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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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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