all other processes in the warehousing operation depend. In Very Narrow Aisle (VNA) applications these tasks are the exclusive province of the turret truck, a forklift precision-designed and built for performance and reliability in an environment where underperformance can adversely impact the entire logistics operation – not to mention the user’s all-important bottom line.

Tailored to suit
With no two VNA truck applications the same, a one-size-fits-all solution is a non-starter. With this in mind, Crown has developed three high-performance series in the TSP range to offer the speeds, capacities, energy efficiency and lift heights to enable users to specify machines precisely suited to the application criteria:

  • TSP 6000 VNA Truck Series – for medium-duty applications up to a height of 11.7 metres
  • TSP 6500 VNA Truck Series – for high-throughput applications up to 13.5 metres
  • TSP 7000 VNA Truck Series – for maximum performance at heights to 17.2 metres

All three feature Crown’s ground-breaking MonoLift™ mast and MoveControl™ seat, plus application-matched travel and lift performance, 48 or 80 Volt power, regenerative platform-lowering, industry-leading visibility and ergonomically-designed controls that simplify operation and minimise stress-induced operator fatigue.

Though VNA truck applications are highly specialised, the forklift chosen shouldn’t be limited to one task. Crown has therefore designed the TSP range with flexibility to meet a variety of needs – from cold store cabins that make freezer work comfortable to special load handlers and positioners for unusual load shapes and sizes.

MonoLift™ mast – reaching new heights
Put simply, Crown’s MonoLift™ mast reaches greater lift heights (up to 17.145 metres) at faster speeds (up to 0.61 metres/second), enabling users to gain maximum benefit from every pallet location. The MonoLift mast’s high torsional strength and rigidity is achieved by constructing a closed section from heavy steel I-beams tied together with massive cross members to minimise twisting and sway. It’s the type of construction used on boom cranes with several times this lift height. And higher racking doesn’t have to mean longer cycle times or complex location planning. Crown’s TSP VNA truck range delivers the throughput needed for inventory flexibility at any height.

MoveControl™ seat – safety, comfort and total control
The result of extensive ergonomic research, the operator’s space on the Crown TSP turret truck features integrated armrest controls for shift-long support and four seating positions for unsurpassed visibility and comfort while maintaining safety with precision control of all truck functions.

During picking operations, postural support for the operator is provided by a work-assist rail and side gates which need to be lowered for operation. Computer-controlled brakes automatically adjust for lift height and other key variables for better control and minimal mast sway; multiple compartments provide convenient storage for documents, tools and other operator needs; and safety-first floor presence pedals require the operators’ feet to be in place before the VNA truck can commence work. There’s even a microcellular anti-fatigue floor mat to reduce the risk of discomfort and back stresses.

Quality and integrity
Over 85% of the components in Crown trucks are designed and manufactured by the company. State-of-the-art design, development and manufacturing facilities at various locations worldwide have earned Crown products an excellent reputation for reliability and advanced technology leading to real benefits in terms of high performance and low cost of ownership. And with 99% of the truck recyclable at the end of its life, Crown is among the leaders in environment-friendly products that meet – and in many cases, exceed – environmental legislation.

Full life testing under maximum load conditions guarantees long-term endurance. It’s not unusual to find Crown TSP trucks still going strong after over 80,000 operating hours. And while sheer strength is important, serviceability can have an even bigger impact on cost of ownership. Direct access to individual components without having to remove others is achieved by a carefully designed layout, leading to improved serviceability and greater uptime. This is further enhanced by the front, side and top covers being designed for quick removal without tools.

Access 1 2 3® and InfoLink® – control when and where it matters
Access 1 2 3®, Crown’s comprehensive system control, integrates every system on the VNA truck and provides real-time diagnostic information for technicians to effect repairs and service speedily and return the VNA truck to work in the shortest possible time.

Crown’s optional wireless fleet management solution, InfoLink®, gives decision makers intuitive dashboards summarising key operator and fleet statistics including battery usage, impact history, truck utilisation, service needs and more. It also identifies – via laptops or other mobile devices – opportunities for preventive action. Managers are therefore fully armed to tackle problems and tap into emerging opportunities as they occur, resulting in greater operational efficiency and better cost control.

