Written on: July 13, 2021
Moving materials with forklifts is an essential part of many businesses. Large retail and warehouse stores use them to quickly and efficiently get merchandise off trucks and onto shelves. Forklifts make moving building materials on construction sites fast and safe. In distribution centers, forklifts help get your order on its way fast.
Many of these businesses have discovered the advantages of using propane forklifts.
Boehlke Bottled Gas has been providing propane forklift cylinder exchange services for decades to businesses all over Southeastern Wisconsin. We’ll put that experience to work for you.
Our commercial propane experts will evaluate your business’s needs for propane forklift cylinders and give you a FREE quote for a customized cylinder exchange program. With our no-charge lease program, we’ll set up sturdy, safe storage cages for your cylinders. We thoroughly train your workers in the safe handling of propane cylinders. You’ll get the cylinders you need, when you need them.
Power. Unlike electric forklifts, propane powered ones are capable of operating at 100% power as long as there’s propane in the cylinder.
As the battery drains on an electric forklift, they lose power. Propane-powered forklifts also perform better at handling heavier loads and are more capable when it comes to inclines.
Cost-effectiveness. Electric forklifts take up to eight hours to recharge and if the battery drains during work hours, you are down one forklift. Even worse, charging stations take up space as well as demand large investments. Propane forklifts provide a quicker swap-and-go alternative since refueling takes mere minutes.
Safety. Propane forklifts are safe to use both indoors and outside as long as safety protocols are followed.
Indoor-outdoor usage. 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 indoor or outdoor top performance is a propane forklift!
Environmental friendliness. Propane forklifts emit dramatically fewer greenhouse gases than gasoline-powered forklifts. There is also no environmental damage done in the rare event of a propane leak, unlike if there is a gasoline leak. 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.
Contact us to learn about how our propane forklift cylinder exchange can help your business!