than 500,000 forklifts are powered by propane in factories and warehouses.
And it's no wonder. Propane-powered forklifts provide operational
options and economic advantages that make them a clear choice for
your material handling needs.
The reasons for choosing propane forklifts and for converting
existing gasoline forklifts to operate on propane are plentiful.
Friendly: Propane is a non-toxic, clean-burning fuel that
can be used to safely power forklifts both indoors and outdoors.
With propane, there is no spillage loss or evaporation into the
- Safe: Propane
forklift tanks, fuel lines and carburetion components meet or exceed
strict specifications. Built-in safety devices automatically shut
off the flow of fuel in case of an accident.
- Versatile: Propane
forklifts can be used in indoor and outdoor applications. Propane
is the most portable fuel — cylinders
can be stored and moved virtually anywhere within a work site.
- Strong: Propane
forklifts maintain consistent, 100-percent power throughout
operation. They have the ability to push and pull heavy
loads at full capacity, up and down inclines, for a longer amount
of time, and with better ground speeds than electric forklifts.
Refueling: Propane forklifts require very little
refueling time compared to natural gas-powered and electric
- Economical: From
an investment standpoint, propane forklifts offer an economical
way to meet material handling needs. Propane forklifts have lower
life-cycle costs than electric, diesel or gasoline-powered forklifts.
Maintenance: Propane produces fewer engine deposits than
gasoline and diesel fuel, resulting in lower maintenance costs.
Propane engines can typically last up to twice as long as gasoline