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Does Your Business Need Forklift Propane Service?

Written on: February 19, 2024

Commercial propane cylinder exchange service is a smart solution

forlift propane Mission, TX Unless you have a single forklift that you only use sporadically, there’s no smart reason to use a retail propane cylinder exchange for your business.

With our forklift propane 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. Think of it as fleet-fueling for your forklifts and other propane-powered equipment.

If your business relies on forklifts every day, whether for warehouse or distribution center management, moving building materials quickly and efficiently around construction sites, or any other type of heavy lifting and shifting, you don’t want refueling to be a hassle. It’s likely why you’re using propane forklifts to begin with, and if you aren’t you should be.

Here are just a few of the advantages:

Propane has power.

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

Propane is cost-effective.

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.

Propane is safe.

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!

Propane is environmentally friendly.

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.

Propane is versatile.

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 welding equipment, commercial mowers, asphalt heaters, concrete grinders, saws, polishers, dust extractors, pressure washers, small cranes, water pumps and floor buffers—just to name a few!

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.

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!