Why Do Forklifts Use Propane Instead of Gasoline?

Written on: July 3, 2023

Propane Forklifts: Cheaper, Safer & Cleaner

propane forklifts atlanta, ga At Georgia Gas Distributors, we keep businesses across Metro Atlanta running smoothly with reliable propane service for forklift operations of all sizes. Why? Because propane forklifts offer the primary benefits our customers are always looking for: cheaper, safer, cleaner and greener. A sensible, smart business decision for warehouses, production studios, manufacturing/distribution centers, and more, using propane for forklifts will propel your commercial operation forward and keep your business goals on track. Read on to learn more about what makes propane the best choice for your forklifts, your employees and the environment.

Gasoline vs. Propane for Forklifts — Why the Switch?

Forklifts have used gasoline since the early 1900s, but some forklift operations began switching to propane as early as the 1970s. Today, many forklifts use propane instead of gasoline because propane is a cleaner burning fuel that produces fewer emissions and is more cost-effective than gasoline. It’s also less flammable than gasoline and diesel fuels, making it a safer choice for indoor use.

Propane Forklifts — Easy to Use and Refuel

Using propane for a forklift is relatively simple. It requires a few basic steps such as connecting the propane tank, checking the fuel level, and starting the engine. The tank should be assessed regularly to ensure that it is full and that the fuel level is adequate.

Propane forklifts are refueled by connecting a propane tank to the forklift and then turning on the fuel valve. Georgia Gas Distributors has a range of forklift-propane cylinder options, including the standard sizes of 33-pound and 44-pound cylinders. With our commercial cylinder exchange, all you need to do is remove your empty tank and swap it for a full one.

Propane Forklift Safety Saves Money

The safety benefits of using propane for forklifts include reduced emissions, improved fuel efficiency, and reduced fire risk. Propane is also non-toxic and non-explosive, making it a safer fuel option than gasoline. Plus, Georgia Gas Distributors’ customers receive FREE propane safety training!

Commercial Forklift-Propane Cylinder Exchange Safety

If your forklift operators fill their own propane cylinders, they must meet critical safety requirements. With that in mind, we highly recommend Georgia Gas Distributors’ cylinder exchange for maintaining your supply of forklift propane.

Boasting the largest fleet of service vehicles in the Metro Atlanta region, Georgia Gas Distributors offers flexible delivery schedules and ample propane-cylinder supply through our 24-hour exchange service. This is the safest, most efficient approach you can take, and we will stick with you throughout the process.

Propane Forklifts Elevate your Commercial Operation

Family owned and operated since 1957, Georgia Gas Distributors is proud to help businesses put their propane-fueled forklifts to work and get the job done. Whether you need cylinder exchange service or propane delivery, we’re here for you. Our friendly, responsive staff has you covered and is always available to answer your questions. From Cherokee County to Fayette County, and Douglas County to Gwinnett County, Georgia Gas Distributors is here to serve your forklift-fueling needs! Contact us with your questions, to become a customer, or get a quote today!