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Prolonging Motive Power Battery Life

Posted by Crown Battery on Aug 30, 2021 8:35:16 AM

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.

Motive Power Play: Electric vs. Propane. Which Type of Forklift is Right for You?

Posted by Crown Battery on Jun 24, 2021 9:00:00 AM

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.

Best of ProMat - Choose your own adventure

Posted by Crown Battery on Apr 12, 2021 9:28:57 AM

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 Guide

Posted by Crown Battery on Mar 30, 2021 8:27:58 AM

ProMatDX is exciting. But it can get overwhelming fast -- especially when you’re at your (home) office.

Forklift Battery Charging Best Practices

Posted by Crown Battery on Mar 18, 2021 9:56:31 AM

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.