Energy efficiency
Crown’s Regen Lower System, standard on the TSP 6500 and TSP 7000 VNA Truck Series, captures up to 15% lost energy and returns it to the battery during platform lowering. This results in fewer battery changes, longer shifts and reduced costs.

About Crown
Crown Equipment Corporation is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of electric lift trucks. Since the company first started building materials handling equipment in the 1950s, Crown products have won numerous industry accolades. From the smallest pallet trucks through to the largest VNA trucks, Crown uses leading-edge design, innovative engineering and high-quality manufacturing techniques to respond to the full range of customer needs, achieving exceptional standards of reliability and productivity.

Crown has a unique corporate structure, characterised by the highest levels of vertical integration in the industry. This enables the company to keep tight control of development, production and customer support. Up to 85 percent of the components used in Crown products are developed and manufactured by Crown in custom-built facilities. Crown is committed to offering customers superior value that reduces TCO (Total Cost of Ownership).

Crown Equipment Corporation is a family-owned business with head offices in the USA, Australia and Germany. Crown now operates a global distribution and service network with more than 70 fully-owned subsidiaries and over 300 independent dealerships.

Crown Equipment Corporation
HeadquartersNew Bremen, Ohio, USA
ProductsLift Trucks
Revenue$3.72 billion (2019)
16,200 worldwide

A privately held, family-owned U.S. company, Crown Equipment Corporation is the fifth largest[1] manufacturer of powered industrial forklift trucks in the world. Crown had $3.72 billion in worldwide sales revenue for fiscal year 2019. Crown has appeared at least ten times on Forbes’ list of the largest private companies in the United States. In 2019, the company ranked 133rd on that list.

Based in the small community of New Bremen, Ohio, Crown got its start by first manufacturing temperature controls for coal-burning furnaces and then television antenna rotators. It diversified in several directions, before finding its niche in the material handling industry. Its lift trucks are used worldwide in a variety of applications, such as transporting goods through the narrow aisles of warehouses, distribution centers and manufacturing facilities.

Corporate headquarters: New Bremen, Ohio, USA. Additional corporate offices in Munich, Germany; Sydney, Australia; and Suzhou, China. Number of employees: 16,200 worldwide. Estimated sales revenue: $3.72 billion in 2019.Incorporated: 1945 as Crown Controls Corp.; became Crown Equipment Corporation on October 15, 1988.



Carl and Allen Dicke and Carl’s son Jim Dicke founded Crown Controls in 1945. In 1952, when Carl died, 31-year-old Jim Dicke became president. Jim Dicke II was president from 1980 to 2002 and is the current CEO. Jim Dicke III is Crown’s current president.

Manufacturing facilities[edit]

Crown manufactures 85 percent of the parts used in its lift trucks, producing components ranging from wire harnesses to electric motors. Crown’s lift truck manufacturing facilities include over 1,500,000 square feet (140,000 m2) in west central Ohio. Crown also has manufacturing facilities in Kinston, North Carolina, and Greencastle and New Castle, Indiana. It has manufacturing, distribution and sales operations in Germany and Mexico. Since April 2006, Crown has been manufacturing hand pallet trucks in a 150,000-square-foot (14,000 m2) facility in Suzhou, China.

All Crown manufacturing facilities – including the small components, motor, mast and final assembly plants, as well as engineering, purchasing, design, distribution center and tool rooms have obtained ISO 9001:2000 certification[2]Crown received the State of Ohio Governor's award for Outstanding Achievements in Pollution Prevention in 1992.[1] In 2004, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) designated Crown a Waste Minimization Partner, publicly recognizing the firm for its voluntary efforts. As part of EPA’s National Partnership for Environmental Priorities [2] (NPEP) program, Crown set a partnership goal of eliminating chromium from its paints. Crown reduced its hazardous waste emissions by more than 300,000 pounds by removing chromium (in the form of ammonium dichromate as a flash rust inhibitor) from water-based paint formulations. By installing a new powder coat paint line, Crown eliminated more than 65 percent of wastewater from its water curtain paint booths, cutting more than 200,000 pounds of wastewater and sludge. The results included reduced air emissions, a better work environment and a savings of $65,000 a year.[3]

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Crown manufactures narrow-aisle and very narrow-aisle stacking equipment, narrow aisle reach trucks, counterbalanced trucks, high-level stockpickers, turret trucks, walkie stackers, work assist vehicles, hand pallet trucks, powered pallet trucks, rider pallet trucks, and LP gas trucks.

