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LPG forklifts are used to engage, lift, and transfer palletized loads in warehousing, manufacturing, materials handling, and construction applications both indoors and outdoors. Diesel, electricity and LPG are the ‘big three’ when it comes to fuel for fork lift trucks and each of the options has advantages and disadvantages but electricity and diesel do not compare well to the cleaner, greener LPG option.

Increasing the work hours of electric forklifts may require customers to either equip their existing fleet of electric trucks with extra batteries, or hold more forklift trucks in reserve.  This option would also require storage space for the additional batteries or additional reserve trucks.  LPG forklifts are reliable and run without interruption, except when conducting a scheduled maintenace or when replacing the gas bottle.  Reserves trucks are also not required for LPG forklift trucks.  When considering cost against the required operating time and distance travelled, LPG forklift trucks acutally provide a lower total cost of ownership in comparison to electric forlift truks.  The fast and relaible service obtanied with LPG forklift trucks, provide users to provide quick responses to customer requests, reducing production downtime.


LPG forklifts primarily comprise three classes: Class 4 (internal combustion engine trucks with solid tires), Class 5 (internal combustion engine trucks with pneumatic tires) and Class 6 (electric and internal combustion engine tractors with both solid and pneumatic tires). Operators of these forklift classes choose LPG because it is the safe, cost-effective, clean and reliable solution to their energy needs.


  • Affordable & Cost Effective - LPG forklift trucks units are significantly less expensive in terms of initial costs and the LPG as a fuel is often more economical. Studies have also revealed that LPG-powered forklifts require less maintenance as they have less carbon build-up than gasoline- and diesel-powered engines. Spark plugs and engine oil last much longer contributing to LPG engines lasting up to twice as long as gasoline engines do.
  • Effective – LPG as a fuel source provides constant power to consistently lift, push and pull loads throughout the forklift’s work shift. It allows for uneven surfaces and steep inclines to be tackled and also for operation times. Only one tank of fuel is required per shift.
  • Fast – LPG forklifts achieve higher acceleration and travel faster than their electric counterparts
  • Strong & Silent - LPG forklifts are stronger than electric forklifts and up to 10db quieter than a diesel forklift 
  • Reliable - They have the ability to push heavy loads at full capacity, faster, and for a longer amount of time than electric forklifts and maintain consistent, 100 percent power throughout operation, with faster ground speeds than electric forklifts.
  • Quick to refuel — it takes less time to fill a propane tank than to switch or charge a battery. CNG powered trucks may take six hours to refill after as little as two hours of operation, and electric forklifts can take up to eight hours to recharge. It takes only five minutes to change a propane cylinder or refill the tank.
  • Versatile - LPG forklifts can be used in both indoor and outdoor applications, unlike their electric counterparts. They can even operate in temperatures as low as -20oC.
  • Environmentally friendly – LPG has a smaller carbon footprint than diesel and gasoline, whilst it produces fewer PM10 particles (associated with respiratory problems) than diesel, and, if fitted with a 3-way catalyst, LPG forklifts are lead and soot free. LPG forklifts also carry their fuel in a sealed, pressure-tight system, eliminating a significant source of secondary pollution found that is with gasoline- and diesel-fueled forklifts. Overall, LPG forklifts produce can produce up to 19% fewer emissions than gasoline forklifts and 7% fewer emissions than diesel forklifts.
  • Clean - LPG produces fewer engine deposits than gasoline and diesel fuel, resulting in lower maintenance costs and extending engine life.
  • Safe - LPG forklift tanks, fuel lines and carburetion components meet strict specifications. Built-in safety devices automatically shut off the flow of fuel in case of an accident. There is no risk of spillages or contamination with LPG as it vaporizes.

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