6 Benefits of Propane Forklifts

Written on: May 20, 2024

Find Out Why These Workhorses Are the Smart Solution for Your Business

forklift Kenedy, TX Construction companies. Warehouses. Distribution centers. Those are just a few of the businesses that rely on forklifts every day. Whether you need to get merchandise off trucks and onto shelves, or move building materials quickly and efficiently around worksites, forklifts are essential. Let our team show you why propane fueled forklifts will keep your operation running smoothly with less downtime. Here are 6 advantages you need to know:

1. Power.

Propane-powered forklifts perform better at handling heavier loads and are more capable when it comes to inclines.

Propane powered forklifts will operate at 100% power as long as there’s propane in the cylinder. That’s not the case with an electric-powered forklift. Electric forklifts lose power as the battery drains. And when that electric forklift is out of power, it can take eight hours—or longer—to recharge. Diesel-fueled forklifts require a diesel fueling station—which isn’t practical for most businesses. With a propane forklift, refueling takes minutes. All your employees have to do is replace the empty cylinder with a full one, and the forklift is back on the job.

2. Cost-effectiveness.

Refueling is quick and easy with replaceable cylinders. Faster refueling means less downtime. Recharging an electric forklift takes equipment out of service for hours, slowing down operations. Plus, charging stations for electric forklifts take up space and require large up-front investments.

Propane-fueled forklifts also require less maintenance and downtime for repairs than gasoline or diesel-powered ones.

3. Safety.

Propane forklifts are safe to use both indoors and outside. Diesel-powered forklifts cannot be operated indoors, and electric forklifts are inefficient outdoors and can’t operate in wet conditions. That’s why the best option for top performance indoors or out is a propane forklift!

4. Environmental friendliness.

Propane forklifts emit dramatically fewer greenhouse gases than gasoline-powered forklifts. In the rare event of a propane leak, there’s no environmental damage. Meanwhile, about 40% of the country’s electricity generation comes from coal-fired power plants, making electric forklifts not as green as people may think they are.

5. Convenience.

With our cylinder exchange program, you have full cylinders on-site and ready to go. Our pros will meet with you to evaluate your needs and develop a customized program, then set you up with sturdy, safe storage cages for your cylinders. We’ll thoroughly train your workers in the safe handling of propane cylinders. And you’ll always have the cylinders you need, when you need them.

6. Versatility.

If you use forklifts, you probably use other equipment that can run off propane cylinders. In addition to forklifts, propane can be used to power a wide range of equipment, including:

Ready to Learn More?

Talk to our commercial propane team. They have the expertise and experience to understand your specific needs and tailor a program that will grow with your business—and help your business grow, thanks to the efficiency and power or propane.

Contact us today to learn about how our propane forklift cylinder exchange can help your business!