Is Propane a Smart Choice for Fueling Forklifts?

5 Reasons Businesses Prefer Propane Over Diesel or Electric Power

gas forklift service north carolinaWhether you need to get merchandise off trucks and onto shelves, or move building materials quickly and efficiently around worksites, all kinds of businesses rely on forklifts every day. And many of those businesses have discovered the advantages of using propane to fuel their forklifts. From powerful performance advantages to time-saving convenience and efficiency, propane for forklifts can keep your operation running smoothly—with significant savings over diesel or electricity. A propane cylinder exchange program with Admiral Propane makes it easy to capitalize on all these benefits!

Here’s Why Propane is Better for Your Bottom Line

  1. Power. Unlike electric forklifts, propane powered ones will operate at 100% power if there’s propane in the cylinder. Electric forklifts lose power as the battery drains. And when it’s out of power, it can take eight hours—or longer—to recharge. With a propane forklift, refueling takes merely minutes. All your employees must 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.

  2. Cost-effectiveness. Faster refueling means less downtime. Plus, Admiral provides bulk propane delivery with volume discounts, making propane even more affordable. 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. Gasoline-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 on-site nor 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. Versatility. Propane’s versatility is a plus for your business or job site. 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, trowels, and dust extractors
    • Pressure washers
    • Small cranes
    • Water pumps
    • Floor buffers

Ready to Get Started?

Our propane pros will evaluate your business’s needs for propane forklift cylinders and give you a quote for a customized cylinder exchange program. With our no-charge lease program, we’ll set up sturdy, safe storage cages for your cylinders. We thoroughly train your workers in the safe handling of propane cylinders. You’ll get the cylinders you need, right when you need them.

Businesses across eastern Tennessee and Southern Virginia rely on the experts at Admiral Propane for propane forklift cylinder exchange services. Let us put that experience to work for you. Contact us today to learn about how our propane forklift cylinder exchange can help your business!