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7.What type of battery wash equipment is required? Auto-Washer? Power Wash Cabinet? Manual Wash Stand?


Auto-Washers Auto-washers
Auto-Washers provide one-button automatic washing. Battery positioning, washing, and air blow off are fully automatic.

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are fully automatic. After the Multi-Shifter vehicle loads the battery on the feeder section. The start button engages the feeder section, and the battery is then positioned inside the Auto-Washer. The doors then automatically close and the wash cycle begins. After washing, air is used to remove excess water form the battery. The doors open automatically and the battery is positioned on the feeder section for pickup by the Multi-Shifter vehicle. Auto-Washers range in price from $30,000.00 to $50,000.00 dollars. They are used by customers with large fleets of 150 or more forklifts.

Power Wash Cabinets

PWC’s are the most popular model washer we make. The battery is fed and retrieved by a Multi-Shifter vehicle and the PWC does the rest.

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are fed the battery by a Multi-Shifter vehicle. The operator then pushes a toggle switch to lower the door. Then the start button is pushed and the wash/air blow-off cycle begins. After the cycle is done, the operator uses the toggle switch to open the door. The Multi-Shifter vehicle removes the battery an the cycle is complete. PWC's range in price from $11,540.00 to $15,000.00. The PWC is the most popular model of washer we make.

Manual Wash Stand

The Manual Wash Stand Manual Wash Stand
Manual Wash Stand is simply a battery stand with splash guards on three sides. This allows manual cleaning of batteries. The batteries are fed and extracted by the Multi-Shifter vehicle.

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is simply a battery stand with splash-guards on three sides. The Multi-Shifter vehicle loads and unloads batteries in the Manual Wash Stand. The battery is washed manually while sitting in the stand. Manual Wash Stands range in price from $1,200.00 to $2,500.00.

8. Is a Waste Water Filtration System required?

Does the customer have a water treatment program for his battery wash water? Lead leeches off a battery every time it is washed. The EPA considers lead on the “Big 7” toxic waste materials. That means they consider it as dangerous as plutonium.

The Filter-5 Filter-5
Filter-5 has been tested by independent labs. It is the only system in the industry that traps lead and all other heavy metals.

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Waste Water Filtration System list price is $8,450.00. It is the only system that traps lead and all other heavy metals. Independent laboratories and Douglas Battery have tested the Filter-5 and verified all of our performance statements.

In addition, Multi-Shifter and Culligan partnered to design the Filter-5 Filter-5
The Filter-5 was designed by Culligan and Multi-Shifter, Inc.. This partnership has created the best battery waste water filtration in the industry.

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. Culligan is a trusted name in waste- water filtration.

The most important part of our Filter-5 system is the disposal of the trapped heavy metals. Normally, the generator of the waste water (in this case the owner of the battery) is responsible from “Cradle to Grave” for the proper disposal of the waste water. Multi-Shifter and Culligan remove that liability by having the toxic material recycled by a federally licensed waste processor.

Considering that EPA fines can reach $10,000.00 a day for improper handling of toxic waste, the price of the Filter-5 is very reasonable.

See our section on the Filter-5 Filter-5
When you wash your batteries, you need to wash your water. Multi-Shifter’s Filter-5 will handle this task for you.

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for a full overview of the product and its benefits.

9.What type of system is desired? Single Level Single-Level
The Single Level systems store more batteries per square foot at floor level than anyone in the industry. They provide the fastest battery changes and the lowest cost of ownership.

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– AC or DC? Double Stack Double Stack
The Double Stack stores and changes batteries two levels high.

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? Triple Stack Triple Stack
The Triple Stack stores and changes batteries three levels high.

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Our Sale Engineer and Sale Coordinator Sale Coordinator
Your Sales Coordinator is Tony Jones. He may be reached at 1-800-457-4472 or
will assist you in finding the best alternative for the customer.

To see the general guidelines for what to quote see our “Help for Sales People” section.

10. What type of Battery Stands Battery Stands
Multi-Shifter Battery Stands come in two major categories, Poly-Glide and Roller Stands. Poly-Glide Stands utilize two UHMW strips to support the battery in storage. Roller Stands use rollers, axles, and bearings to support stored batteries.

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are required? Poly-Glide Poly-Glide
Poly-Glide stands use two UHMW strips to support the batteries. These allow batteries to be stores as little as 1” apart providing maximum space utilization.

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or Roller Roller
Roller Stands support the batteries using rollers, axles, and bearings.

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Multi-Shifter's Poly-Glide stands are the most space efficient in the industry. They store more batteries per square foot than any of our competitors. We accomplish this by storing the batteries just 2.5 inches apart.

With Poly-Glide stands the battery rests on 2 strips of Ultra-High-Molecular-Weight-Polyethylene. The front of the strip has a booster roller to assist the battery across the strip. This simple design is nearly “maintenance free”. There are no rollers, bearings, axles, or hog rings as with roller stands.

The Poly-Glide strips carry a 5 year warranty.

So, to summarize, Poly-Glide stands store more batteries in less space than any other method. Their “maintenance free design” gives them a low cost of ownership. Rollers, bearings, axles, and hog rings don't have to be replaced.

Poly-Glide stands tend to be 10% to 20% more expensive than roller stands.

Roller stands come in fixed widths with the battery resting on a roller bed. Roller Stands are 10% to 20% less expensive than Poly-Glide Stands.

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