BATTERIES AND HEAT DO NOT MIX

Why Heat Is More of an Issue Now Than in the Past Modern trucks’ aerodynamic skirting allows the tractor to have less drag and reduce fuel usage. An unintended result is the air that used to cool components like the batteries passes by the tractor. Now batteries are subjected to higher temperatures. While batteries perform…

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Trace Down Circuits Before Replacing Liftgate Parts

by Tom Berg, Senior Editor The driver’s come back from his daily peddle run a couple of hours early because of problems with the trailer’s liftgate. He says it’s operating very slowly, and at his last stop he barely got the platform off the ground and stowed. Right away the trailer mechanic allows as how…

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HAVING ISSUES WITH BATTERY MAINTENANCE?

  Battery Program Includes Free Electrical Consulting Heavy duty, commercial trucking fleets can experience a variety of issues with batteries on a regular basis. Having technicians properly trained in battery maintenance is an important part in keeping a fleets’ tractors on the road to maximize productivity and profit. The training requires some upfront costs but…

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CASE STUDY: SOLVING THE ISSUE OF DEAD LIFTGATE BATTERIES FOR RENTAL TRAILERS

How Purkeys Saved a Trailer Rental Company Money with a 3-in-1 Charge Controller System Challenge A large trailer leasing company had compatibility issues between their trailers liftgate charging system and the clients’ tractors. Since there are three different systems, dual pole, single pole, and seven-way aux, it was difficult to choose which one matched the…

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HAVING TROUBLE KEEPING TRAILER ACCESSORIES CHARGED?

  TAPS Products can be adapted to fit a variety of needs Keeping an electric pallet jack charged can be a challenge. Heavy duty, commercial trucking fleets experience down time and revenue losses when electric pallet jack batteries don’t last the entire route. It also leads to shorter battery life when they are drained on…

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CASE STUDY: SOLVING BATTERY PROBLEMS FOR FORK LIFTS

How Purkeys Stopped a Scale from Draining Fork Lift Batteries Challenge A fleet installed scales on all their fork lifts. By eliminating the extra step of weighing freight separately the automatic scale saved labor hours, reduced time each pallet of freight spent on the dock,  and gave the fleet correct billing weights. The scale caused…

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