Propane-powered forklifts can be used safely indoors or outdoors, because they operate so cleanly. Take upstream emissions into account — from the generation of electricity — and propane forklifts beat electric models as well.
Propane forklifts don't lose power like electric models, and only require a quick and easy cylinder change to get back to work. Electric models take hours to recharge.
Propane is an ideal fuel for material handling; it's the first choice of fuel for warehouses of all kinds across the country.
With more than 70 percent of propane production coming from domestic natural gas, the U.S. produces enough of its own propane to exceed customer demand.
Propane powered forklifts will help you raise productivity, lower emissions, and can safely operate indoors or outdoors.
Storage & Distribution
With propane cylinders refilled by your provider and stored onsite, you can keep forklifts on the job as long as necessary.
Propane autogas is proven to be an efficient source of energy for light-duty vehicles. Because of its reliable performance and reduced maintenance expenses, propane is trusted for construction companies, taxi services, law enforcement, and other municipal organizations.
Medium-duty fleets like food and beverage delivery, transit and paratransit, and more trust propane autogas for reliable performance. These businesses know that the simplified maintenance of propane autogas helps keep more vehicles on the road and out of the shop.
Propane Can Do That: Material Handling
When we refuel our forklifts, it's nice to be able to go to a cage, grab a cylinder, take it to the forklift, or bring the forklift to the cage, and within minutes we are up and operating again. Bryan Mensch, Senior Exhibit Manager, Renze Display
Learn About Propane's Benefits
If you’re a forklift operator, there are plenty of reasons to make the switch to propane. Propane forklifts don’t lose power during operation like electric models. There’s no long recharging cycle; switching the fuel cylinders is fast and easy. And unlike gasoline or diesel models, propane forklifts can operate indoors and outdoors, keeping you more productive. And they beat other models hands down for low-emissions performance.
Explore Your Options
Enter your zip code to find dealers near you who are confirmed sellers of propane-powered forklifts. They’re available from major manufacturers, so you can get one from a brand you trust. Plus, they’re available in a variety of lifting capacities to meet your needs.
Work With Your Propane Supplier
Enter your zip code to find a supplier in your area who works with materials handlers. Your local propane supplier will be happy to answer questions about refueling, cylinder deliver options, onsite cylinder storage, and more.
Where can I buy propane appliances?
What do I do when my portable propane tank is empty?
When the propane tank you use for grilling or other outdoor appliances is empty, drop it off and purchase a full tank at one of thousands of tank exchanges nationwide. You’ll find them everywhere from hardware and rental stores to grocers, convenience stores, and gas stations. In addition, there are many propane cylinder refilling locations available across the country. Contact your local propane supplier for more information on refilling or exchanging cylinders.
Where can I find someone to service my propane appliances?
Your local propane supplier is an excellent source of information for things like propane appliance servicing and repairs. Contact them with your questions about servicing, repairing, or replacing propane appliances.