Nissan LP Forklifts
Other than the hassle of having to change the propane cylinder, there are some risks associated with running out of fuel with propane forklifts. These models are rather a bit lower in their value than electric and diesel lift trucks. The debate to whether or not the propane emissions are cleaner compared to diesel emissions continues in the business.
The propane lift truck performs better compared to the majority of electric units available on the market these days on tasks that need constant duty drive line torque and high applications. There are several electric units that are reputed to handle better or equally. Depending on the particular situation, propane lifts might or might not be acceptable for handling food and edible goods. So long as WorkSafeBC criteria are met, propane lift trucks are suitable for the majority of indoor use.
The Drawbacks of LPG Propane Forklifts
Several of the major drawbacks of LPG lift trucks are that compared to diesel trucks comprise: they are not as effective in applications that need high and or constant duty drive line torque. These models have a liability exposure, because of the possibility of a fuel system leak while the truck is situated indoors. In addition, operators should be trained on the safe handling of propane fuel. The rearward visibility off of the back end of the counterweight is limited. This is because of the location of the propane tank.
The fuel cost is higher with propane models when compared to the diesel unit. Due to the frequency at which the propane tanks are changed, there are possible injuries which may occur. Unless a site has a bulk fill station, propane might need to be changed every six hours of use. Propane forklifts can be more difficult to start and run smoothly when they are operating in freezing temperatures. In remote locations, propane fuel is not always readily available. In the next few decades, the cost of fossil fuels is estimated to rise significantly. Take into account and plan for overall cost or repair and maintenance, as well as the total cost of ownership to be the highest of the 3 alternatives.
There is a real possibility that the LPG lift truck units will be perfect for you, but will ultimately depend upon what your requirements are. It is best to take into account your specific lifting requirements and loads in addition to the types of environments you will be using the machine in order to be certain that you buy the best model to meet your requirements.
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