In 1972, Crown introduced its first rider stand-up counterbalanced (RC) truck, which featured a side stance position that allowed the driver, standing sideways, to see both forward and backward by turning his head. Prior to the Crown RC Series, operators who wished to travel in reverse had to operate the controls from behind their backs.

In 1980, Crown introduced its RR Series rider reach trucks, designed for the narrow aisles of warehouses and distribution centers. The RR truck won the “Design of the Decade” award from the Industrial Designers Society of America in 1990.[4] Crown’s TSP 6000 Series (Turret Stockpicker), which enables warehouse storage on shelves dozens of feet above the floor, won a 2007 international “best of the best” Red dot design award[3]. The TSP 6000 also received a Silver IDEA Award from the Industrial Designers Society of America, the GOOD DESIGN Award [4] from the Chicago and Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and the iF product design award from the International Forum Design in Hanover, Germany. (photo by industrial newsroom)

Crown’s ST/SX 3000 Stacker Series received a Gold IDEA Award in 2007,[5] presented by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA). The X10 handle, which is also used on other Crown products, won a GOOD DESIGN award from the Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design in 2004.

Crown's Wave Work Assist Vehicle, brought to market in the late 1990s, is designed to transport, put away or retrieve loads, replacing handcarts, rolling ladders and warehouse ladders in both warehouses and manufacturing, maintenance and retail facilities. The Crown Wave won a Red dot design award for High Quality Design in 2000 and received a Gold IDEA Award from the Industrial Designers Society of America ( or the GOOD DESIGN Award from the Chicago and Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design in 1999 (

Fuel cell development[edit]

In March 2008, the state of Ohio awarded Crown nearly $1 million in grant funding to conduct fuel cell research.[5] Crown’s research will address the technical and commercial barriers to using available battery replacement fuel cell power packs in industrial lift trucks. The study will facilitate the creation and growth of fuel cell-powered material handling equipment for use in warehouses and distribution centers.Crown will review the performance of each combination of its lift trucks with fuel cell power, to identify modifications needed to allow the lift truck to perform as intended while complying with industry standards. The Ohio Department of Development and Ohio’s Third Frontier Commission [6] are providing the grant.

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In January 2008, Crown entered into a branding agreement with Komatsu lift trucks to distribute internal combustion lift trucks in the United States and Canada.[7] In 2011, CLARK Material Handling Company and Crown Equipment Corporation entered into an agreement whereby CLARK will supply Crown with certain privately branded internal combustion trucks for distribution by Crown to factory stores and a limited number of independent Crown dealers in the United States and Canada.[6] This brand of internal combustion lift trucks is marketed under the name Hamech (pronounced Hay-meck).

C-5 Series[edit]

In December 2009, Crown marked the availability of its first company-manufactured internal combustion (IC) forklift with the release of the Crown C-5 Series.

The Crown C-5 Series features an industrial spark-ignited engine that was jointly developed with John Deere Power Systems (John Deere) based on one of their diesel engines, a proactive approach to engine cooling and radiator clearing via an on-demand cooling system, and design innovations that improves operator visibility, comfort and productivity.[7]


In 2006, Crown’s training approach, called DP QuickStart, earned an Award of Excellence for Outstanding Instructional Product from the International Society for Performance Improvement [8] (ISPI). Under the Demonstrated Performance (DP) instructional method, lift truck service technicians must show they have mastered one core skill needed to service an industrial lift truck before moving on to learn the next one. With DP QuickStart, which replaced lecture-based training sessions, technicians study and practice at their own pace while completing training modules.

