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Why Buy an LPG Powered Forklift?

As the world turns to electric to power all types of vehicles, from the family car to passenger jet planes, it might surprise you to know that the sales of LPG (Liquid Petroleum Gas) powered vehicles are also on the increase.

And one vehicle, in particular, seeing a rise in the number of LPG sales, is the forklift truck. So, what are the benefits of an LPG powered forklift?

In this short article, we’ll go over five of the key benefits to an LPG powered forklift, and why your business should consider an LPG powered forklift when investing in your next forklift purchase.

Benefit 1 – Lower costs

Running any type of forklift, including the maintenance, servicing and fuelling isn’t going to be cheap, but it will be a worthwhile investment, which will bring returns.

However, in comparison to electric and diesel-powered forklifts, LPG can help you save money. For example:

  • LPG forklifts are typically cheaper to buy than their electric and diesel equivalents.

  • With LPG, unlike electric-powered vehicles, there’s no need to buy new batteries, pay for battery disposal, or set up charging points.

These money-saving benefits combined, make an LPG powered forklift the perfect option for start-ups or smaller businesses.

Benefit 2 – Retains power for sustained periods

If you’re looking for maximum power in your forklift truck, you may be best off looking at one of the great diesel options available. But, if you’re looking for a relatively high-powered forklift, capable of working with heavy loads for sustained periods, then LPG could be the answer.

Benefit 3 – Easy refuelling

Refuelling an LPG forklift is a simple process of switching the cylinder over and getting on with your work. And, with each cylinder giving you around six hours of continuous work, it’s the perfect vehicle for a fast-moving warehouse.

Benefit 4 – LPG is suitable for all environments

With an LPG powered forklift, you can usually work unrestricted, both inside and outside, as long as the vehicle reaches the necessary air quality standards.

This capability is especially beneficial to businesses needing to unload from outside racking, or from the back of HGVs or external shipping containers.

Benefit 5 – Lower emissions

Keeping pollution to a minimum is a key consideration for all modern businesses, and with LPG producing fewer PM10 particles and emitting less CO2, it’s easy to see why an LPG powered forklift might be the preferred choice for many businesses.

Also, as LPG is a clean-burning fuel, and doesn’t produce soot or leave a soot residue, it’s suited to working with food and drinks products, textiles, and pharmaceuticals.


Whilst this article points out the benefits of an LPG powered forklift, modern diesel and electric powered forklifts also have outstanding benefits, depending on the desired usage.

With this in mind, we’d recommend discussing the needs of your business with a forklift truck specialist, to ensure you hire or buy the forklift most suited to your processes and your budget.

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If you’re thinking of buying a forklift, contact Beds & Bucks Forktrucks Ltd. today. We have over 30 years’ experience in providing new forklifts, used forklifts, and forklift servicing to a variety of customers located across Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, and much further afield.

Why Buy an LPG Powered Forklift?