Lithium-Ion Power Benefits
- Maintenance-Free – Lithium-ion batteries are completely sealed for long-term, maintenance-free operation. Unlike lead-acid batteries, they do not corrode, sulfate, or emit dangerous gases. There’s no need for cleaning, watering, cool-down time, or a weekly equalization charge. Plus, with no loss of charge or other adverse effects from long-term storage, lithium-ion batteries are always ready to work when you are.
- Charge Anytime, Anywhere – Charging a lithium-ion battery is easy, as the battery never has to leave the truck, so charging may occur wherever and whenever convenient. There is no need to return the lift truck to a battery charging and changing room. Use that space for something more productive. There is also no need to fully discharge and recharge a lithium-ion battery. Forklift operators can safely assume responsibility of their own motive power needs, with on-demand opportunity charging throughout the workday.
- Longer Lifetime – “Energy-dense” lithium-ion batteries have a 3,000-cycle expected lifespan, which is nearly three times longer than lead-acid batteries. With no harmful “memory effect” from opportunity charging a lithium-ion battery, you can count on it to deliver consistent power and reliable runtime over the long haul. Save over 80% on forklift battery costs with Hyster® and Yale® lithium-ion technology!
- Covered Under Warranty – Lithium-ion forklift batteries are easy to use and easy to maintain. This translates to fewer issues of neglected care and potential warranty disputes. However, should any issues arise, you can rest easy knowing that our lithium-ion power systems carry a warranty for 60 months or 3,000 cycles.
Clean, Cost Effective Power
The benefits of lithium-ion power extend beyond cleaner energy. It can be cost-effective over time. Lower maintenance costs and shorter charging times increase production and save money. Since lithium-ion batteries do not need to be removed from the forklifts for charging or set aside for a cool-down period like lead-acid batteries, there is no need for dedicated battery charging and storage areas allowing these areas to be used for other things. Companies with larger fleets that run multiple shifts have saved hundreds of thousands of dollars by repurposing their battery rooms into safer, cleaner, more productive spaces.
Made for Material Handling
Hyster® and Yale® lithium-ion battery packs are recognized under the UL 583 safety standard for electric battery-powered industrial trucks – the only safety standard recognized by the Industrial Truck Standards Development Foundation for use in material handling equipment.
Lithium-ion forklift batteries are capable of functioning in a full range of ambient temperatures, from -31°F to 104°F, with little to no drop-off in voltage output. This makes them an ideal motive power solution for a variety of industries, from cold-storage to intensive manufacturing applications.
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Since 2018 Hyster Yale ®electric forklifts have been manufactured with the capability of operating with lead-acid or lithium-ion batteries or hydrogen fuel cells. We offer three different fuel options for every Hyster® Yale® stand-up, sit down, or walk-behind electric lift truck. In addition, electric forklifts may be retrofitted or converted from lead-acid batteries to lithium-ion batteries or hydrogen fuel cells.
For more information, contact your Eastern Lift Truck Co. Account Manager. We are ready to help you review your operation and get you started on the road to cost saving, clean energy.