Crown C5:
brake issues, falling apart

so a few weeks ago our crown forklift that is barely 2 years old with about 850 hours lost its brakes, the "caliper" on one side developed a crack in the housing and had to be replaced at a cost of over a thousand dollars, and that was just the part as we did the repair ourselves. now just last week the other side pretty much disintegrated, the housing that bolts to the caliper that receives the friction disc is completely cracked, almost in 2 pieces and the housing for what i'm assuming is for the parking brake is completely blown out and all the guts came out, leaking gallons of hydraulic fluid all over our yard once again. as this this is practically new i'm wondering if this is a common issue with this machine of if we just got a lemon. we have several other fork trucks but this is our first and only crown. we have a toyota with over 17,000 hours on it that still works as it should so this new one i feel shouldn't have any issues what so ever. thanks for reading the long post and for any insight on the matter.
  • Posted 30 Dec 2021 06:02
  • Discussion started by Jeremy_Harper
  • Massachusetts, United States
jeremy harper
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Im a crown tech lol only operators like them cause there fast they say smh.
  • Posted 21 Apr 2022 23:16
  • Reply by Ratm
  • Florida, United States
Stoney
warranty is only for 1 year so we are well past that. we did the repairs in house so not much they can do about the labor, trying to get reimbursed for the parts though.
  • Posted 21 Apr 2022 22:41
  • Reply by Jeremy_Harper
  • Massachusetts, United States
jeremy harper
Agree! The C-5 has been nothing but headaches at a couple of places I've been. If it's not the brakes it's the water pump that has been giving a lot of issues. Two PM's...really? They should at least cover the labor! If it's not that old, could you have gotten it repaired under warranty?
  • Posted 21 Apr 2022 22:34
  • Reply by marcos_m
  • California, United States
they are, the field service manager and regional manager were here recently to look at it and all the broken parts ive replaced and actually are giving us our next 2 PM's for free as a show of good faith. we'll see where it goes from there.
  • Posted 21 Apr 2022 20:44
  • Reply by Jeremy_Harper
  • Massachusetts, United States
jeremy harper
I hope Crown is helping you out on it, sounds like a bad batch of brakes to me.
  • Posted 21 Apr 2022 20:34
  • Reply by Ratm
  • Florida, United States
Stoney
ours is fairly light duty use, a few heavy loads here n there but not often, and our yard is freshly paved so it clean and flat. some dirt does collect around the wheel wells but not much. and it doesn't leak a drop until it grenades itself.
  • Posted 21 Apr 2022 20:29
  • Reply by Jeremy_Harper
  • Massachusetts, United States
jeremy harper
I had a pallet company as a customer with 6 c5's and theres were leaking due to debri , mostly banding strap and plastic getting wrapped around drives. Never had one bust though. They were very rough on there rucks, what is your truck used for? All there trucks had power brakes also.
  • Posted 21 Apr 2022 19:12
  • Reply by Ratm
  • Florida, United States
Stoney
our crown is down again. the side that cracked the first time blew apart like the other side did. parts are on order and we have the field service manager and the regional manager coming out next week. this is beyond frustrating. if anyone has questions about the brakes on these im your guy, im a pro a fixing these now. lol.
  • Posted 30 Mar 2022 21:55
  • Reply by Jeremy_Harper
  • Massachusetts, United States
jeremy harper
Old toyota out performing the new crown, 0% surprised. Toyota is about reliability whereas crown likes to reinvent and over design the wheel. Best of luck, its going to be a bumpy and costly road for the beige one
  • Posted 31 Dec 2021 07:28
  • Reply by Triggs
  • California, United States

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