Crown Equipment Corporation (New Bremen, OH) has introduced the D4 Armrest as an option for its Crown C-5 Series, Crown FC Series and Crown SC Series sit-down counterbalance forklifts. It is ergonomically designed to help improve operator experience and comfort, ultimately helping boost productivity throughout the entire operation. The armrest recently captured a GOOD DESIGN Award, further strengthening Crown’s international recognition for excellence in industrial design. The fully adjustable, D4 Armrest features a large surface area with a breathable pad that pulls moisture from the operator’s arm and is replaceable as wear and tear occur. It has an integrated horn button, built-in grab handle and complete up/down and fore/aft adjustment allowing the operator to easily and comfortably operate the forklift in a more productive manner. For the Crown FC Series and Crown SC Series, customers may choose any one of four integrated bionic hydraulic control layout options:
- Fingertip option for operators who require rapid, minimal hand movements to operate, and easy blending of hydraulic functions. It features thumb-activated directional control, a wrist support and optimally spaced soft-touch controls.
- Dual-lever option for operators wearing heavy gloves in freezer and cold storage environments. It features finger-activated direction control and two multi-axis control levers.
- Mini-lever option for operators who require precise control and use a variety of control methods (finger, pinch-grip, etc.). Variable-spaced controls can be field-adjusted to provide spacing versatility to match operator preference.
- Combination option for operators who prefer the dual-lever option for the most used functions but also require the finer hydraulic control for the attachments.