Thursday, May 24, 2012

What You Need To Know About Used Forklift Batteries

If you are looking for a truck that can do almost anything you must consider getting a forklift truck, but you will need to know that you do not need to spend a lot of money on new batteries, because there are quite a few places out there selling used forklifts batteries these days. You need to know that there are a few things that need to be done to a used battery if you are going to prolong its life. It is not as easy as maintaining a new battery, but it is cheaper and will last you a long time if you take care of used forklifts batteries correctly.

You will need to know the proper procedure when it comes to troubleshooting battery, because you need to make sure that everything is running the way it is supposed to. If you do not know how to trouble shoot a battery you will need to find a guide that walks you through the procedure, because this is most important, especially if the battery has a few problems that needs to be sorted before you install it into your new or used forklifts.

If you are looking to buy a used battery you may want to look for used forklifts batteries for sale that are of a high capacity. You will also want to get one that will match the polarity of your machine. You do not want to get a large truck battery, for instance, because it may short out a few of your forklift electric components. So you need to be very careful when it comes to buying a battery and hooking up the battery that you have bought.

Also, if you do not know how to hook up the battery, make sure that you follow the instructions in the user manual perfectly. If your used battery does not come with a user manual, be sure to find an installation guide somewhere on the internet, there are quite a few floating around. If you have an old battery that you need to get rid of, make sure that you do it properly. No unwanted battery or energy cell should be thrown in your everyday trash. You need to make sure that you know this, and that you get your old batteries recycled.

IF you feel that your old battery can be used again, be sure to take it to the appropriate party to make sure that it can be reconditioned so that you can use it again, or sell it as a used battery, whether it is Yale or any other name brand.

If you have just bought a new forklift, or a used forklifts and are looking for a battery, do not be afraid to look at used forklifts batteries, they work just as well as the new ones, but again, be sure that you know how to look after them before you go out to buy one, because you will need to make sure that you charge them in cycles.

About Continental Lift Truck & Used Forklifts
Continental Lift Truck, located in Minneapolis, MN, is one of the largest wholesalers of Used Forklifts in the World. Established in 1984, the founder of the company, Douglas Tamasi, has been in the forklift industry since 1969.


  1. Thanks to express the hidden facts to check while buying a used forklift.

  2. It is interesting to learn that maintaining forklift batteries correctly can prolong their life and save you lots of money. I did not know that it is beneficial to know the procedure when it comes to troubleshooting the battery. My uncle says that when working with forklifts and their batteries, he tries to keep them out of extreme cold and hot temperatures.