Written on: September 28, 2020
Whether you work in agriculture, manufacturing, construction, warehousing, or any other business that uses forklifts, you have likely heard about propane forklifts and wondered if they’re worth the investment.
Spoiler alert: THEY ARE.
Here are four ways propane forklifts are better for your business. And you can get all of these benefits with the Boehlke Bottled Gas Forklift Cylinder Exchange Service.
As long as there’s propane in your forklift’s cylinder, your forklift will run at 100% power. That’s not true with electric forklifts. As the battery drains, electric forklifts become less and less powerful. With propane forklifts, you get longer running time between refuels than any other fuel source. They also perform better, handling heavier loads and more capable of working on inclines.
Propane forklifts help you save money. Propane is clean-burning. You can’t say that about gasoline. That clean-burning means propane forklifts last about twice as long on average as gasoline-powered forklifts. They also have lower maintenance costs. And unlike electric forklifts, you don’t have to shell out for expensive charging station and other supplies.
Propane forklifts are safer. As long as safety protocols and regulations are followed, propane is safe to use both indoors and outside. Gasoline-powered forklifts cannot be safely operated indoors. And electric forklifts can’t be used in wet conditions while propane forklifts can.
Propane forklifts are more environmentally friendly. Propane forklifts emit about 20% fewer greenhouse gases than forklifts run on gasoline. And electric forklifts get their power from electricity usually generated by coal-fired power plants.
Boehlke Bottled Gas has been serving local businesses here in southeastern Wisconsin for decades. We understand the needs of businesses like yours. That’s why we work closely with you to create a customized forklift cylinder delivery and exchange program, tailored and scheduled based on your needs. We make sure your propane is safely stored and handled by setting up cages at your site, and train your employees thoroughly on all things related to propane safety. And our cylinders are always inspected and certified.
Contact us to learn more about our forklift cylinder exchange services!