Propane-powered forklifts are a popular choice among Toronto-area businesses, for many reasons. They offer significant advantages over electric and natural gas models, as well as petrol and diesel-powered forklifts. When you work with an independent, locally operated forklift propane supplier like Josef Gas, you can create a fine-tuned delivery program that saves you money while ensuring that you’ve always got the fuel you need, when you need it.
Faster, Safer Re-fuelling
Swapping out forklift propane cylinders takes a few minutes, as opposed to the hours it takes to recharge an electric forklift battery. Unlike diesel or petrol refueling, forklift propane won’t spill and pose a safety or environmental risk.
Lower Operation Cost
Forklifts that run on propane deliver up to twice the running time on a full cylinder as a petrol-powered forklift can on a full tank. A 33-pound propane cylinder can provide up to eight hours of operation, at a lower per-hour cost than an electric model, and the propane forklifts don’t require charging space and equipment in your facility. For some operations, it may make sense to invest in a bulk tank for on-site refilling of propane cylinders, but over the life of that investment, it’s still less expensive than electrical charging.
Lower Dangerous Emissions
Propane burns more efficiently than natural gas, diesel, or petrol. Properly maintained propane forklifts emit far fewer dangerous emissions than petrol or diesel: particulate matter, carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, and nitrogen oxide. Using propane forklifts means your facility is safer for everyone who works there, and your business operation has less impact on the environment.
The Right Forklift Propane Program For Your Toronto-Area Business
One of the most critical components in developing a cost-effective forklift propane program is working with a propane supplier that offers the flexibility your business demands. Perhaps your usage varies seasonally, but predictably. Or maybe your demand for forklift propane is less predictable because it’s job-specific. In the greater Toronto area, Josef Gas operates its own fleet of trucks, and as an independent gas supplier, we’re able to give our customers flexible support for all kinds of business needs. We’ll help you fine-tune your delivery program to its most efficient setup, and if something comes up between scheduled deliveries, we’ve got you covered there, too. Call or contact us online to learn more about setting up custom delivery service of forklift propane.