Forklifts are construction industry staples.
In fact, they’re likely one of the first things you think of when you picture a construction site.
Forklifts are powerful pieces of machinery that are used to lift and transport heavy equipment and materials. When you need to move building equipment from one area to another, forklifts speed up the job exponentially!
So what’s the best fuel source for allowing forklifts to go the distance?
As opposed to electric models, propane forklifts keep you productive on the job site. Electric forklifts have batteries that need to be recharged every few hours with regular use, but a single propane tank will last an entire 8-hour work shift.
That means no interruptions and no unexpected, inconvenient downtime. Being interrupted when you’re in a good workflow is disruptive, and, potentially, dangerous.
Harvard research experts say,
“We perform interrupting tasks with only part of our cognitive resources and risk performing them poorly.”
A construction site is the last place you want to risk poor performance!
Users love propane because it allows them to work construction uninterrupted, which makes construction projects go faster. That not only leads to job satisfaction but means they can take on more projects per year — and make more money.
Not only that, but propane forklifts save money on energy. Propane tanks can last up to 30 years when properly and professionally prequalified — so you pay once for the tank itself, and then only for the propane that fills it after that.
Forklift batteries last for an average of 10 years, and their lifespan can vary if there are times it holds too high or too low a charge it holds over the course of its lifespan.
Battery-operated forklifts are temperamental. You don’t want another thing to have to manage. Especially in comparison, propane forklifts are practically maintenance-free.
Propane-powered forklifts are also perfectly safe to operate and their use benefits the environment. Mining the material for batteries is extremely harmful to the environment. Diesel forklifts are problematic because produce harmful emissions.
In comparison, propane produces 76% fewer sulfur oxide emissions than the lifecycle of batteries, and 84% less of both nitrogen oxide and hydrocarbon than diesel.
But it isn’t only better for the environment:
It’s healthier for you and your employees. Construction site safety is crucial, and propane forklifts meet and exceed workplace indoor air quality standards.
The choice is clear for construction workers! Propane forklifts are more efficient, more affordable, and safer.
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