How do I recognize a forklift battery that needs to be replaced?

Replacing Forklift Batteries

            Eventually, every electric forklift will need its battery replaced. The way the battery is treated will have a direct effect on the life of the battery. Monitoring the use of the battery and getting the forklift regularly serviced will helped its life. There are many indicators that show when a battery needs to be replaced.

Common indicators to replace battery:

  • The amount of use after a charge significantly decreases.

  • The battery needs to be charged more than one time during an average 8 hour shift.

  • A sulfur-like smell begins to surface from the battery.

  • Noticeable corrosion begins to build-up around the case of the battery.

  • The battery begins to smoke while charging or in use.

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Forklifts of Minnesota, Inc. and its branches, Forklifts of North Dakota & Forklifts of Wisconsin, proudly represent the following battery lines – Enersys, HUP, General, Douglas, Deka, Clark, Stryker, and Crown.