Posted: June 17, 2024

Can Forklift Propane Cylinder Exchange Services Help My Business?

Learn How This Smart Solution Can Boost Productivity

forklift tank South Miami, FL If you have a single forklift that you don’t use daily, or even weekly, then maybe a retail cylinder exchange option makes sense. But if your business relies on forklifts every day to move merchandise or building materials quickly and efficiently around a warehouse or construction sites, you should know about Miami Gas’ forklift propane cylinder exchange services and how they can help you operate more efficiently—and save money too.

Our cylinder exchange program makes sure you always have full cylinders on-site and ready to go. Our pros will meet with you to evaluate your needs and develop a customized program, then set you up with sturdy, safe storage cages for your cylinders. We’ll thoroughly train your workers in the safe handling of propane cylinders. And you’ll always have the cylinders you need, when you need them. Think of it as fleet-fueling for your forklifts and other propane-powered equipment.

Here are just a few of the advantages:

Propane Efficiency

Refueling is quick and easy with replaceable cylinders. Faster refueling means less downtime. Recharging an electric forklift takes equipment out of service for hours, slowing down operations. Plus, charging stations for electric forklifts take up space and require large up-front investments.
Propane-fueled forklifts also require less maintenance and downtime for repairs than gasoline or diesel-powered ones.

Propane Power

Propane powered forklifts will operate at 100% power as long as there’s propane in the cylinder.

That’s not the case with an electric-powered forklift, which loses power as the batter drains. And recharging can take eight hours—or longer. That’s a full shift. Diesel-fueled forklifts require a diesel fueling station—which isn’t practical for most businesses.

With a propane forklift, refueling takes minutes. All your employees have to do is replace the empty cylinder with a full one, and the forklift is back on the job. Propane-powered forklifts also perform better at handling heavier loads and are more capable when it comes to inclines.

Propane Versatility

Propane can power a lot more than forklifts. If you use propane-fueled forklifts in your business, you can likely use propane to run a wide range of equipment, including welding equipment, commercial mowers, asphalt heaters, concrete grinders, saws, polishers, dust extractors, pressure washers, small cranes, water pumps and floor buffers—just to name a few!

Propane can also be used for a wide variety of agricultural applications, including crop warming and drying, weed control, and more.

Restaurants, resorts, hotels, country clubs and many other hospitality businesses use propane cylinders as well—for landscaping equipment, remote cooking, as well as outdoor dining and entertainment areas.

Another feature that makes propane more versatile than other options is that propane forklifts can be safely used both indoors and outside. Diesel-powered forklifts cannot be operated indoors, and electric forklifts are inefficient outdoors and can’t operate in wet conditions. That’s why the best option for top performance indoors or out is a propane forklift!

Eco-friendly Propane

Propane forklifts emit dramatically fewer greenhouse gases than gasoline-powered forklifts. In the rare event of a propane leak, there’s no environmental damage. Meanwhile, about 40% of the country’s electricity generation comes from coal-fired power plants, making electric forklifts not as green as people may think they are.

Ready to Learn More?

Talk to our commercial propane team. We’ve got the expertise and experience to understand your specific needs and tailor a program that will grow with your business—and help your business grow, thanks to the efficiency and power or propane.

Contact us today to learn about how our propane forklift cylinder exchange can help power your South Florida business!