Battery care app: Battery Steward from Flow-Rite is a cloud-based solution that organizes an operation’s battery care schedule, sends alerts when tasks are due, records maintenance and
asset data, and allows the data to be analyzed over time. The
app is currently available to download for free on the App Store
and Google Play.
Battery Steward uses a mobile device and identifying labels
to create easy-to-follow battery care task lists. Tasks can be
checked off by scanning the identifying label affixed to a battery.
Battery Steward highlights and elevates batteries with overdue
maintenance tasks, minimizing the chance of missing a task.
Battery maintenance data are analyzed through an online portal
( www.BatterySteward.com) to help identify neglected, misused,
or abused batteries.
A set of identifying labels will come free with Flow-Rite’s
Millennium single-point battery watering kits through participating Flow-Rite dealers. Labels will be sold to customers who are
outfitting existing fleets with Battery Steward. (Flow-Rite, www.
Electric forklift trucks: The new Yale
ERP025-030VC Series three-wheel sit-down electric forklift trucks are designed
with a narrow width and tight turning
radius, allowing operators to maneuver in
constricted areas or on congested loading docks. The models offer lifting capacities of 2,500 or 3,000
pounds, making them well suited for light manufacturing, food
processing, third-party logistics, and distribution applications.
The new three-wheel electric riders are only 39. 2 inches
wide and have an outside turning radius of 55 inches for the
ERP025VC model and 57.2 inches for the ERP030VC model. Both
models are equipped with AC motors, providing smooth acceleration, torque, and lifting performance.
In addition, the trucks feature a rear-wheel drive motor, single
steer tire, drum brakes, and a manual parking brake. The masts
on the ERP-VC models feature a variable lap design to improve
The new models allow users to customize the truck’s hydraulic
and traction performance to suit the application. (Yale, www.