Written on: September 11, 2023
Forklifts are essential equipment for so many Upper Midwest businesses, such as warehouses, distribution centers, moving companies, construction, landscapers, waste management companies, and more.
Many of these businesses are discovering the many benefits of using propane-powered forklifts.
With forklift propane services from Lakes Gas, your business can enjoy all that propane has to offer, including dramatic improvement in workplace efficiency that is one of the many positive impacts propane forklifts will have on your bottom line.
Propane forklifts offer numerous advantages in terms of enhancing efficiency and productivity, while also delivering additional bottom-line benefits.
You get reliable, long-lasting power with a propane forklift. A typical propane forklift cylinder is designed to provide ample power for a full eight-hour shift. In the rare event that a forklift runs out of propane during operation, your workers will experience minimal downtime. With a quick and seamless tank replacement process taking five minutes or less, they can swiftly resume their tasks with a fresh, fully filled tank. This ensures smooth continuity and efficiency in their work.
When electric forklifts exhaust their power, they must be sidelined until they are recharged. The recharge process for many electric forklifts can take as long as eight hours or more, resulting in a complete shift without their use. In contrast with a propane cylinder swap, gasoline and diesel forklifts require a longer refueling time and carry the potential risk of fuel spills.
As the batteries of electric forklifts drain, their power gradually diminishes. In contrast, propane forklifts operate at full power as long as there is propane in the cylinder. This distinction highlights the advantage of propane forklifts in terms of sustained performance.
Propane forklifts excel not only in handling heavy workloads, but they also demonstrate superior performance on inclines compared to electric models. As a result, these forklifts enable faster and more efficient completion of your tasks, ensuring optimal productivity.
Propane forklifts are versatile and can be used in any weather condition. Unlike electric forklifts, which cannot operate in wet conditions, propane forklifts can be used in both wet and dry environments. This makes propane forklifts a reliable choice for various working conditions.
When it comes to moving materials between indoor and outdoor spaces, propane forklifts are the ideal choice for your employees. Unlike gasoline-powered forklifts, which emit harmful emissions, propane forklifts can be safely operated both inside and outside. This versatility ensures a seamless and efficient workflow while prioritizing the safety and well-being of your indoor working environment.
Propane forklifts are the superior option for cost-effectiveness. Propane is not only an affordable and environmentally friendly fuel source, but it is also a cost-saving investment for your business in the long term. Forklifts powered by propane not only burn cleanly but also require fewer repairs and have a longer lifespan compared to those running on electricity or gasoline.
Partner with Lakes Gas for your propane forklift needs! Contact us today for a consultation.