Monthly Archives: September 2018

Battery Charging Tips

Battery Charging Tips

Learn how to charge your equipment batteries safely and get the most out of them with these battery charging tips. 

Avoid Corrosion

A dirty battery may corrode and has the potential for heat build-up, resulting in shorter battery life and other safety hazards.

Avoid corrosion by cleaning battery contacts with a soft cloth, ensuring the battery remains dry, and storing batteries at room temperature. If batteries do corrode, carefully dispose of them.

Contact your local recycle center for tips and information on how to best dispose of and/or recycle dead batteries.

Check Connections

It’s important to check battery connections to ensure that they are secure. Damaged connections and/or cables may require replacement to guarantee reliable power. 

Turn Off Charger Before Dislodging

To protect your battery and to keep it functioning optimally, remember to turn off chargers before dislodging your battery.

Keep a Charge

Maximize your battery life by keeping it above 20%. It’s recommended to keep batteries charged above 20% for optimal battery care and to extend your battery’s life.

Use Breaks

Avoid downtime related to battery charge! One way you can achieve this is by using operator breaks or shift changes as an opportunity to charge your battery.

Remember Ventilation

Adequate ventilation is very important for battery care and safety. Remember to store batteries and equipment in well-ventilated areas to avoid hazard.

When charging, keep the battery compartment open to improve ventilation. Refer to your owner’s manual for specific information.

Check Water Levels

Always check your battery’s water levels after charging and add any additional water as needed. This is an important step to ensuring that your battery remains operational and maintains efficiency.

Weekly Charge

Give each of your batteries a weekly equalize charge to keep them operating at their peak performance.

Contact the Experts

Have questions about your battery? Need to purchase a new one? Contact us! 

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in September 2018. We updated it for freshness, accuracy, and comprehensiveness in April 2023.


Tyson Foods Meals that Matter, Hurricane Florence

Hugg & Hall Equipment Company Serviced Meals That Matter Trailer, Stocked With Extra Generators

Springdale, Ark.–

Hugg & Hall Equipment Company (Hugg & Hall), with locations throughout Arkansas, Louisiana and Oklahoma, recently serviced and stocked (with generators) the Tyson Foods, Inc. Meals that Matter trailer bound for ongoing Hurricane Florence relief efforts in North Carolina.

The trailer is en route to Fayetteville, North Carolina, where it will serve as part of mobile relief operations to provide meals to flood victims in the area, according to a press release distributed by the company. The company is sending teams to prepare meals, three tractor-trailer loads of product totaling 100,000 pounds, one tractor-trailer load of bagged ice and one tractor-trailer load of bottled water. Free, hot meals for those in need are scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. on Sept. 20 at the Walmart store located at 7701 S Raeford Rd.

Tyson Foods will be working closely with its disaster relief partners American Egg Board, Bimbo Bakeries USA, Harris Baking Co., Hugg & Hall, Peppersource and Salvation Army to maximize relief efforts, according to the release.

Tyson Foods is a proud supporter of disaster relief efforts, according to their website. The company has provided aid for Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Ike, Superstorm Sandy and numerous flooding and tornado incidents throughout the country.

Tyson Foods is one of the world’s largest food companies and a recognized leader in protein. Headquartered in Springdale, Arkansas, the company has 122,000 team members.

The Hugg & Hall team is proud to support the Meals that Matter program and is continually keeping those affected by the storm in their thoughts. 

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Definition Recognition: What is ‘CFM’?

Defintion Recognition!

Every industry houses familiar terms and idioms, maybe not so familiar to others, and the construction and industrial equipment industry is no different. So, we’ve created our new Definition Recognition series to help those less familiar navigate industry terms/phrases, with the purpose to educate and facilitate informed decisions. What does telescopic mean? What does articulating entail? Telematics? We’ve got the answers in our new Definition Recognition series.

In our inaugural edition of Definition Recognition we delve into the ins-and-outs of air compressor “CFM” (cubic feet per minute), what it means for users/owners and how to choose a compressor with the appropriate CFM.

CFM is a measure of air flow and refers to the amount of air a particular unit can expel depending on the pressure valves in use and other considerations, like atmospheric pressure and humidity levels. Sometimes CFM is also referred to as standard cubic feet per minute, or SCFM, because of the potential for slight variation.

When selecting a compressor for the project at hand, CFM is an important consideration. If the compressor will be used to power continuous-demand tools, like pressure washers or similar apparatuses, users should search for compressors that feature a higher CFM.

CFM describes the volume of air a compressor delivers at specific pounds per square inch (PSI, a unit of pressure) levels. The CFM value changes as PSI changes. As you lower the PSI output, CFM increases. A compressor with a higher CFM rating can deliver more air and is better suited for heavier applications such as operating air wrenches and framing nail guns.

Generally, users should calculate the required CFM needed so that each tool/machine can operate then choose a compressor that features a CFM slightly above that number so as to support efficient operation and avoid downtime. Basically, it’s essential to know what the compressor will power before one can select the right compressor for the job.

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Hugg & Hall is Excited

 to Announce Their Inclusion to the Taylor Power Systems Dealer Network

Little Rock, Ark.–

Hugg & Hall Equipment Company (Hugg & Hall) is excited to announce their 


recent inclusion to the Taylor Power Systems Dealer Network. With this new partnership, Hugg & Hall looks forward to continuing the tradition of providing first-rate support and resources in the power generation sector. Taylor Power Systems announced the addition of Hugg & Hall as an official dealer in a press release on September 5.

With the recent inclusion to the Taylor Power Systems Dealer Network, Hugg & Hall will represent the Taylor line of generators in Arkansas and Oklahoma. Hugg & Hall houses trained technicians providing 24/7 service on all generator brands, automatic transfer switches and controls. Preventative maintenance services, load bank testing and training are also offered by the company.

Taylor Power Systems, Inc., is a generator manufacturer which designs, engineers, manufactures and services generators for the oil and gas, industrial, commercial, health care, telecommunications, municipal and agricultural markets, according to their website. For more than 30 years Taylor Power Systems has established a solid reputation for quality, innovation and service. Taylor diesel generator sets range from 9-kW to 2,000-kW, feature low operating costs and provide convenient, reliable power for a variety of standby and prime power applications. The natural gas generator sets range from 25-kW to 600-kW and deliver clean, best-in-class power for standby or prime applications. For backup emergency power or planned power projects, their user friendly systems make Taylor Power Systems an optimal choice for a complete generator solution.

Hugg & Hall is enthusiastic about their new dealer status and looks forward to working with Taylor Power Systems with the purpose to provide customers reliable, high-quality power. 

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