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I realise forklift batteries can be a confusing subject, so here are the answers to some of the most common questions that i get asked.

Hope this helps.

F.A.Q's

Q - Is my old forklift truck worth a new battery ?

A - This is the most common question i get asked. If your forklift truck is generally reliable and in reasonable shape then the answer is definately, Yes. I give this answer as to replace your old truck with one that has a good battery will far outweigh the cost of replacing your old battery. Buy a cheap relacement forklift and you will be in the same situation in no time at all.

If your truck is in poor condition with poor reliability, then it may be time to replace it.

Q - What exactly are used Forklift Batteries

A - Used forklift batteries are second hand batteries, in my case usually taken from trucks which have been scrapped as they are not economically viable to repair. These cells are load and gravity tested before fitting and are ideal for those who only require their forklift for light usage.

Q - What are Ex-Rental Forklift Batteries ?

A - The ex-rental battreries are again used batteries, but are taken from packs which have been rented to customers who require a second battery at busy periods. Hence these batteries spend short periods of their life on a forklift and are also kept float charged when in storage.

Q - Roughly How Much Will a New Battery Cost ?

A - I would love to be able to give a simple answer to this question, but as their are scores of different battery cell types available, mixed with the fact that lead prices rise and fall on a weekly basis it is impossible to give a ball park figure. Sorry !