Fueling Your Propane Forklift

Whether it’s for outdoor, indoor, warehouse, manufacturing, freight yard, or distribution terminal usage, we have the right propane and diesel solutions to power your forklifts.

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You can count on our large supply network to provide uninterrupted and timely delivery of fuel, so your forklifts are ready to go whenever and wherever you need. If you’re on a tight budget, we offer an easy cylinder exchange system that’s environmentally friendly.

We recommend propane fuel to our customers, as it provides 100% power throughout forklift operation. This is something electric lifts can’t promise, especially in 5,000–10,000+ lb. capacity fleets. With no batteries to recharge, the refueling process is quick and the storage is safe and convenient. Plus, propane-powered forklifts produce 19% fewer emissions than gasoline and 7% fewer emissions than diesel.

June 11, 2019 is National Forklift Safety Day!

Download these FREE forklift safety guidelines for operating propane forklifts, 
as well as details on how the propane industry is keeping forklift operators safe.

Fast and Safe Refueling
The time required to refuel propane forklifts is minimal when compared to electric and natural-gas powered forklifts. It takes 5 minutes to change a propane cylinder whereas an electric forklift could take up to 8 hours to recharge. Leverage our 24x7 forklift cylinder exchange service and you’ll eliminate refueling downtime altogether! In addition, all propane tanks, fuel lines and components meet strict national safety specifications. Automatic shut-off safety features stop the flow of fuel in case of an emergency.
Cost Effective
Propane provide 100% power throughout operation, boosting forklift productivity especially outdoors where higher speeds are possible. Propane engines can last up to twice as long as their gasoline counterparts, saving you money on maintenance.
In a 2005 study propane forklifts were as much as $.07 cheaper to run than their electric counterparts. When multiplied by thousands of hours in operation – costs add up quickly! One 33lb propane tank can provide 8 hours of operating time for the average forklift. And there’s no need for a charging bay, chargers, and equipment to remove and store the large batteries.
Reduced Emissions
Propane is a clean-burning, non-toxic fuel source. Research has shown that properly maintained propane-powered forklifts produce significantly less emissions than their comparable gasoline or diesel-powered counterparts.
Not only does this reduce carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxide, hydrocarbon, and particulate matter emissions, but also prevents harmful spillage as the gas completely evaporates when exposed to the atmosphere. Studies have shown propane to achieve an efficiency rating of nearly 90%, followed by natural gas at 87%, diesel at 85%, and gasoline at 82%. Tax credits may also be available when switching to environmentally friendly fuels.
Renze Display Forklift (Case Study)

Renze Display Forklift

Senior Exhibit Manager Bryan Mensch says Renze was having issues with its electric forklifts, actually burning one out trying to go up and down a ramp. Plus, if a lift isn’t charged enough, it can die in the middle of the street or while unloading a truck. So they made the transition to now owning three propane-powered forklifts. Everyone is more than happy, noting the fuel is simple to change out and tradeshow deadlines are now easily met. 
Video Case Study

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