LPG gas forklifts provide all-around reliability and fuel economy
Primarily, LPG gas forklifts boast several key improvements over petrol, diesel and electric options as well. Firstly, they are generally more compact in design and can manoeuvre into spaces more bulky machines cannot.
Their design is different from other models as well, usually made with engines that are derivatives of car engines – which means not only are they affordable to purchase, but parts are cheaper to source.
Additionally, they are also quieter and have a strong power to weight ratio because of their streamlined design and engine. Add to that the ability for a single tank of LPG gas to provide up to 10 hours of continuous operation, and there’s plenty to love about them.
Second-hand and used LPG forklifts are strong performers inside and out
The versatility of these vehicles means that they can be used indoors (in warehouses or tighter spaces like storage containers) and outdoors alike. Additionally, they are powerful due to their low weight and responsive engines. But that doesn’t mean they are limited in the loads they can carry.
Damoli has plenty of options available, including the Toyota Container and Standard Mast models that are capable of hauling up to 3.5 tonnes. There’s also the iconic Toyota OPAL and the Crown Pallet Mover – equipped with the ability to shift three tonnes at a time.
Most LPG models will power through the entire working day on a single gas cylinder, whereas electric models require hours of charging time. This means they often strike the perfect balance between power, the economy of fuel and cleaner emissions. And not to mention all at an attractive price point.
How much propane do they use?
These vehicles use a specialised form of LPG, which is designed for forklifts and other industrial equipment. These cylinders come in 15kg and 18kg cylinders, which can be used for a full day’s work, depending on the size of the machine, the loads it is carrying and how many hours it is in use.
The primary ingredient is propane – a transportation fuel that is cleaner and cheaper than petrol. This provides a higher-octane rating than autogas, which is a combination of propane and butane. As a result, you end up with a cleaner fuel that enhances the performance of industrial vehicles.
Note: A standard 15kg-cylinder typically contains almost two litres.
Contact us today on 1300 326 654 to discuss our range or to find out which model would best suit your requirements. Whether it’s for hire or sale, we’re always more than happy to provide reliable, authentic advice and guidance.
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