Written on: August 7, 2023
Just how efficient are propane-powered forklifts? They’re efficient on multiple levels. Not only are they energy-efficient, but they also help your business save time and money. 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—and significant savings over diesel or electricity. Here are just a few of the advantages of propane forklifts:
Compared to electric-powered forklifts, Propane-powered forklifts perform more like gas-powered equipment. They are better at handling heavier loads and are more capable when it comes to inclines. In addition, they operate at 100% power as long as there’s propane in the cylinder. That’s just not the case with an electric forklift, which loses power as the battery drains.
No matter how cheap electricity gets, recharging an electric forklift takes eight hours—a full shift—to recharge. That means you need extra equipment, or plan for downtime. Plus, charging stations for electric forklifts take up space and require large up-front investments.
Diesel-fueled forklifts also require a diesel fueling station—which isn’t practical for most businesses.
Propane cylinders make refueling is quick and easy. All your employees have to do is replace the empty cylinder with a full one, and the forklift is back on the job.
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. When time is money, propane forklifts can boost your bottom line in refueling costs alone.
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:
Propane can also be used for a wide variety of agricultural applications, including crop warming and drying, weed control, and more.
Restaurants, resorts, hotels, country clubs and many other hospitality businesses use propane cylinders as well—for landscaping equipment, remote cooking, as well as outdoor dining and entertainment areas.
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!
Talk to Pico’s commercial propane team. They have the expertise and experience to understand your specific needs and can tailor a program that will grow with your business—and help your business grow, thanks to the efficiency and power or propane. From powerful performance advantages to time-saving convenience and efficiency, we’ll show you how propane forklifts can keep your operation running smoothly, with significant savings over diesel or electricity.
Contact us today to learn more!