Improper care of forklift batteries is a common, costly mistake. Batteries are an investment, one that fuels your fleet, so if they are neglected it will impact your bottom line. In fact, after forklifts, batteries are the most expensive asset in your warehouse.
While most new batteries have a lifespan of approximately 1,500 cycles — lasting up to five years — reaching that projected number of cycles with each battery isn’t guaranteed. Getting the most ROI from each battery you buy requires proper charging, cleaning, and maintenance.