Tech Tip: Battery Testing & Maintenance

Load testing a skid steer loader battery

A load test is a simple way to check if you need a new battery

Battery maintenance is pretty simple stuff if you know what you’re doing, and a few simple practices and tests will help keep your machine running at full power for as long as possible.

It’s always a good idea to make sure your battery terminals are clean and clear of corrosion, which can negatively impact a battery’s performance. Add it to the list of routine maintenance you do for your machine to keep up with it. If you suspect your battery is defective, then a load test can quickly tell you if it needs replacement. If you’re not sure how to do this, check out our how-to video.

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