Thousands of people have made propane their
forklift fuel choice because it is the safe, cost-effective, clean and
reliable solution to their energy needs.
The Environmental Advantage
Propane is clean-burning
and safe to use indoors because of its gaseous state and simple
A propane forklift
carries its fuel in a sealed, pressure-tight system, eliminating a
significant source ofsecondary pollution found with gasoline and
operate with emissions well below standards set by the Occupational
Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) when properly maintained.
A study by Mark Delucchi
of the University of California - Davis Institute of Transportation
Studies reported that LPG (propane) forklifts can offer significant
reductions in emissions of indoor and urban air pollutants,
especially compared with gasoline and diesel.
- Propane-powered forklifts outperform electric forklifts in indoor
and outdoor applications. They consistently demonstrate the ability
to lift, push and pull heavy loads at full capacity, up and down
inclines, for a longer time and with improved ground speed when
compared with electric lifts.
- Propane-powered forklifts provide consistent power 24 hours a day.
Compressed natural gas-powered trucks take six hours to refill after
as little as two hours of operation, and electric forklifts can take
up to eight hours to recharge. It takes only five minutes to change
a propane cylinder.
The Cost-Effective Solution
- Propane-powered forklifts have a cost advantage over electricity,
diesel or gasoline-powered lifts. Propane forklifts have a lower
purchase price and studies show that they require less maintenance
- Propane-powered vehicles have less carbon build-up than gasoline-
and diesel-powered vehicles. Spark plugs and engine oil last much
longer contributing to propane engines lasting up to twice as long
as gasoline engines do.
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