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Operator Aboard Battery Extractors

BHS offers a variety of distinct Operator Aboard Battery Extractors for operations of all sizes.

While each forklift battery changer is designed and built for a specific application, all units have features that make them the most versatile, reliable and cost-effective options in the industry. BHS battery changers can reduce changeout times substantially, ensuring a more productive facility, and fully hydraulic operation allows for easier maintenance and longer operating lifespans. Each changer has a heavy-duty structure with a powder-coated epoxy finish that resists acid, scratches and other common sources of damage.

Safety features vary by model and include velocity fuse protection, which prevents vertical drops due to hydraulic hose damage. A three-point safety switch system requires proper gate closure, and a floor-drive cutout system prevents the vehicle from moving when the extractor arm is outside the carriage.

BHS forklift battery changers are essential equipment for any facility that requires frequent changeouts, and we combine ergonomic designs with efficient operation in order to provide our clients with a fast return on investment.

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Choosing a Forklift Battery Changer for Your Facility

Efficient forklift battery changers maximize the value of the entire fleet, and Operator Aboard Battery Extractor Systems provide fast and safe battery handling for every shift.

forklift battery changing system

Consider the following features when choosing a forklift battery changer for side-extraction fleets:

  • Extractor Arm Design

    – Extractor arms provide the horizontal force required to push and pull large forklift batteries. Every model of BHS Battery Extractor (BHS BE) provides arm travel with two chrome-hardened shafts. This dual-shaft design allows BHS Battery Extractors to complete battery change-outs with extraordinary efficiency — often within 2-3 minutes per changeout. Combined with metal shielding that protects components from debris, these heavy duty travel shafts offer a lifetime of dependable performance.

  • Lift Capabilities

    – Four hydraulic lift cylinders provide safe, smooth vertical travel for Double, Triple, and Quad Stack Battery Extractors. As the weight of forklift batteries shifts during the change-out process, the BHS Non-Inner-Flow Manifold carefully controls hydraulic power, limiting stress on mechanical components while ensuring steady positioning for the operator. Inner frames maintain their level at any height thanks to a fully synchronized eight-point equalization system.

  • Floor Travel Systems

    – Single-actuated floor travel is the industry standard for forklift battery changers, but BHS Battery Extractors double the power with two independent drive wheels. Each motor can power floor travel alone, so battery room operators can keep the fleet moving even if one of the drive wheels requires maintenance or repair. This fail-safe prevents the costly prospect of leaving forklift fleets idle until technicians can complete repairs on damaged floor drive components.

  • Safety Features

    – BHS Operator Aboard Battery Extractors are designed with numerous safety features that provide multiple levels of dependable redundancy. Lift systems provide a high level of safety with eight point equalization and a velocity fuse, which freezes the lift cylinders if a hydraulic hose is damaged.

    The substantial list of safety options includes an Overhead Guard and an Operator Shield for maximum operator protection. Other options include strobe lights, horns, and alarms to warn pedestrians of the BE’s movements. A Safety Scanner can automatically stop the BE’s movements when it senses someone in the travel path.

BHS Battery Extractors are built for reliable, long-lasting service, without excessive maintenance. Heavy duty steel construction with an acid- and scratch-resistant powder coating makes these powerful battery handling devices suitable for the toughest of environments, and only seven zerk fittings provide access for stress-free lubrication.

With the right forklift battery changer, your operation can see improved efficiency, dependable safety and better productivity overall. BHS Operator Aboard Battery Extractors can be customized for virtually any type of facility, and our sales team is ready to help you choose appropriate options. Call us today at +1 314 423 2075 for more information or to find a dealer near you.