Benefit Your Business with Tax Code Section 179 Deductions

Time is almost up to take advantage of the 2017 tax deduction. Like last year, Section 179 allows businesses a tax deduction for equipment and software that is purchased or leased and placed into service before December 31, 2017. This includes dock and door equipment for your facility. Again, just like last year the deduction limit is set at $500,000.

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Preventing Forklift Battery Sulfation

Did you know the number one cause of early failures of lead-acid industrial batteries is sulfation? The build up of lead sulfate crystals eventually leads to loss of cranking power and longer changing times.

Battery plates regularly get sulfated. When batteries discharge, the lead active material on the plate reacts with the sulfate from the electrolyte and forms a lead sulfate residue on the plates. This reaction drains the battery of all lead active material and sulfate from the electrolyte remaining causing the battery to be fully discharged. After the battery is fully discharged like this, a recharge must commence as soon as possible. The recharge process consists of the lead sulfate residue converting back into the lead active material and the remaining sulfate is returned to the electrolytes. 

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Why Are My Forklift’s Battery Cables and Wires Getting So Hot?

If you have ever asked, yourself this question, then it’s time to take note of the warning. Because electric industrial lift trucks run at high current and low voltage that use electrochemical cells as their power source, it is not uncommon to experience an elevated temperature within the system somewhere. However, excessive heating of your electric forklifts components should never be ignored because it is likely an indicator of problems that will only get worse!

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Forklift Battery Care

Typically, in a single shift working environment using electric lift trucks that charge their lift truck batteries only once a day, companies can expect their forklift battery to last five years on average. It is possible to extend the life of your batteries with proper battery care and maintenance. Not following these general tips can drastically lower your lift truck battery’s useful life.

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SSE Got Powered Up At ProMat 2017

Southern States Enterprises representatives were elated to attend ProMat 2017 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois last week. ProMat is the premier showcase for material handling, supply chain, and logistics solution specialists and manufactures in North America. The show had a record number of 900 industry leading material handling and logistic providers exhibiting this year.

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Tips to Maintain Your Industrial Batteries Today & Maximize Their Useful Life

Performing proper battery care and maintenance is critical to ensuring the longevity of your equipment’s batteries. Most companies would agree that having a battery care plan is important but many aren’t sure who or what department should oversee routine maintenance. Having the right team to routinely perform maintenance on your fleet's industrial batteries is crucial to maximizing their useful life. Southern States Enterprises is Florida and Georgia’s leading provider of industrial batteries, chargers and motive power application solutions. We provide mobile battery service by trained and certified service technicians that allows us to perform routine battery care and maintenance at your warehouse or ours to maximize the life of your investment.  

Read more to learn basic tips on pointers to make sure your getting the most out of your investment.

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Special Request- Battery Building

If we don’t have the size and capacity battery you need, we can locate it or build it ourselves.

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