Warehouse managers value the power propane provides.
Approximately 90 percent of propane-fueled forklifts utilize an 8-gallon (or 33-pound) propane tank that lasts an average of eight hours. Forklifts that run on a 10-gallon (43-pound) propane tank are also available to power the larger forklift engines sometimes required to get bigger jobs done.
Propane-powered forklifts quickly move products around warehouses large and small. Switching in a new tank is easy. More and more products are being ordered online and delivered within hours, warehouses are turning to propane forklifts,
Propane saves money while also meeting strict nationwide indoor air quality standards.
Steel and aluminum tanks are available to propane forklift operators. Each holds approximately eight gallons of propane. The difference in materials results in a difference in weight. A steel forklift cylinder weighs approximately 35 pounds when empty and 69 pounds when full. An aluminum forklift tank, on the other hand, weighs only 23 pounds when empty and 56 pounds when full. The additional pounds are harder on both delivery personnel and forklift operators.