Do’s and Don’ts of Forklift Battery Maintenance
Maintaining a forklift battery is meant to be easy: check the water once a week and clean the top once a month. The hard part? Making sure it gets done.
Wear Protective Gear - Follow OSHA Recommendations
Check the Battery’s Water Level
Clean Batteries Every Month
Don’t - Attempt to Pick Up a Forklift Battery
Don’t - Use a Battery That Emits Smoke
Don’t - Swap Batteries Mid-Shift
Don’t - Charge a Battery During Lunch Breaks
- Charge once a day and the battery should last five years.
To get the most out of your forklift battery: always charge your forklift battery completely, and never interrupt a charging cycle.
Though electric forklifts cost more versus gas/ICE forklifts in the beginning, they have a lower cost of ownership in the long run. Ensure your operation gets the maximum value from their electric lift truck through proper battery maintenance and charging. For questions about electric forklifts, pallet jacks, or batteries, please contact us.