Battery Power: What You Need to Know
Electrification is taking the industry by storm — and for good reason. The benefits of battery power range from fuel savings to improved flexibility and increased range of applications. But is it right for you?
Dave Schulenberg, senior product manager, alternative power at Vanguard, answers the industry’s most common battery questions.
Q. WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH BATTERY?
A. Battery power has existed in various forms for some time, but the technology is now advanced enough to serve as a reliable, alternative power source for the commercial turf industry. Battery-powered products are as safe, durable and productive as traditional power sources, while providing a level of application flexibility we haven’t seen before.
Q. WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
A. A primary benefit of battery is noise — as in it doesn’t make much. This extremely quiet power source allows crews to work throughout the course of a day without violating noise ordinances and is an incredibly durable and efficient power source. Which means fleets can use it to maximize productivity levels to get the job done faster.
Q. WHAT ABOUT COST?
A. Battery power eliminates fuel costs and often has reduced maintenance and service needs, which means more uptime for your crew. Pair that with increased productivity and you get a low total cost of ownership over the lifetime of the battery pack.
Q. WHAT ARE VANGUARD’S BATTERY OFFERINGS?
A. Vanguard developed its first commercial lithium-ion battery in partnership with Argo, a manufacturer of extreme terrain vehicles. The resulting battery pack is the only fully integrated, complete battery solution available on the market. The flexible, easy to install batteries offer superior power and performance for the turf industry.
Interested in applying Vanguard Commercial Lithium Ion Battery power to your turf application? Discover more here.