Manual Battery Changing Machine  – MU 950 x 500

Drawing Number: AD-816-2015-10


Manual Fork-truck Battery Changing Machine  – MU 950 x 500

As part of an ongoing relationship with Hoppecke Batterien, Acres produce a number of bespoke fork-truck battery changing units to suit customer requirements. Our product has improved incrementally over the years giving our designers and fabricators a wealth of experience to tackle almost any request.

The Acres MU is a manual version of the popular PU solution and is an ideal alternative for lighter weight batteries. The MU is a low cost version of the PU with no electrics or hydraulics. It is manually operated and fitted to a hand pallet truck. The manipulation of the battery onto and off of the charging bed is via a hand operated crank handle. The solution features a mechanical battery catch locking mechanism that secures the battery in place whilst being transported.

The powered battery changing unit is fixed to a PPT (Powered Pallet Truck) providing a fast and efficient mobile battery changing solution for 24 hour warehouse operations.  The PU is powered by a hydraulic power pack which, in partnership with a pair of powerful magnets exchanges batteries between fork trucks and battery charging racks.

Acres are currently exporting custom machines to Germany, France, Belgium, Spain, Poland, Holland, Slovakia, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, South Africa and China as well as serving the UK.

For more information about the Hoppecke battery changing unit see: The trak® Xchange PU.

Design Scope:


Battery Details:
Max Battery Size: 950mm x 500mm
Max Battery Capacity: 900KG

PPT Details:
Min PPT fork length: N/A
Min PPT fork spread:  N/A
Min PPT Fork width:  N/A

Roll Off Height:
Based on PPT Range

Manually operated crank handle
Mechanical battery catch

Colour: RAL 6029 Green

Acres Drawing Number: AD-816-2015-10



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