Early history[edit]

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The company traces its evolution to the 1920s, when it manufactured and sold temperature controls for coal-burning furnaces as the Pioneer Heat Regulator Company. That market disappeared as the nation turned to gas heat. In 1945, the company was changing focus and became Crown Controls Corp. In 1949, as a market for television emerged, Crown began producing television antenna rotators. For two decades, starting in the late 1950s, Crown’s survival and growth were supported by subcontract work, manufacturing mechanical and electrical components for private industry (e.g., Baldwin Pianos and IBM) and the U.S. government, especially the military.

Crown entered the material handling industry with niche products in which the major players had no interest. After shipping its first model in 1956, Crown developed several specialty lift trucks, including stockpickers and order pickers for the U.S. government, a hamper-dumper truck for the U.S. Postal Service, and trucks for carrying caskets for funeral parlors.[8] Crown later decided to stop making so many one-of-a-kind trucks and developed two lines of E-Z Lift Trucks: an H series (hand-operated) and a B series (battery-operated). In 1959, when its lift trucks had annual sales of about $50,000, antenna rotators had annual sales of $700,000,[9] but the transition to the lift truck business was under way. Crown stopped manufacturing the rotators in late 2000.

Crown hired Deane Richardson [9] and David B. Smith [10], of RichardsonSmith, to design a medium-duty hand-controlled pallet truck, which went on the market in 1962. That pallet truck won a design excellence award from the American Iron and Steel Institute in 1965. Good design became part of Crown’s corporate strategy.[10] Crown focused on niche markets, which didn’t affect competitors whose bread and butter were gas trucks and electric rider trucks. In 1970, Levitz, the furniture discounter, placed an order for 67 Crown stockpickers, which got momentum for sales going. That year, Crown joined the Industrial Truck Association [11] and opened a plant in Australia.

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  1. ^'Modern Materials Handling Top 20 Lift Truck Suppliers,' August 2019.
  2. ^'Design,Development and Manufacture of Material Handling Equipment,' ISO 9001:2000, Certification No. 10611, Certificate of Registration, National Quality Assurance, U.S.A.
  3. ^U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. “Crown Equipment Corporation eliminates chromium, expands NPEP project and saves over $65,000 annually.”
  4. ^'Ten Most Successful Industrial Designs of the Decade', Industrial Designers Society of America, IDSA Design Perspectives, January 1990.
  5. ^'Archived copy'. Archived from the original on 2010-06-19. Retrieved 2008-03-20.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^'Crown taps Clark for Hamech production,', October 5, 2011.
  7. ^Osenga, Mike, Editor, 'Crown Launches First IC Forklift,' Diesel Progress North American Edition, November 2009, Pages 14-18.
  8. ^Chapter 8, “Crown Breaks into the Lift Truck Market (1956-72),” from By Design by Pat McNees.
  9. ^Bidwell, quoted on p. 71, By Design. In a 1968 report to Crown, the Booz-Allen consulting firm predicted an end to the market for antenna rotators. They sold steadily for three more decades. Crown stopped producing them in October 2000.
  10. ^Design Management Institute Case Study. Crown Equipment Corporation: Design Services Strategy. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Publishing, 1991; “What’s a Pretty Truck Like You Doing in a Place Like This? (1962-96), from By Design by Pat McNees.

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  • McNees, Pat. By Design: The Story of Crown Equipment Corporation. Wilmington, Ohio: Orange Frazer Press, 1997. ISBN978-1-882203-15-4
  • McNees, Pat. An American Biography: An Industrialist Remembers the Twentieth Century.

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Washington, DC: Farragut Publishing, 1995. ISBN978-0-918535-20-7

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  • Design Management Institute Case Study. Crown Equipment Corporation: Design Services Strategy. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Publishing, 1991.
  • Design Management Institute Case Study. Crown Equipment Corporation: Design Services Strategy Epilogue. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Publishing, 1991.
  • Dicke, James F. II, Crown Equipment Corporation: A Story of People and Growth, New York: Newcomen Society, 1995.
  • “Design Teams: Managing the Creative Integration of Organizational Resources,” Design Management Journal, Vol 2, No. 2, Spring 1991, pp. 19–23.

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External links[edit]

  • Schmall, Emily. 'The BMW of Forklifts', Forbes, November 26, 2007
  • Fischer, John. '[12]', Crown's Jewel (C-5 Forklift)
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