scissor lift batteries

Have you adequately maintained your electric scissor lift batteries? Scissor lifts need a lot of attention, and making sure you’re keeping up with this machinery is no easy task. So how do you properly ensure your scissor lift batteries?

Keeping Your Batteries Moisturized

Most scissor lifts come with wet cell batteries, and the batteries must be kept moist. Wet-cell batteries are the original type of rechargeable battery. The battery consists of a liquid electrolyte such as sulfuric acid, a corrosive and dangerous substance.

How Often Should I Maintain My Scissor Lift Batteries?

If you live in states like California, Texas, or Arizona, you will have to make sure you are maintaining your scissor lift batteries at least once per week. If you live in states like Ohio, Virginia, or New York, you’ll keep your scissor lifts batteries every three to four weeks.  Typical applications include aviation, electric utilities, energy storage, and cellphone towers.

What Type Of Water Is Best To Keep My Scissor Lift Batteries New?

The best type of water to utilize for your scissor lift batteries will be distilled water. Distilled or deionized water is recommended due to the absence of additional minerals found in regular tap water.

Learn More About Proper Scissor Lift Battery Maintenance

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Scissor Lifts require a certain amount of batteries, and most of the time, it’s four batteries. But as of recently, there is a new scissor lift by JLG that requires only one battery. Since this is a new product, we are unsure how this will play out in the long run. Regardless, you won’t want to pay for replacing it.

The Standard Amount

Typically, for scissor lifts, the number of batteries you will need will be around four. These batteries are golf cart-type batteries. The batteries are six volts which can be purchased in places such as your local Costco, which is where we recommend getting the batteries at a good deal. The most you will spend on these batteries will be around one hundred to one hundred and seven dollars.

At Above All Equipment Sales, we recommended only using four batteries as this is the typical limit. Any more than this, and you violate OSHA and ANSI standards.

Learn More

Discover more about scissor lifts and their components by visiting our website or contacting one of our professionals today.

At Above All Equipment Sales, we sell new and reconditioned scissor lifts, boom lifts, and telehandlers from many popular brands. One of our most popular items are our scissor lifts. When it comes to purchasing your scissor lift, it is important to keep in mind the maintenance requires for your machine.

Scissor Lift Maintenance

Keeping up with your scissor lift is overall very simple. You definitely want to read the owner’s manual so you can understand everything your individual scissor lift’s needs. But in general, these are a few key points in scissor lift maintenance:

Scissor Lift Batteries

Batteries are a key component of any scissor lift. They are not maintenance free; however, the upkeep is extremely easy. Make sure to add distilled water every two to four weeks. Again, make sure to check the manual as this maintenance doesn’t really vary by manufacturer, but it does vary by geographical location. For example, if you are working in a desert-like climate, then you’ll need to add water more often.

Replacing Your Scissor Lift Battery

Plan on getting a new battery every three years, but keep an eye on it as its life can vary depending on how much you use the lift. The batteries are four golf cart batteries, so six-volt batteries that you can buy anywhere, such as Costco.

Annual ANSI Safety Inspection for Scissor Lifts

Just like your car, you will have to get new tags for your scissor lift every year. The only difference is that the scissor lift must undergo the ANSI safety inspection and pass before you can get your tag.

Tire Maintenance for Scissor Lifts

Scissor lift tires are very durable and take a long time to need replacing; however, if you do hit a curb or anything like that, then they might need replacing sooner.

Overall, the maintenance for a scissor lift is very straightforward and simple to handle. If you have any questions on how to maintain your new or reconditioned scissor lift, contact us at Above All Equipment Sales today!