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8 Reasons Why Propane Forklifts are Better than Electric

Why are propane forklifts better than electric forklifts? Here are eight reasons:

1. More Power! If you need power, you need a propane forklift. Propane forklifts maintain consistent, 100-percent power throughout operation. They have the ability to push heavy loads at full capacity, up and down inclines, faster, and for a longer amount of time than electric forklifts.

2. More Cost Effective! Propane forklifts offer an economical way to meet material handling needs. Propane forklifts have lower life-cycle costs than electric, diesel or gasoline-powered forklifts. 

3. Versatile: Indoor OR Outdoor Use! Propane forklifts can be used in indoor and outdoor applications, unlike their electric counterparts. Propane cylinders can be stored and moved almost anywhere within a work site. 

4. Low Maintenance! Propane produces fewer engine deposits than gasoline and diesel fuel, resulting in lower maintenance costs. Propane engines can typically last up to twice as long as gasoline engines.

5. Long Running! Propane forklifts with a typical 33.5 lb cylinder run an average of 8 hours between refueling.

6. Simple & Fast Refueling! With propane forklifts, simply remove the empty cylinder and replace with a full one. Refueling can be completed in 5 minutes.

7. Safety First! Propane forklift tanks, fuel lines and carburetion components meet or exceed strict specifications. Built-in safety devices automatically shut off the flow of fuel in case of an accident.

8. Environmental Impact: Propane is Green! Propane is a non-toxic, clean-burning fuel that is safely used to power forklifts indoors and out. There is no spillage loss or evaporation into the atmosphere.  

Learn more about Forklift fuel by downloading our forklift brochure and visiting our forklift webpage.

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One Comment

  1. Jason Schulz
    Posted October 16, 2015 at 11:14 am | Permalink

    Do you have any data to support the claims above? It appears as if #1 and #5 are related (at least) if not redundant. Electric lifts can also last 8 hours, depending on Ampere Hour capacity of the battery and deliver a constant power, due to DC/AC conversion that lifts use now rather than the older straight DC power, which caused lifts to lag as batteries began to run lower on capacity, so how do the LPG lifts have more power for a longer time?
    #2. What data do you have to support this? Everything I have read says the exact opposite from electricity vs. LPG costs to maintenance requirements.
    #3 This is fairly valid point
    #4 The title suggests that you will compare LPG to only electric, but this one has nothing to do with electric. I suspect it is because you may concede that electric lifts are cheaper to maintain? This also applies to #7 and #8
    #6 Again, fairly valid in that it only takes minutes to change the tank, but with new technology, no extra batteries will be needed, allowing for charging of batteries in the truck, so no need for storage space that is taken up with LPG Tanks.

    Hopefully, you can give more data to the claims this article makes.

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