Crown Equipment has boosted its pallet truck line-up with a compact new model.

Part of the Crown WP series, the WP 3010 has an AC drive motor combined with the e GEN regenerative braking system for performance, reliability, long battery life and maintenance-free braking.

The WP 3010 Series’ short (500mm) head length, fork length of up to 1150mm, built-in charger and low weight (279kg without battery) make it nimble and convenient, suiting back-of-truck work.

It also has a load capacity of 1600kg, heavy-duty gearbox, robust helical gear set, optimised steel structure and high-tensile steel forks, says Crown.

The WP 3010 Series also features the same cast aluminium Crown X-10 handle with the same ergonomic controls used on the rest of the WP Series range.

Crown Equipment sales and marketing director Craig Kenchington said the WP 3010 Series’ competitive pricing would open up another market segment.

“Crown has made a power pallet truck with compact dimensions, so it’s ideal for moving and positioning loads quickly and safely in confined storage spaces,” he said.

“In doing so, it has also compacted the entry price of the Crown WP Series model line-up.

“It means you no longer need to sacrifice quality, longevity and ergonomics to have an affordable power pallet truck.”