Not only can forklifts run on propane, but they actually offer many advantages over electric or gasoline-powered models.
If your Greater El Paso business uses propane forklifts, let Hiper Gas help you get the most out of them with our forklift propane cylinder exchange services. We’re a locally owned and operated company, so we can offer responsive, personalized service that the big national companies can’t match.
After taking a close look at your business and how you utilize propane forklifts, our commercial propane experts will formulate a personalized cylinder exchange plan for you. We also provide bulk propane tanks and delivery for cylinder refills. Furthermore, we will provide safe storage for your cylinders and training in the safe and proper handling of propane cylinders for your employees.
Power. Propane forklifts continue to run on full power as long as there is propane in the cylinder. Electric forklifts lose power as the amount of electricity in their battery dwindles. Propane forklifts outperform electric ones because they can transport heavier items and function better on inclined surfaces.
Cost-effectiveness. An electric forklift needs eight hours to recharge, which can result in decreased productivity if the battery dies during a shift. You’ll also need extra space and money for charging stations. In comparison to any other type of fuel, propane forklifts have the longest running times before needing a refill. You can refuel a propane forklift in less than five minutes! Simply swap out the empty cylinder for a full one.
Safety. By following the proper safety regulations and standards, propane forklifts can be utilized both inside and in open-air settings. As mentioned previously, we will ensure that your team is properly trained in how to handle propane cylinders for the forklift.
Versatility. Gasoline-powered forklifts cannot be used indoors because of their emissions. Electric forklifts are less effective outdoors and in wet conditions, while propane forklifts can operate both indoors and out!
Environmental friendliness. Propane-powered forklifts produce significantly fewer greenhouse gas emissions than gasoline-fueled forklifts, making them a more environmentally friendly choice. There is no environmental damage if there is a propane leak, unlike with a gasoline leak. Electric forklifts don’t produce emissions, but they aren’t as environmentally friendly as propane ones because coal-fired power plants generate about half of the nation’s electricity.
The advantages propane forklifts have makes them ideal for a wide range of El Paso area businesses. Here are some of them.
Construction. Propane forklifts are excellent for easily moving heavy and bulky materials, such as bags of concrete or pallets of building materials, across even or uneven terrain.
Manufacturing. Manufacturing plants need to be able to move materials and products from one place to another, and propane forklifts offer many advantages over gasoline-powered or electric ones. Not only do they not produce harmful emissions, but they can be used indoors as well as outside. They’re more efficient than electric models since they don’t need to be sidelined for recharging.
Warehouses and distribution centers. With the recent surge in one-day shipping options, orders need to be processed quickly. The efficiency and power of propane forklifts help keep orders moving.