Why choose an LPG forklift?

At Moorgate we are dedicated to finding the right materials handling solution for your business, whatever thatoyota-8fgcu-ic-counterbalanced-trucks-product-pop-up-3t might be.

With that mind we have been looking at the characteristics of each different type of forklift available to you, to help you decide which is right for your business.

In the second of our blog series we are going to look at the advantages and disadvantages of the LPG powered truck. Is LPG right for your business? Read on to find out.

Advantages

  • LPG trucks have long been a popular choice due to their competitive pricing and suitability for inside and outside and round the clock use.
  • With engines often derivatives of car engines, parts are readily available and inexpensive
  • LPG trucks can more manoeuvrable than their diesel counterparts, if purchased with solid cushion tyres and a compact chassis.
  • LPG powered trucks are also much quieter in use than diesel alternatives and emit less offensive fumes than those of a diesel engine.

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  • Whilst they are the cheapest to buy new, their maintenance and fuel costs are the highest of the three types.
  • As with diesel trucks, they need to be given a winter service with antifreeze.
  • Gas trucks have a tendency to run out of gas without notice as there is not normally a fuel gauge to give the driver an indication of how much gas is left.
  • Exhaust fumes can leave an oily film of hydrocarbon particles on surrounding surfaces in extreme cases, tends to be where there is no ventilation.

Still not sure if LPG trucks are the right choice for your business? Give us a call on 0113 393 2881 and we’ll help you find the right solution for the job.