A Key to Longer Life is Routine Maintenance ‒ That Goes for Batteries, Too. In some ways, motive power batteries are a lot like people. Just as sticking to a healthy diet and regular exercise regimen can increase your chances of living longer, following a routine maintenance schedule as prescribed by its manufacturer can prolong the life of your motive power battery.
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 cases will rule out diesel forklifts due to the need and expense of installing costly emission control accessories and enhanced facility ventilation. So let’s take a look at the pros and cons of our two remaining power sources: electric and propane.
We can’t get together in person, but you can get these educational tools to help you improve uptime, maximize ROI, and optimize your motive power systems. We’re gifting you these ~10-minute Power Meetings (debuted at the last in-person ProMat) to protect you from misleading claims -- and share proven methods that enhance your operations and bottom line. Just choose your own adventure – pick the educational session you’re most interested in: ● How to eliminate “surprise” replacements and hidden costs with Motive Power Optimization ● Optimize Your Battery Operations With Cloud-Based Dashboards ● Lead or Lithium? (No-B.S., fact-based comparison) ● How much are your forklift/material handling batteries costing you? How to calculate Real ROI of different battery chemistries ● The Recycling Gap: Will your battery recycle -- or will you pay the disposal bill?
ProMatDX is exciting. But it can get overwhelming fast -- especially when you’re at your (home) office.
1926, a small town in Ohio: A German immigrant opens a battery repair shop in Fremont.