Purkeys Cost Efficient Liftgate Charging Methods Save Fleets Money

Nov 04, 2015, 09:00 ET from Purkeys

LOWELL, Ark., Nov. 4, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- In the heavy-duty commercial trucking industry, nothing is more important than efficiency. Purkeys has figured out how to save fleets time and money when it comes to their liftgate batteries.

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Are there any fleets that have 1,400 hours a year to waste? We didn't think so. The speed of a liftgate is crucial to a fleet's rate of delivery. Research shows that fully charged liftgate batteries can increase liftgate speed up to ten percent.

To quantify the amount of time that can be saved, let's assume that keeping batteries at a high state of charge will allow a particular fleet to operate liftgates five percent faster on average. This saves two seconds per lift, which adds up to 27.8 hours per week, and over 1,400 hours per year. While two seconds per lift may initially seem like a small benefit, increasing the efficiency of each lift can potentially mean thousands of dollars in savings.

The ultimate goal for any fleet utilizing liftgates is to make quick and cost-effective deliveries. Keeping liftgate batteries at a high state of charge will help fleets achieve this goal and save money over time. 

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For more than 20 years, Purkeys has delivered innovative, cost-effective solutions for the electrical needs of heavy-duty fleets. They look at the electrical system as a whole, then strategically work to achieve the maximum return on investment while reducing maintenance costs and equipment usage. Their level of expertise has garnered more than 10 U.S. patents and attracted the attention of fleets, OEMs and other industry leaders throughout North America. For more information please go to purkeys.net.

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