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Commercial forklift accounts are serviced as a priority and as often as needed to ensure your operation is never hindered by a lack of propane. Thousands of businesses have made propane their forklift fuel of choice because it is the safe, cost-effective, clean and reliable solution to their energy needs. forklift gass supplies
Is there a tax credit for operating propane forklifts?
In 2005, the IRS determined that forklifts fit the definition of an off-highway business motor vehicle and made them eligible for a 50 cent/gallon tax credit. For more information on how to apply, Click Here.
Is propane more expensive than other fuels?
No. Propane forklifts actually offer a cost advantage over electricity, diesel and gasoline powered forklifts. In addition to a lower purchase price for propane powered lifts, studies have shown less carbon build-up than gasoline and diesel powered vehicles while spark plugs and engine oil have also shown to last much longer. Propane engines simply last longer than other engines and require less maintenance over time, resulting in greater savings.
Is there an incentive to switch to propane?
There are federal tax rebate and refund programs available to motor fuel and fleet operators. There are also significant health advantages for your workplace environment. Propane is a clean burning, non-toxic fuel with a low emission profile making it safe to use indoors while healthier than liquid fueled equivalents. Properly maintained propane forklifts operate with emissions well below standards set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). As propane forklifts carry fuel in a sealed, pressure tight system, a significant source of secondary pollution is also eliminated.
How do propane emissions compare with other fuel emissions?
Research studies have proven that properly maintained propane engines produce significantly fewer carbon monoxide, hydrocarbon, particulate matter and nitrogen oxide emissions than gasoline or diesel fueled forklifts.
How does propane compare with electrically powered forklifts?
Unlike electric lifts, propane forklifts provide consistent power 24 hours a day. Also, electric forklifts can take up to eight hours to recharge, but it takes only five minutes to change a propane cylinder. Propane cylinders can also last for 12 to 20 years compared to the much shorter lifespans of batteries.
How does propane forklift performance compare with electric powered forklifts?
Propane-powered forklifts outperform electric forklifts in both indoor and outdoor applications. They have demonstrated the ability to lift, push and pull heavy loads at full capacity, up and down inclines, for longer periods and with improved ground speed when compared with electric forklifts.
What classes of Forklifts are most commonly fueled by propane?
There are seven classes of forklifts:

  • Class 1: Electric motor, sit-down rider, counterbalanced trucks (both solid and pneumatic tires)
  • Class 2: Electric motor, narrow aisle trucks (solid tires)
  • Class 3: Electric motor hand trucks or hand/rider trucks (solid tires)
  • Class 4: Internal combustion engine trucks (solid tires)
  • Class 5: Internal combustion engine trucks (pneumatic tires)
  • Class 6: Electric & internal combustion engine tractors (both solid and pneumatic tires)
  • Class 7: Rough terrain forklift trucks (pneumatic tires)

Propane forklifts are primarily Class 4 and Class 5 forklifts.
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