Crown RR5200:
How to cage brakes for towing?

We have two (2) RR5XXX (5000 & 5200) Reach Trucks that do not have batteries. We would like to cage the brakes so we can tow these units. I have read here and elsewhere about tightening bolts to release the brakes. I do not see any apparent bolts, nor openings to bolts at the Traction Brake. Can someone explain in detail and/or provide image(s) showing how? Any help is appreciated. Thank you.
  • Posted 17 May 2022 23:15
  • Discussion started by PJ5000
  • Indiana, United States
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you said that you don't have batteries for these reach trucks.

no battery makes them easier to move around.

you don't really need a brake release tool, you can loosen the the locknuts that hold down the rotor.

the large locknut requires a 1 1/8th" box-end wrench and the small locknut requires a 7/8" socket.

the socket fits inside of the box-end, I've done this lots of times with no problems.

YOU MUST be extra careful when releasing the brakes this way ! be prepared to stop the reach truck from rolling, until you get those locknuts tightened again !
  • Posted 31 Jul 2022 02:47
  • Reply by LaGrange
  • Missouri, United States
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In what way are you attempting to tow these lifts? Just to move them once or on a routing basis? I am not sure what the manual says but I do believe it references towing in the beginning. I have seen a brake release tool used on an RC but likely need the battery. We previously used a cut off forked with welded tip to go under back lip, pick up (just enough to get drive tire off the ground)and tow
  • Posted 28 Jul 2022 17:32
  • Reply by Murphy6011
  • Mississippi, United States
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