About 90% of forklifts use an eight gallon (33 pound) tank of liquid propane. If your LPG forklift has a four-cylinder engine, the tank should last about eight hours. Bigger engines reduce fuel efficiency, just like cars.
How much fuel does a forklift use per hour?
Internal combustion forklifts consume approximately 6 lbs. of LPG per hour. However, many factors can contribute to how efficiently your forklift uses fuel. Just like driver behaviors can affect automobile fuel consumption, improper forklift operation can lead to decreased fuel efficiency.
How far can a forklift drive?
The safe traveling distance between forklifts is approximately three truck lengths, or about a time-lapse of three seconds when passing the same point. More specifically, it’s about 20 feet between forklifts. The three-second rule is the same for automobiles on the road and is just as important for forklifts.
How much does it cost to fill a forklift propane tank?
The cost to refill a propane tank varies from $3.00 – $4.00 a gallon at most U-Haul propane refill locations. On average, you will be spending $1.76 less per gallon by refilling your propane tank rather than exchanging it.
How do I know if my forklift propane tank is empty?
Easy Propane Test
Get a cup of very hot water and dump it down one side of the outside of the propane tank. The tank is made of steel. While the part in contact with the vapor turns warm from the water, the part in contact with the liquid propane won’t.