Nissan LP Forklifts
One inconvenience of propane tanks is to have to change, though there is little risk to running out of fuel on a propane forklift. These units tend to be cheaper to run than the diesel and electric model forklift. The discussion to whether or not the propane emissions are cleaner compared to diesel emissions continues within the industry.
The propane lift truck performs better than the majority of electric units available on the market these days on jobs that need high applications and constant duty drive line torque. There are some electric units that are supposed to handle better or equally. Depending on the particular circumstances, propane lifts may or may not be suitable for handling eligible goods and food. So long as WorkSafeBC criteria are met, propane lift trucks are acceptable for most indoor use.
The Disadvantages of LPG Propane Forklifts
The LPG's major disadvantages when compare to the diesel lift truck includes the fact that they are not as effective when performing tasks which need high and or constant duty drive line torque. These units have a liability exposure, due to the possibility of a fuel system leak while the truck is located indoors. Furthermore, operators must be trained on the safe use of propane fuel. The rearward visibility off of the back end of the counterweight is restricted. This is because of the propane tank's location.
In comparison to diesel and electric models, cost of fuel is higher with propane units. There are possible injury claims due to the weight and frequency that propane tanks are changed; about every 6 hours of usage unless the place has a bulk fill station located there. Propane forklifts can be trickier to start and run smoothly when they are utilized in cold temperatures. In remote places, propane fuel is not always available at once. Over the next few decades, the cost of fossil fuels is estimated to climb dramatically. Take into account and plan for overall repair maintenance costs, as well as the entire cost of ownership to be the highest of the 3 alternatives.
There is a real possibility that the LPG forklift units would be perfect for you, but would ultimately depend on what your needs are. It is better to take into consideration your specific loads and lifting requirements as well as the types of environments you would be operating to be able to be certain that you invest in the right unit which would suit your needs.
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