Curious About the Benefits of Propane Forklifts?

FAQ on How Propane Can Boost Your Business

forklift propane Hickory, nc Whether you need to get merchandise off trucks and onto shelves, or move building materials quickly and efficiently around worksites, all kinds of businesses rely on forklifts every day. But customers who need more versatility (like indoor-outdoor operation) need a better option. From powerful performance advantages to time-saving convenience and efficiency, we’ll show you how propane forklifts can keep your operation running smoothly, with significant savings over diesel or electricity.

Are propane forklifts as powerful as other types? Unlike electric forklifts, propane powered ones will operate at 100% power as long as 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 have to 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.

Are propane forklifts more expensive to operate? 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 are low maintenance and require little downtime for repairs.

Are propane forklifts safe? 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!

How environmentally friendly is a propane-powered forklift? Operating an electric forklift will produce virtually zero emissions. But generating that electricity is the second-largest creator of greenhouse gasses in the United States. Propane forklifts produce far fewer greenhouse gases than gas- or diesel-powered equipment. And, in the rare event of a propane leak, there’s no environmental damage.

Can propane be used to operate other equipment? 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:

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.

How hard is it to get propane to run my forklifts? When you use propane to power your forklifts and other equipment, you can save a lot of time, because you have back-up fuel supplies at your location. With James Oxygen’s convenient cylinder exchange program, you have full cylinders on-site and ready to go. Our pros 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, when you need them.

Ready to Learn More?

James Oxygen’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!