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Does Your Business Need Forklift Propane Service?

Discover the gold standard for powerful, safe, versatile forklift operation

If your Orange County business depends on forklifts to keep things running at full tilt, you understand the importance of balancing current and future costs, efficiency, and environmental impact. Whether you operate a warehouse, manufacturing facility, hospitality establishment, landscaping business or outdoor entertainment venue, propane is an incredibly versatile fuel used for a wide variety of applications.

In recent years, technology has advanced to the point where operations managers have more options for choosing what fuels each type of material handling equipment. When it comes to your forklift fleet, propane offers many advantages — and A.C. Howell can be your top choice for delivering that fuel so efficiently that you never need to worry about forklift downtime.

The benefits of powering forklifts with propane

Whether your business in is Port Jervis, Newburgh or anywhere in Orange County, you need to be able to count on fully functioning forklifts to ensure maximum performance. Propane makes that happen because it’s:

Cost-effective. Propane offers short-term savings on a per-gallon basis compared to gasoline and diesel as well as long-term savings because it leaves less residue on equipment parts — extending the lifespan of your forklift fleet and resulting in fewer expensive repairs.

Powerful. Unlike electric forklifts, which lose power as their battery drains, propane forklifts run at 100% power until the cylinder is completely empty. They also offer higher performance value since they can manage heavier loads and steep inclines better than electric forklifts.

Efficient. Propane-powered forklifts need less refueling, giving operators the ability to get work done without needing to stop frequently and wait for recharging or refills. Electric forklifts can take eight hours or longer to recharge — plus charging stations take up space and are expensive to install and maintain. And diesel-fueled forklifts need a dedicated diesel fueling station, making it an inconvenient option for many businesses. With propane forklifts, you simply swap out the empty cylinder with a full one and get right back to work.

Ecofriendly. As a low-carbon fuel that burns more cleanly than gasoline or diesel, propane offers a much better environmental footprint — giving your business the opportunity to meet or exceed regulations while doing your part to address climate change and achieving a competitive advantage at the same time. And unlike gasoline forklifts, you don’t have to worry about environmental damage in the rare instance of a leak because propane dissipates quickly, is nontoxic and poses no danger to water, soil, plants or air quality.

Versatile. Propane forklifts can be used both outdoors and indoors as long as operators follow proper safety protocols and regulations, whereas gasoline-powered forklifts can’t be used indoors. And electric forklifts can’t be used when it’s raining or wet outside.

Customized, efficient propane delivery for your forklifts

If you currently depend on propane cylinder exchange at your local retailer or home improvement store, you’re missing out on the time and money savings we can offer you! We provide both bulk propane delivery and customized forklift propane cylinder exchange services to make refueling a breeze.

Instead of bringing your empty tanks somewhere and switching them out for full ones, you can simply have cylinders at your job site filled and ready to use.

How it works: Our experts will meet with you to discuss your needs and then arrange for a customized program complete with convenient storage cages for your cylinders installed onsite. We ensure that all of your workers are sufficiently trained in safe propane cylinder handling and usage so that you have complete peace of mind.

Contact us today to get started

It’s easy to get set up with our bulk propane delivery or cylinder exchange services. Just give us a call and we’ll tailor a program for you!