Built over two months, Crank-E is constructed from high-performance structural steel and wear plate, and runs on a two-wheel drive, which makes the robot invertible. Its weapon is a 22kg vertical asymmetric spinner consisting of two HARDOX bars. The weapon rotates at 6000rpm to deliver a tip speed of 223mph. Its front armour is curved inwards to form a front shield, designed to make the robot 'spinner proof', and Crank-E is decorated with googly eyes.
The insides of Crank-E were lined with tin foil, to protect the robot from the flame pit. Crank-E's wheels were recycled from their past use in Pussycat, much like Kill-E-Crank-E's usage of Bodyhammer's tyres.
However, when the battle started, Crank-E made a fatal mistake straight away by targeting Aftershock before its spinner had reached high speeds, and with TMHWK blocking its escape route, Aftershock threw Crank-E into the air, causing shards to fly from the machine as it landed directly on its face. This gave Aftershock the chance to launch a barrage of hits, buffeting Crank-E towards Shunt, where the two robots dealt the killer blows, taking Crank-E out of the running straight away. Panels of Crank-E were torn away from the body, and the robot was left dormant after a flip from Shunt.
- "Pincered between the two, and Crank-E, very much in trouble."
- — Jonathan Pearce
Aftershock pushed the immobile Crank-E over the arena spikes, where it was axed by Shunt, held aloft by a spike. There, Crank-E was joined by the beaten TMHWK, and cease was called. Humorously, the arena spike next to Crank-E fell out of its position, but Aftershock and Sabretooth progressed, while Crank-E was eliminated.
|CRANK-E - RESULTS|
|Series 9 - UK Championship|
|Episode 1, Group Battle||vs. Aftershock, Sabretooth, TMHWK||Lost|
|Series||Crank-E Series Record|
|The First Wars||Entered with Bodyhammer|
|The Second Wars||Entered with Bodyhammer|
|The Third Wars||Entered with Pussycat|
|The Fourth Wars||Entered with Pussycat|
|The Fifth Wars||Did not enter|
|The Sixth Wars||Did not enter|
|The Seventh Wars||Did not enter|
|Series 8||Entered with Kill-E-Crank-E|
|Series 9||Heat, Round 1|
|Series 10||Did not enter|
NOTE: This refers to the performance record of Robin Herrick alone
- Crank-E's VT, which would go unused on television, saw Robin and Matthew Herrick, and Isaac Potts, playing musical instruments on the beach.