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What Size Propane Tanks Are Needed for Forklifts?

Rely on ProGas for Reliable Fueling of Your Propane Forklift Fleet

propane forklift service pennsylvania Countless industries in Western Pennsylvania, Northern West Virginia, and Southeastern Ohio use forklifts in their day-to-day operations. And with each passing day, more and more of those businesses are discovering the advantages of using propane-powered forklifts.

Why choose propane power? For starters, propane forklifts are superior to electric and gasoline forklifts in that they don’t generate emissions as gasoline forklifts do. This makes them safe to use indoors in places such as warehouses, distribution centers, and large retail stores. They also offer more power and reliability than electric forklifts and can be refueled in less than five minutes. Conversely, electric-powered solutions are commonly idled for up to eight hours for recharging.

ProGas Offers Easy, Convenient Forklift Cylinder Exchange Solutions

ProGas makes it easy for your business to use propane forklifts thanks to our forklift propane cylinder exchange services. We have decades of experience serving local businesses, and we put that know-how to work for your business’s propane forklift cylinder needs.

Our commercial propane experts start with a consultation where we do a deep dive into your business. This allows us to learn everything we can about how you use forklifts, how many forklifts are in your fleet, and what you need from a propane forklift cylinder exchange service.

We take this information and create a propane forklift cylinder exchange service customized to your needs. It starts with our cylinder exchange schedule. Do you need us to do an exchange a few times a week, once a week, or once a month? Whatever you need, we’re ready to take on the job.

You can even choose a month-to-month agreement, or a longer-term agreement, depending on your preferences.

What’s Included with ProGas’ Services?

ProGas does not just simply drop off a bunch of cylinders. We start with creating a secure, custom, and sturdy propane cylinder storage cage at your business or job site.

You can be assured that our cylinders are safe to use, as each one is inspected before it is sent out to make sure that it is safe and up to date on its certification.

Speaking of safety, we provide on-site training to you and your employees. We’ll make sure that you all know how to safely handle propane forklift cylinders and install them on their forklifts.

If you prefer to refill your forklift cylinders instead of exchanging them, no problem! We also install forklift cylinder refill stations and provide personalized bulk propane delivery. We offer unmatched flexibility and customization to best fit your preferences.

What Size Propane Tanks Do I Need for My Forklifts?

Forklifts handle several different jobs, so there are two common sizes of propane cylinders to meet the needs of those tasks.

The standard size of a propane forklift cylinder is an 8-gallon cylinder, which weighs 33 pounds. About 90% of propane forklifts use this size cylinder. On average, these will have enough power to last an eight-hour shift.

The other 10% of propane forklifts use 10-gallon cylinders that weigh 43 pounds. These are used in larger forklift engines for bigger jobs. However, despite being larger, they don’t last quite as long as the 8-gallon cylinders because of the power demand of the larger engines. The 10-gallon cylinders last on average about six hours.

ProGas has the knowledge and experience to manage your forklift propane cylinder supply. Contact us today to learn what we can do for your business this season and those still to come!