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Why Florida Lift Gas!


Propane-powered forklifts offer numerous advantages over electric, natural gas, diesel, and gasoline powered alternatives. These reasons explain why over 80% of the spark-ignition forklift market is fueled by propane. Read more on these advantages below and see why there are now over 500,000 propane forklifts in service in manufacturing facilities, warehouses, and outdoor yards like yours today.

No-Hassle Refueling

The time required to refuel is minimal when compared to electric and natural- gas powered forklifts. It takes less than five minutes to change a propane cylinder whereas an electric forklift could take up to eight hours to recharge and an additional eight hours to cool down.

At Florida Lift Gas, we offer 24/7 forklift cylinder exchange service that eliminates the need for your staff to worry about running out of fuel by delivering pre-filled propane cylinders to your place of business.


Forklifts powered by propane are the most economical way to service your material handling needs. These forklifts have lower life-cycle costs than electric-,gasoline-, or diesel-powered forklifts for both maintenace and fuel related expenses.

Maintenance - Since propane produces lower amounts of engine deposits than gasoline and diesel, maintenance is minimized. Propane engines often last up to twice as long as their gasoline counterparts. Additionally, refueling a propane forklift takes less than five minutes which requires significantly less man-hours over time than other types of forklifts.

Fuel - One 33 pound propane cylinder can provide eight plus hours of operating time for the average forklift, which is less when compared on a BTU basis for electric forklifts. In a 2005 study performed to determine the cost of electric versus propane as a fuel source for forklifts, it was confirmed that the fueling costs were lower when using propane. Per hour of forklift use, propane was determined to cost $1.41 whereas electricity cost $1.48. This difference may seem minimal at first, but when multiplied by the thousands of hours per each forklift in operation - it adds up quickly! The extra expense incurred by electric forklifts are attributed to the overhead equipment needed for battery recharging, including a charging bay, chargers, and equipment to remove and store the large batteries. There is no additional equipment to purchase for propane-powered forklifts.


Propane powered forklifts can be used both inside and outside safely and effectively. Unlike their electric forklift counterparts, propane-fueled forklifts can be operated safely outdoors in the rain and other inclement weather. Because propane is the most portable forklift fuel option, the propane cylinders can be stored nearly anywhere at your facility.

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