Benefits of Using Propane-Powered Forklifts

propane forkliftIf your business involves moving materials around a construction site, factory or warehouse, propane-powered forklifts can help you save time and money while being more environmentally friendly.

The pros of propane

Propane forklifts are the Energizer bunny in materials management: They keep going, and going… and going!
One of the biggest benefits of propane-powered forklifts is their staying power. They often can go a whole work shift without needing to stop for refueling. And when they do need refueling, it’s a quick and easy swap of tanks and the forklift is ready to go back on the job. Electric forklifts often need hours of charging before being able to be used again.

Propane can save you money in several other ways. From the start, propane forklifts tend to be the most affordable option when it comes to purchase price. And that’s just the beginning. With propane, you don’t need to install a diesel or gasoline filling station at your facility, or pay for mobile diesel fuel delivery as often as every day. Nor do you have to pay utility costs that go with charging an electric forklift, which can take up to eight hours to be fully recharged, or buy new batteries regularly.

All you have to do with propane is buy and store the cylinders. ProGas offers an on-site cylinder exchange that will save you time and money.

Work clean and green

Versatility is the name of the game for propane forklifts. Not only can they be used outdoors, but their low emissions make them usable indoors, too. If your business involves moving materials inside a factory or warehouse, or from outdoors in and vice versa, a propane forklift is just what you need.

Propane is also an environmentally sound choice for your business. Propane forklifts produce 16% fewer greenhouse gas emissions than forklifts powered by petroleum products. Propane-powered forklifts also produce about 75% fewer sulfur dioxide emissions than forklifts powered by electricity.
Our nation’s supply of propane comes almost exclusively from right here in the United States. Using propane for your forklifts helps our environment by not using petroleum products that may have to be shipped in from overseas. And, by using propane, you’re helping America’s energy security by reducing our dependence on foreign supplies of fuel.

Contact the professionals at ProGas to learn more about our propane options to fuel forklifts for your business today – proudly serving Western Pennsylvania, Eastern Ohio and West Virginia.