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Can Forklifts Run on Propane?

Parker Gas puts propane to work for your business

forklift propane service north carolina Yes, they can! In fact, propane-powered forklifts offer many advantages over forklifts powered by electricity or gasoline.

Parker Gas can help your business or farm make the most of your propane forklifts with our forklift propane cylinder exchange services. Because we are a locally owned and operated business, we can offer responsive, personalized service no big national propane company can match.

Our commercial propane experts will thoroughly go over your business and how it uses propane forklifts. With that information, we create a customized cylinder exchange plan for you. Not only that, we provide secure cylinder storage and comprehensive safety training for your employees.

What are the advantages of propane forklifts?

Power. Propane forklifts continue to run on full power as long as there is propane in the cylinder. Electric forklifts lose power as their batteries are drained. Because they can carry heavier loads and work better on inclines, propane forklifts perform better than electric forklifts.

Cost-effectiveness. It might take eight hours for an electric forklift to be recharged. If the battery dies during a shift, your crew is down one forklift. You’ll also need to allot space and cash for electric forklift charging stations. Propane forklifts have the longest running times between refuels of any fuel. It only takes a few minutes to refuel a propane forklift: Simply exchange the empty tank for a full one!

Safety. Propane forklifts can be used both indoors and outside as long as necessary safety precautions and standards are followed. As we said before, we’ll make sure your team knows how to safely handle propane forklift cylinders.

Versatility. Gasoline-powered forklifts are not permitted for indoor use. Electric forklifts are inefficient and ineffective in certain situations outdoors. Propane forklifts can do it all, indoors and out!

Environmental friendliness. Propane-powered forklifts produce significantly fewer greenhouse gas emissions than gasoline-fueled forklifts. Unlike a gasoline leak, there is no environmental damage if there is a propane leak. Although electric forklifts don’t produce emissions, they aren’t as environmentally friendly as propane ones because coal-fired power plants generate about half of the nation’s electricity.

What kind of businesses use propane forklifts?

The advantages of propane forklifts have made them ideal for a wide range of North Carolina businesses. Here are some of them.

Manufacturing. Moving materials and products from one place to another is an essential function in our local manufacturing plants. Propane forklifts have many advantages over gasoline-powered and electric forklifts. They don’t produce harmful emissions, so they can be used indoors as well as outside, and they’re more efficient than electric models since they don’t need to be sidelined for recharging.
Farms. Propane forklifts are workhorses on local farms! They can move bags of seeds, flats of plants, sod, bales of hay, and more quickly and efficiently.

Warehouses and distribution centers. With so much one-day shipping being offered these days, orders need to be moved fast.

Construction. Moving materials like bags of concrete, pallets of flooring, and other items, often on uneven terrain, is made easier with propane forklifts.

Parker Gas can help your business prosper with our propane forklift services. Contact us today to get started!