Columbia has been proud to call EnerSys a partner for the past five years, and in that time, this partnership has brought together EnerSys technology and Columbia work vehicles, both of which focus on balancing maximum performance and energy savings. Because Columbia’s sustainability philosophy aligns with EnerSys’s sustainability initiatives so well, this partnership has highlighted the benefits of NexSys batteries, which are more environmentally friendly than conventional flooded lead-acid batteries, in Columbia vehicles.
When EnerSys released its NexSys batteries, it was a complete game-changer for Columbia. Thanks to their TPPL technology, NexSys batteries are ideal for opportunity charging and never need watering or weekly equalization. This allows vehicles such as our Stockchaser to work almost constantly for you and your guests. You can then focus on keeping guests happy and not on vehicle maintenance or charging. The resulting maintenance and time savings can be significant.
NexSys batteries also eliminate the risk of acid spills, which is one of the last things you want to worry about when you're in the material handling industry. These batteries can withstand shock and vibration, preventing additional maintenance even further. This is a huge advantage for our powerhouse vehicles, such as our Payloader, which can tow up to 18,000 pounds and carry 4,000 pounds of cargo. With these payload capabilities, you can imagine the wear and tear it has on regular batteries. NexSys batteries can not only withstand this level of wear and tear but also increase performance, allowing the Payloader to tackle any tough task that might arise.
When properly charged, NexSys batteries increase productivity, boost fleet efficiency, and lower your cost per mile. Add to these their excellent life cycle and a warranty of up to three years, and your ROI on a Columbia vehicle equipped with NexSys batteries will add up quickly, especially in scenarios where a whole fleet of Columbia vehicles is outfitted with NexSys batteries.
Stop by booth 820 at the GSE Expo 2021 to see NexSys batteries in our Payloader 4X!