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Five Simple Steps to Boost Forklift Battery Uptime and Profitability

Your entire operations depend on forklifts running smoothly with little or no downtime. These five simple steps will help make sure you get the most out of your forklifts – and maximize your ROI.

Electric vs. Propane Forklifts: Choosing the Right Type

When it comes to material handling, there are three types of motive power to choose from: electric, propane or LP, and diesel. Assuming capacities of each are equal, other factors for determining which forklift is right include run-time considerations ‒ including multi-shift operations ‒ application and use environment. For the purposes of our comparison, we’ll assume indoor use, which in most ...

Forklift Battery Charging Best Practices

Without proper charging and maintenance, you could be in for a rude awakening when you return leased batteries or try to get warranty claims after early failure. Why? Because all batteries require care to operate at their best. And every battery lessor and warranty requires proper charging and maintenance.

Should You Buy a New or Reconditioned Electric Forklift Battery?

If your business uses forklifts and other industrial machinery, you probably know all too well how new equipment costs can build up. So naturally, when it comes time to replace an electric forklift battery, it seems reasonable to look for a used or reconditioned battery rather than a new one that may have a heftier price tag. But can you know what you’re getting at a lower cost?

5 Steps for Forklift Battery Maintenance

A common question that's asked is how long does a forklift battery last? And although the average for a single-shift operation is five years, there are cases where forklift batteries have lasted up to ten years. If you're like many others, batteries are a necessary investment, they are essential for daily business operations, but they can come at a hefty cost. In order to cut replacement costs ...