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Basics of a Forklift Battery: Handling, Cost & Charging

Posted by Crown Battery on May 12, 2017 3:17:01 PM

    If a forklift keeps your business moving, your forklift needs a battery that will keep it moving. A forklift battery is not only the power source of a forklift but it also provides counterweight to the vehicle which aids in its lifting capacity, as the batteries themselves can weigh from 800 to 6,000 pounds. 

AGM vs Flooded Batteries - What You Need to Know

Posted by Crown Battery on Feb 17, 2017 12:31:00 PM

    You most likely operate your vehicle, workplace equipment or renewable energy systems with batteries that are rechargeable. Rechargeable batteries account for nearly half of worldwide battery sales. Within the rechargeable battery category, there are many different types of chemistries that are used. The most proven type of chemistry is the lead acid chemistry.

How to Extend the Life of Your Battery

Posted by Crown Battery on Feb 13, 2017 2:45:57 PM

  Let’s face it; a battery is one of the more (if not most) costly components in any material handling piece of equipment. Consider that a battery for a forklift can be 25-30% of the purchase price. With that level of investment, it is imperative to take proactive steps to extend the life of your batteries.

How a Centralized Buying System can Benefit Your Organization

Posted by Crown Battery on Feb 9, 2017 10:29:14 AM

    Company expansions often mean multiple locations and divisions with varied supply needs for each. Add a business acquisition to the equation, and now you have multiple purchasing departments that may or may not be working in tandem. For any organization, large or small, duplication of efforts or roles means added expense. How can your company avoid this?

How Much Will a Battery Cost?

Posted by Crown Battery on Aug 2, 2016 10:00:00 AM

  When considering the cost of a battery over its entire life, 4 factors should come into play: Value, Capacity, Voltage, and Cycle Life. The real cost of a battery, or any consumable product, is dependent upon significantly more that the actual price tag. How well is the product (in this case your battery) built? How much performance can you expect from your battery and for how long? What are the inherent limitations of the battery style I am considering? Let’s take a closer look.