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Used Propane Forklifts


Used Propane Forklifts for Sale

  • Propane forklifts are a common and cost effective solution for a warehouse in need of easy movement of materials.
  • Models run off of a propane tank attached to the back.
  • Cheaper than an electric forklift and charging pack.
  • Minimal fumes are produced, meaning they are safe to use indoors.
  • ASI inspects and cleans every forklift prior to shipment.
  • Variety of manufacturers available.
  • ASI pays top dollar for used propane forklifts: Learn More About Our Purchasing Program
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About Propane Forklifts

Of the internal combustion types of forklifts, only propane can be used indoors as they create very few emissions. It is still recommended that propane lifts are used in well ventilated areas because they do emit small amounts of fumes. Gas and Diesel powered forklifts cannot be used indoors with low ceilings because they produce more emissions.

Although electric forklifts are less expensive to operate than internal combustion, batteries can be very expensive to replace. If purchasing a used electric forklift, make sure to get the hours of usage on the forklift to determine approximately how much life the battery has left. When an internal combustion powered forklift runs out of fuel, it typically takes 5-10 minutes to refuel, whereas electric can take up to 8 hours.

Why buy a used forklift over a new one? Used forklifts are typically about half the cost of buying a new one, so there are certain factors you should keep in mind when making this consideration. Ask the buyer how many hours the forklift has been used, which is a more important factor than the model year. You also want to look over the maintenance records to see if it has been serviced on a regular schedule, and if any major parts were replaced.

ASI does something uncommon for its customers. We provide a 30-day ASI guarantee on all used forklifts to ensure the customer’s satisfaction. If something is not operating correctly on the used forklift in the first 30 days, it can be sent back for a full refund (less a trial fee). All of our used forklifts can also be looked at on our website or viewed in person at our facility in East Providence, RI.

Advantages of Propane Forklifts

There are many pros for warehouses and distribution centers that make use of propane forklifts, including:

  • Low-cost: Propane is a relatively low-cost fuel, making propane forklifts a cost-effective option for many businesses. They also tend to require less maintenance than electric forklifts, reducing maintenance costs over time.
  • Indoor and outdoor use: Propane forklifts can be used both indoors and outdoors, making them a versatile option for a wide range of applications.
  • Long operating times: Propane forklifts have longer operating times than electric forklifts, which need to be recharged periodically. This means that propane forklifts can operate for longer periods of time without downtime for recharging.
  • Powerful performance: Propane forklifts are powerful machines, capable of lifting heavy loads and operating in challenging environments. They are also known for their quick acceleration and fast travel speeds.
  • Reduced emissions: Propane forklifts produce fewer emissions than diesel forklifts, making them a more environmentally friendly option. They also produce fewer emissions than gasoline forklifts, and propane is a cleaner-burning fuel than gasoline.

Propane Forklifts Applications

Propane forklifts are commonly used in a wide range of applications, including:

  • Warehousing and distribution: Propane forklifts are well-suited for use in warehousing and distribution facilities due to their ability to operate both indoors and outdoors. They can handle a wide range of loads, including pallets, boxes, and containers.
  • Manufacturing: Propane forklifts are often used in manufacturing facilities, where they can transport raw materials and finished products throughout the production process. They can also be used to load and unload trucks and shipping containers.
  • Agriculture: Propane forklifts are commonly used in the agriculture industry to handle a range of materials, including feed, fertilizer, and equipment. They can also be used for loading and unloading produce and other products.
  • Construction: Propane forklifts are used in construction sites to transport materials and equipment, such as lumber, bricks, and steel beams. They can also be used to lift and place heavy objects in tight spaces.
  • Retail and wholesale: Propane forklifts are used in retail and wholesale settings to handle a range of materials, including pallets, boxes, and products. They are often used in large stores, warehouses, and distribution centers.

Propane Forklifts Manufacturers

  • Toyota Material Handling
  • Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks
  • Hyster-Yale Materials Handling
  • Crown Equipment Corporation
  • Nissan Forklift Corporation
  • Komatsu Forklift
  • Caterpillar Inc.
  • Linde Material Handling
  • Doosan Industrial Vehicle

Propane Forklifts are Also Known As

  • Gas forklifts
  • Bottled gas forklifts
  • Cylinder gas forklifts
  • Propane-powered forklifts
  • Dual fuel forklifts (propane and gasoline)
  • Bi-fuel forklifts (propane and diesel)
  • Alternative fuel forklifts
  • Clean fuel forklifts

Propane Forklifts Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is a propane forklift?
A:A propane forklift is a type of powered industrial truck that uses propane gas as a fuel source. It is commonly used in warehouses, distribution centers, and manufacturing plants to move and lift heavy loads.

Q: How does a propane forklift work?
A: A propane forklift uses an internal combustion engine that runs on propane gas. The engine drives the wheels and hydraulic systems that power the lifting and lowering of the forks.

Q: What are the advantages of using a propane forklift?
A: Propane forklifts offer several advantages over electric or diesel-powered forklifts, including longer run time, faster refueling, and better performance in cold weather conditions. Propane is also a clean-burning fuel that produces fewer emissions than diesel or gasoline.

Q: What is the fuel efficiency of a propane forklift?
A: Propane forklifts are generally more fuel-efficient than diesel or gasoline-powered forklifts. They typically consume 20% to 30% less fuel than comparable diesel or gasoline engines.

Q: How do you maintain a propane forklift?
A: Maintenance of a propane forklift typically involves regular cleaning, checking and replacing filters, inspecting and replacing worn or damaged parts, and ensuring the propane tank is properly secured and connected. It is important to follow the manufacturer's guidelines for maintenance and repair.

Q: Can a propane forklift be used indoors?
A: Yes, propane forklifts can be used indoors if proper ventilation is provided. They produce fewer emissions than diesel or gasoline engines, making them a cleaner and safer option for indoor use.

Q: What are some safety considerations when using a propane forklift?
A: Safety considerations when using a propane forklift include ensuring the propane tank is properly secured and connected, following safe operating procedures, inspecting the machine regularly for damage or wear, and providing proper training and certification for operators.

Q: Can a propane forklift be used outdoors?
A: Yes, propane forklifts can be used outdoors on a variety of surfaces, including concrete, asphalt, and even uneven or rough terrain.