Revisions to Crown Equipment’s entry-level internal combustion-engine 2-3 tonne forklift range have improved its performance, appearance and ergonomics.
The new GX Plus Series, which provides customers with an economical yet strong performing option offering diesel and LPG engine choices, comes with a completely
redesigned counterweight for improved airflow to maximise cooling capacity. The redesign
also modernises its appearance.
The updates have also made it easier for drivers to monitor the functions of GX Plus Series
forklifts, with a new, easy-to-read instrument panel displaying coolant and transmission oil
temperatures, fuel level and operating hours, oil pressure and alternator voltage.
The upgrades add to the strength, reliability and performance for which the original GX
Series is renowned.
The GX Plus Series retains the reliable 3.3-litre Yanmar ‘Tier 3’ diesel engine which
produces 44 kilowatts of power and 181 Newton metres peak torque at a low 1600rpm. Thewell-regarded 2.5-litre Mitsubishi LPG engine, which develops 46kW and 181Nm, is also retained.
The improved cooling capacity, combined with a dual-element air cleaner, helps both
engines provide reliable performance between service intervals. Both engines combine with
a rigid transaxle and single-speed Powershift transmission for low maintenance costs.
The GX Plus Series’ improved instrumentation adds to the already sound ergonomics
inherent in the comfort and productivity-focused cabin, which features generous legroom, ergonomically-located pedals, low cowl height and overhead guard designed for visibility and an adjustable-reach steering column.
Crown’s Executive Director APAC – Steve Stewart said the GX Plus Series’ revisions,
combined with Crown’s renowned Southeast Asia-wide service levels and spare part
support, help keep it the go-to choice in entry-level forklifts.
“The GX Plus Series offers the level of reliability, performance and operator-focused
ergonomics typically available from Crown, 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 secondhand unit.
“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 Southeast Asia conditions.
“The GX Series has always been a tough truck and it remains so as the GX Plus Series.
“The GX Plus Series’ well-regarded diesel and LPG engine choices, bulletproof drivetrain
and task-focused cabin mean it’s a serious proposition that will help make small businesses
into bigger ones,” he said.
About Crown Equipment Corporation
Crown is one of the world’s largest material handling companies with a reputation for awardwinning 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 14,000 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 crown.com. You can also view our online
newsroom at http://www.crown.com/en-sg