How Long Does a Propane Tank Last on a Forklift?
Propane forklifts make sense for your business
Businesses all over the Piedmont area count on forklifts.
Forklifts are used in factories to quickly and safely move materials where they are needed. In warehouses and distribution centers, forklifts bring the products on and off the trucks. Your local home improvement store, warehouse store and garden center rely on forklifts to carry heavy and bulky products. Forklifts do a lot of work on farms, safely moving large and heavy items into and out of barns.
Propane from James Oxygen & Supply can supply the propane to keep those forklifts running.
Propane is the best fuel for forklifts for several reasons.
- Propane forklifts keep going and going. A 33-pound propane tank (the size used in most forklifts] will last around eight hours, which means your forklift driver won’t have to stop working in order to refuel.
- The power of a propane forklift doesn’t fade as the day goes on. Electric-powered forklifts gradually lose power as the battery drains.
- Because of propane’s low emissions, propane forklifts can be safely used indoors.
- Unlike electric forklifts, propane forklifts can be used outdoors in wet weather.
- Propane forklifts are better on inclines and can carry heavier loads.
- When an electric forklift runs out of juice, it’s out of commission while it recharges, which can take eight hours. All you have to do to refuel a propane forklift is swap out the empty tank for a full one, and in a matter of minutes the forklift is ready to go back to work.
- Thanks to propane being clean-burning, with low emissions, propane forklifts last about twice as long as forklifts powered by gasoline, and have much lower maintenance costs.
Contact the professionals at James Oxygen & Supply to learn more about how propane forklifts can benefit your Piedmont area business!