Crown Equipment Counterbalance Stacker Performs the Tasks of Multiple Lift Trucks

NEW BREMEN, Ohio (April 23, 2019) – Crown Equipment Corporation, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, today introduced the Crown SHC 5500 Series counterbalance stacker to offer customers flexibility and durability for safe, efficient handling of loads weighing up to 4,000 pounds.

Featuring power steering and reduced head length, the Crown SHC 5500 is designed to easily maneuver and position heavy loads in tight congested spaces on the dock, in the rack or on the warehouse floor. The design of the heavy duty counterbalance stacker eliminates the need for outriggers and adds the ability to handle block stacking and loads that exceed the width of the truck. Electronic power steering minimizes steering effort and reduces fatigue, while the brake override feature facilitates operation with the handle in a nearly vertical position. The exclusive X10® handle places all control buttons in the optimum position for ease of operation with either hand and to minimize hand and wrist movement.

“The Crown SHC 5500 provides customers with a smaller footprint to perform in tighter quarters, as well as the flexibility and durability to do it all – from loading, unloading and dock work to transport and put away,” said Tim Forlow, senior marketing product manager, Crown Equipment. “With a lift height from 114 – 172 inches, the truck can easily work within 10-foot aisles and provides the capacity to pick up most loads or even double stacked loads. It’s an ideal addition for any fleet manager looking to do more with less.”

The Crown SHC 5500 incorporates the latest generation Crown-built AC drive system enhanced with Crown’s Access 1 2 3® technology provides optimum performance and control. The customer can configure the truck so that the display interface allows operators to choose from three performance settings that can be programmed to customize performance for specific applications or operator requirements. Up to 25 secure PIN codes can be assigned to individual operators and matched to one of the pre-programmed performance profiles.

About Crown Equipment Corporation

Crown is one of the world’s largest material handling companies with a reputation for award-winning product design, advanced engineering and technology, and superior after-sale service. Crown’s business philosophy utilizes vertically integrated processes to design, manufacture and distribute forward-thinking, innovative solutions that improve customers’ productivity and operating efficiency. Crown produces 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 Australia, China, Germany and Singapore. Its employees number more than 15,500 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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