Welcome to Interview With a Product. This weekly Q&A will feature some of your favorite products uncensored and without their packaging. Today, our interviewee is the Crown TR 4500 Series tugger from Crown Equipment. Thanks for joining us.
Crown Equipment's Crown TR 4500 Series tugger : It's great to be here.
Plant Services: So what exactly do you do?
C: I am designed for operators to tow a rolling load capacity of 10,000 pounds. My drive unit is built to endure constant jerks, jolts and demands of high through-put manufacturing and warehousing environments.
PS: What sets you apart from the competition?
C: My design uses top and bottom mounting and includes Crown’s AC drive motor. My’s e-GEN braking system uses the torque of the AC motor to deliver frictionless braking.
PS: Interesting. Tell us more about yourself.
C: My frame is designed with a combination of heavy-gauge steel and structural enhancements at the greatest points of stress. I also includes a 13-inch drive tire, and my electronic power steering system is designed to deliver control and eliminate awkward body movements.
PS: Why should someone buy you?
C: My operator compartment includes a padded wrap-around backrest and an operator-sensing floorboard that eliminates a raised high-speed pedal built to provide greater flexibility for body positioning. My floorboard’s shock-absorbing design and urethane cushion are made to enhance postural relief and operator comfort.
PS: Tell us more about Crown Equipment.
C: Crown Equipment designs, manufactures, distributes, services and supports material handling products that provide customers with superior value. Since its entry into the material handling equipment industry in 1956, Crown has distinguished itself from competitors with exceptional product designs and a unique business approach based on vertical integration.
PS: And now it's time for a fun question. What is your favorite book?
C: Scuffy the Tugboat by Gertrude Crampton.