6 Reasons Propane Forklifts Are Better Than Electric
Written on: December 27, 2022
Beeline’s Cylinder Exchange Program Is Just One Advantage
Warehouse management, construction, and industrial facilities rely on forklifts day-in and day-out. Let our team show you why propane fueled forklifts will keep your operation running smoothly with less downtime! Here are just a few of the distinct advantages:
- Power. Unlike electric forklifts, propane powered ones will operate at 100% power if there’s propane in the cylinder.
Electric forklifts lose power as the battery drains. And when it’s out of power, it can take eight hours—or longer—to recharge. With a propane forklift, refueling takes minutes. All your employees must do is replace the empty cylinder with a full one, and the forklift is back on the job. Propane-powered forklifts also perform better at handling heavier loads and are more capable when it comes to inclines.
- Cost-effectiveness. Refueling is quick and easy with replaceable cylinders. Faster refueling means less downtime. Recharging an electric forklift takes equipment out of service for hours, slowing down operations. Plus, charging stations for electric forklifts take up space and require large up-front investments. Propane-fueled forklifts also require less maintenance and downtime for repairs than gasoline or diesel-powered ones.
- Safety. Propane forklifts are safe to use both indoors and outside. Gasoline-powered forklifts cannot be operated indoors, and electric forklifts are inefficient outdoors and can’t operate in wet conditions. That’s why the best option for top performance indoors or out is a propane forklift!
- Environmental friendliness. Propane forklifts emit dramatically fewer greenhouse gases than gasoline-powered forklifts. In the rare event of a propane leak, there’s no environmental damage. Meanwhile, about 40% of the country’s electricity generation comes from coal-fired power plants, making electric forklifts not as “green” as people may think they are.
- Convenience. With Beeline’s cylinder exchange program, you have full cylinders on-site and ready to go when you need them most. Our team of professionals will evaluate your needs and set up a customized program, then set you up with sturdy, safe storage cages for your cylinders. We’ll thoroughly train your workers in the safe handling of propane cylinders. And you’ll get the cylinders you need, right when you need them.
- Versatility. If you use forklifts, you probably use other equipment that can run off propane cylinders. In addition to forklifts, propane can be used to power a wide range of equipment, including:
- Welding equipment
- Commercial mowers
- Asphalt heaters
- Concrete grinders, saws, polishers, trowels, and dust extractors
- Pressure washers
- Small cranes
- Water pumps
- Floor buffers
Propane can also be used for a wide variety of agricultural applications, including crop warming and drying, weed control, and more.
Restaurants, resorts, hotels, country clubs and many other hospitality businesses use propane cylinders as well—for landscaping equipment, remote cooking, as well as outdoor dining and entertainment areas.
Ready to Learn More About Propane Forklift Solutions? Call Beeline Propane Today!
Beeline’s commercial propane team has the expertise to understand your specific needs and tailor a program that will grow with your business—and help your business grow, thanks to the efficiency and power or propane.
Contact us today to learn about how our propane forklift cylinder exchange can help your business.
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