Maintenance crews are often on a strict schedule, so it’s vital that battery powered floor cleaning machines perform reliably and maintain full power throughout your cleaning schedule. This is one of the reasons why selecting the correct batteries for floor cleaning machines can be confusing. The least expensive batteries may not provide enough longevity, while the most expensive may hurt the bottom line of your company’s operating costs. There are some methods, however, to ensure you get the right balance between reliability and cost.
Choosing The Right Battery
When selecting a replacement battery it is important to refer to the manufacturer’s specifications. These can be different for various floor machines such as Tennant, Nilfisk Advance, Factory Cat, Global Industrial, PowerBoss, Karcher, Minuteman International, and others.
As an example, the Nilfisk Grey Line Sweeper Scrubber SR models, run on a 24V system. Units like the SC1500 requires four, 6V 200 amp-hour batteries. U.S. Battery’s US 2000 XC2 or US 2200 XC2 are ideal for these power requirements. The Nilfisk SC600, however, runs on the same voltage system but requires four 255 amp-hour, 6V batteries. U.S. Battery’s US 250 XC2 would provide the best solution for these modes. In all, these examples, these batteries provide a great balance between cost and long-lasting performance.
Maintaining Batteries For Longer Life
To get the most performance from your batteries, it’s also important to commit to a regular maintenance regimen such as:
- Checking and replenishing the electrolyte levels. Installing a BWT or Flow-Rite single-point-watering kit can make this an easy and quick process.
- Performing an equalization charge
- Checking and Cleaning battery terminals and connections
- Performing an opportunity charge when possible
U.S. Battery Deep Cycle batteries are handcrafted in the U.S.A. The batteries also feature our exclusive XC2 formulation that gives them the highest initial capacity, fastest cycle-up time to full-rated capacity, improved recharge-ability, and the highest total energy delivered than any battery in their class. For a complete list of Flooded Lead-Acid or AGM batteries for cleaning machines download U.S. Battery’s Sweeper Scrubber Battery flyer to see all of the models, sizes, and specifications available to fit your particular vehicle.