Electric vs. Propane Forklifts

Written on: July 3, 2023

Lakes Gas makes having propane forklifts easy and cost-effective!

propane forklift minnesota There are many businesses in the Upper Midwest that use forklifts for various purposes, such as construction, chemical plants, distribution centers, paving companies, warehouses, manufacturing, and recycling. Forklifts are considered to be workhorses in these industries.

Using propane forklifts and Lakes Gas on-site forklift propane cylinder exchange can make your business more efficient, saving time and money.

Lakes Gas is your one-stop shop when it comes to ensuring your propane-powered forklifts always have the fuel they need to get the job done!

Our commercial propane experts will begin our forklift cylinder service by designing a service plan that is specific to your business. We’ll install the storage cage at your location and create an exchange schedule tailored to your requirements, ensuring that you always have full cylinders on-site.

By working with us, you can expect personalized and efficient service that is typical of local businesses. As your business expands and your requirements change, we can promptly modify our service to cater to your evolving needs.

What are the advantages of using propane forklifts?

Many businesses in the Upper Midwest and across the nation are realizing the advantages of using forklifts powered by propane, compared to those powered by electricity or gasoline.

Improved productivity: The productivity of electric forklifts is significantly hindered because they require up to eight hours of downtime for a full recharge. On the other hand, propane-powered forklifts provide a quick solution. Workers can be back to work in five minutes or less by simply swapping out the empty cylinder for a new one.

Superior power: Compared to electric forklifts, propane forklifts have a greater advantage in terms of power. They can maintain their excellent performance until the cylinder requires replacement, whereas electric models start to lose power progressively as their batteries drain. Additionally, propane forklifts can handle heavier loads and inclined surfaces with ease, and their runtime can last up to eight hours on a single cylinder.

Use indoors and outside: Gasoline forklifts cannot be used indoors due to their emissions, but propane forklifts are safe to use both indoors and outdoors since they produce no emissions.

Use in all conditions: A propane forklift can be used in both wet and dry conditions, while most electric forklifts cannot. This means that if you need to transport materials between your warehouse and a truck parked outside in rainy weather, a propane forklift would be a safe and effective choice.

Clean burning: Using propane as fuel in your forklift engine has multiple benefits. Firstly, propane burns cleanly and hence requires less servicing, thus extending your forklift engine’s lifespan. Secondly, propane is eco-friendly compared to electricity which is often generated from coal-fired or natural gas-fired power plants.

With forklift propane service from Lakes Gas, your business will be able to reap the benefits of propane forklifts. Contact us today for more information.