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Electric vs. Propane Forklifts

Put propane to work for your business!

gas forklifts Cumberland county, nc In today’s business climate, decisions you make can have long-range impacts on your business’ bottom line and success.

One of those decisions if your business uses forklifts is how those forklifts should be powered. Propane forklifts are an outstanding choice! While you may know that propane is versatile, you may not have known that the same propane that helps grill your food also provides enough power to run forklifts in a superior manner than electricity.

Parker Gas is your one-stop shop for everything related to propane forklifts for your North Carolina business. We serve all kinds of enterprises including farms, warehouses, distribution centers, and manufacturing facilities.

Our commercial propane experts will make a customized forklift cylinder exchange plan for your business and set up the storage cage on-site. They will also create an exchange schedule that fits your needs, ensuring that you always have full cylinders available. Additionally, your employees will receive proper training in the safe handling and use of propane forklift cylinders.

By working with a local business, you’ll receive personalized and prompt service. As your business expands and your requirements evolve, we can promptly adjust our service to fulfill those needs.

What advantages do propane forklifts offer?

Many businesses in North Carolina and across the country are realizing that propane-powered forklifts are a more advantageous choice than electric-powered forklifts. Here are some reasons why they are superior.

Improved productivity: Productivity of electric forklifts is significantly hindered due to the long downtime required for a full recharge, which can sometimes take eight hours or longer. On the other hand, propane-powered forklifts offer a much simpler solution as workers can quickly swap out the empty cylinder with a new one and get back to working in just five minutes or less.

Both indoor and outdoor use: Gasoline forklifts are not safe to use indoors due to their emissions. On the other hand, propane forklifts do not produce emissions and are safe to use both indoors and outdoors.

Reduced maintenance costs: Using propane as a fuel for your forklift will lead to reduced servicing needs and a longer engine life compared to other fuels. Additionally, propane is a more environmentally friendly option than electricity which is often generated from coal-fired or natural gas-fired power plants.

Able to use in all conditions: Propane forklifts can be operated in both wet and dry conditions, while many electric forklifts don’t work when it’s wet. That makes propane a better choice when you’re moving materials from indoors to outside and vice versa.

Superior power: Compared to electric forklifts, propane forklifts are more powerful and can maintain their performance until it’s time to replace the propane cylinder. Electric models gradually lose power as their batteries run out. Propane forklifts can handle heavier loads and inclines more easily, and one

Partner with Parker Gas for your propane forklift needs! Contact us today to get started with our forklift cylinder exchange service.