Subscribe to our free, weekly email newsletter!


Lift Trucks: Crown trucks do heavy lifting for Pumpkin Palooza

Crown Equipment, one of the world’s leading forklift manufacturers, recently supplied its Crown C-5 Series pneumatic tire forklift to safely transport the winning 1,370-pound pumpkin during the annual Pumpkinfest in New Bremen, Ohio, where the company is headquartered.
By Modern Materials Handling Staff
October 25, 2011

Moving giant pumpkins weighing more than 1,000 pounds in a crowd of people is no small feat. Crown Equipment, one of the world’s leading forklift manufacturers, recently supplied its Crown C-5 Series pneumatic tire forklift to safely transport the winning 1,370-pound pumpkin during the annual Pumpkinfest in New Bremen, Ohio, where the company is headquartered.

Participants in the giant pumpkin competition rely on Crown Equipment to transport their giant pumpkins from trailers and tractors to a massive scale. The Crown C-5 Series, along with other Crown forklifts, moved 16 pumpkins weighing more than 1,000 pounds.

The two-day event also featured a regatta, bake-off and pumpkin-smashing monster truck show. Coverage of this year’s event aired in mid-October on The Weather Channel’s show “Pumpkin Palooza.”

The Crown C-5 Series is designed to eliminate the frequent maintenance, excessive downtime and shortened lifespan that limit operator productivity in heavy-duty outdoor forklift applications. The Crown C-5 Series pneumatic model is equipped with an industrial John Deere Power Systems (John Deere) engine, a dual open-core radiator that offers independent engine and transmission cooling, a long-lasting power brake, and solid pneumatic tires as standard features. The forklift, which is available in capacities ranging from 4,000 to 6,500 pounds, can deliver a lifespan up to two times longer than comparable IC forklifts and can lower scheduled maintenance checks to over 80 percent.

Subscribe to Modern Materials Handling magazine

Subscribe today. It's FREE!
Find out what the world’s most innovative companies are doing to improve productivity in their plants and distribution centers.
Start your FREE subscription today!

Recent Entries

Students to learn TMS software and receive a free freight brokerage software package at graduation.

Here is a compilation of the 15 most common myths about warehouse automation, debunked with facts.

The Reusable Packaging Association (RPA) has elected four new members and returned three members to the Board of Directors for the two-year term 2016-2017.

Joint research report finds that 63% of C-level executives believe IBP is effective and impactful, supporting a unified supply chain strategy.

Clearpath CEO Matt Rendall selected as one of RIA’s four at-large directors.

Article Topics

News · Lift Trucks · Forklifts · Crown Equipment · All topics


© Copyright 2016 Peerless Media LLC, a division of EH Publishing, Inc • 111 Speen Street, Ste 200, Framingham, MA 01701 USA