Crown’s new compact DS 3040 double stacker

Market launch

Crown launched a new compact and agile double stacker, the DS 3040. Manoeuvrable yet powerful, the new forklift complements Crown’s popular DT Series of double stackers. With a load capacity of up to two tonnes and lift heights of up to 2300 millimetres, the new pedestrian double stacker is primarily designed for use in confined retail or warehouse environments. Its small turning radiuscompact size and high load capacity make it highly suitable for transporting and handling pallets at speed. It can carry up to one tonne on the wheeled load arms and one tonne on the forks in double-stacker mode.

Crown stands for quality and robustness. The new DS 3040 double stacker has easily proven itself over a long period of time during testing at one of our major retail customers before bringing it into production and introducing it to the market. According to the customer, the tighter the space, the better the DS could be handled”, explains Christian Rotter, Marketing Product Manager at Crown.

The double stacker combines the performance characteristics of a stacker with the flexibility of a pallet truck. It is developed and produced by Crown in Germany and is a typical example of Crown’s robust and reliable design. Durable steel covers protect internal components. With its nested I-beam design, the exceptionally stable mast can easily handle heavy loads. This gives the DS 3040 outstanding stability and makes it the ideal solution for medium-heavy applications, such as pallet transport, shelf replenishment and unloading lorries.


Intuitive, efficient, ergonomic operation

The compact design with a head length of just 772 millimetres and the low-mounted Crown X10® Handle make the new double stacker exceptionally agile. Its proportional lift/lower function enables operators to position pallets precisely and with optional mast lift switches on both sides of the mast, the forks can be lifted to an ergonomic working height of 850 mm without returning to the control handle. Thanks to the unobstructed view through the mast, low-profile drive unit and fork-tip indicators, operators benefit from excellent visibility. Like all Crown pallet trucks and stackers, the new DS 3040 is also available with lithium-ion power.


About Crown Equipment Corporation – EMEA
Crown is one of the world’s largest material handling companies with a reputation for award-winning product design, advanced engineering and technology supported by superior after-sales service. Crown’s business philosophy utilises vertically integrated processes to design, manufacture and distribute forward-thinking innovative solutions that improve customers’ productivity and operating efficiency. Crown develops, produces and sells a broad range of forklifts, as well as automation and fleet management technologies.

The company’s global headquarters is located in New Bremen, Ohio, USA, with regional headquarters in Germany, Australia, China and Singapore. Its employees number more than 15,000 worldwide. Crown operates a service and distribution network that exceeds 500 retail locations in over 80 countries. To learn more about Crown’s ideas for helping customers advance the productivity of their operations, visit

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