Learning About Products Made In Industrial and Manufacturing Plants

Learning About Products Made In Industrial and Manufacturing Plants

3 Tips For Buying A Good Used Forklift Battery

Ryan Baker

If you are looking for a new forklift battery for your forklift, you might have noticed that brand new ones can be costly. Even though it might be worth it, you might still be looking for ways to save money. It is possible to buy a used forklift battery, but there are a few things that you will want to look at when buying. These are a few tips that you can follow to help ensure that you get a good used forklift battery for your electric forklift.

1. Look for Crystallization

First of all, you will want to inspect the battery to look for crystallization. If you see crystallization, which will often be in either green or white, near the battery poles, you may want to pass on that particular battery. This is because this crystallization can be a sign of sulphurization and could indicate that the battery is old and does not have much "life" left in it.

2. Ask About a Warranty

Did you know that some dealers actually offer a short-term warranty on used batteries? It never hurts to ask, and even if you have to pay for it, you might find it to be worth it. Then, if the battery turns out to be a "lemon" when you put it in your forklift or if it wears out before you have gotten your money's worth out of it, you may be able to have it repaired or replaced.

3. Ask if the Battery Was Refurbished

Some dealers actually send their used forklift batteries in to the manufacturer to have them refurbished. Others have the equipment and know-how to refurbish a battery themselves. If a battery has been cleaned and refurbished by a professional, it can be pretty close to being as good as a brand new battery, but it can still be much more affordable. If you have the choice between buying a refurbished used battery or a used battery that has not been refurbished, it is almost always a better idea to go with the battery that has been refurbished, even if the price is a little higher.

As you can see, you do not have to go in without any knowledge when buying a used forklift battery. If you inspect the battery for signs of wear and tear and if you ask the right questions, you can help improve your chances of finding the right battery for the right price. For more information, contact companies like U.S. Lift & Warehouse Equipment Inc.


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Learning About Products Made In Industrial and Manufacturing Plants

Hi, my name is Bruce Fuller and do you often wonder how various products are made? So do I and that's why I've written this blog about industrial and manufacturing plants. I've contacted the owners of numerous manufacturing plants and requested a tour of their facilities. Many business owners graciously obliged and I was able to see how their specific products were made. At some of the plants, I wasn't allowed to tour the facility, but a representative of each company described the process to me in great detail. I wanted to share this information that I learned in a blog and I hope that you'll also find it very interesting.