Propane refueling stations can be conveniently located onsite, or your local propane marketer can offer a cylinder exchange program that delivers filled cylinders to your warehouse. Since propane is such a clean-burning fuel, propane forklifts run cleaner and last longer. They have less engine wear and can go longer between oil changes, spark plugs, and normal maintenance, thus saving on routine expenses.
Electric forklifts require a hefty upfront investment in extra batteries and a battery recharging station, plus they use up valuable indoor space for the recharger and battery storage. Compressed natural gas forklifts require a substantial initial investment in a compressor station. CNG cylinders must also be recertified every three years.