Forklift Battery Handling Equipment for the Coming Year's Budget

Improved battery room configurations and new equipment can yield big gains in productivity and profitability. As the end of the year draws closer, managers of large forklift fleets consider placing an investment in this type of infrastructure in the coming year's budget.

BHS custom designs its battery handling equipment for safety, efficiency, and lifetime cost savings. A complete system can make battery change-outs, charging, and washing a seamless process that keeps lift trucks running with less downtime.  Even a single piece of well-chosen equipment can make a big difference in a battery room.

Carts and carriages are fine for operations that only require one or two battery change-outs per day. A BHS Automatic Transfer Carriage accommodates up to 20 change-outs. If you need more than that or if forklifts start to queue while waiting for a fresh battery, it may be time for an upgrade.

Enjoy a great ROI without interfering with daily operations.

BHS can assess your current facility and recommend improvements that fit your budget and projected needs. By making small changes, like improvements to the floor or arrangement of charger stands, companies get a huge return on investment by increasing their efficiency.

Read this case study of a high-volume distribution center, and you'll see how BHS can revolutionize a battery room without disrupting day-to-day activities with the installation. With decades of experience and a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in St. Louis, Missouri, BHS can customize solutions for any facility.

Operator Aboard Battery Extractors speed up and simplify battery change-outs.

Every facility has unique needs, and BHS can help determine how to best improve a battery room. Often, an Operator Aboard Battery Extractor can make the single biggest difference. These heavy-duty battery changers reduce change-out times keeping your forklift fleet running.

Keep in mind that industry experts recommend choosing material handling equipment based on the projected needs over the next five years (report is available behind a free paywall here). If your forklifts are already experiencing longer-than-acceptable wait times, for change-outs, future growth will only exacerbate the problem.

Fleet management technology and on-site battery wash equipment lead to savings in time and money.

For larger operations, fleet management technology can provide a data stream that allows managers to monitor battery usage with precision. From the simple and cost-effective Intelligent Battery Organizing System to the ultra-secure and advanced Fleet Tracker™, BHS offers systems that reduce maintenance costs, prolong battery life, and increase productivity.


Battery wash equipment allows fleet managers to wash corrosive material off batteries on site. This essential maintenance task makes batteries perform better, have a longer lifespan, and cause fewer electrical problems in lift trucks. Integrating wash cabinets with an Operator Aboard Battery Extractor makes the washing process even faster.

Work with battery handling experts to form a plan.

As technology changes and operations grow, inefficiencies can arise. The experts from BHS can help managers find areas for improvement—no matter what the budget is. Whether you want a whole new battery room or Structural Barriers Rails to make forklift traffic safer, we can help. Call 1.800.BHS.9500 to start the conversation.


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