Written on: May 23, 2022
Whether 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 forklift fleets. 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.
So, if you’re a South Florida-based business with a forklift fleet of your own, we’re here to tell you just how a propane cylinder exchange program with Forever Propane makes it easy to capitalize on all these noted benefits.
Propane-powered forklifts provide several advantages that gasoline- and diesel-powered machines simply can’t match, including:
Power. Unlike electric forklifts, propane powered ones will operate at 100% power so long as there’s propane in the cylinder. Conversely, electric forklifts lose power as the battery drains. And when they’re out of power, it can take eight hours—or longer—to fully recharge. With a propane forklift, refueling takes only 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.
Cost-effectiveness. Faster refueling means less downtime. Plus, Forever Propane’s bulk propane deliveries come 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.
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, like those afternoon showers that pop up quickly on an otherwise sunny South Florida afternoon. That’s why the best option for top performance indoors or out is a propane forklift.
Environmental friendliness. Propane forklifts emit dramatically fewer greenhouse gases than gasoline-powered forklifts. In the rare event of a propane leak, there’s no environmental damage. Meanwhile, about 40% of the country’s electricity generation comes from coal-fired power plants, making electric forklifts far less “green” as people may think they are.
Propane’s versatility is a plus on your job site. In addition to forklifts, it can be used to power just about any equipment on your construction site, including:
Propane is also a smart and efficient fuel for a broad range of commercial applications, including landscaping, agriculture, restaurants and hospitality, hospitals, and much more.
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