Are There Alternatives to Aluminum Forklift Tanks?
Discover the Benefits of Composite Forklift Cylinders from Viking Cylinders
On any given day, there are approximately 670,000 propane-powered forklifts being used in the United States. This number is expected to further increase as more and more businesses are discovering the benefits of using propane as opposed to electric or gasoline models.
Why is propane the overwhelming fuel of choice for forklifts? Truth be told, there are many reasons to consider:
- Because they don’t create emissions, they can be used safely both indoors and outside.
- They run at full power so long as there is propane in the cylinder; electric forklifts lose power as the battery drains closer to zero.
However, what makes propane forklifts really stand out is their impact on efficiency and productivity. When a propane forklift cylinder runs out of propane, your forklift driver only needs to replace the empty tank with a full one and they are back to work. That entire process can take less than five minutes. Electric forklifts, on the other hand, are sidelined for eight hours or more as they are recharging. Consequently, you also lose workspace at your building to accommodate electric forklift chargers.
All these reasons make for a great case in adding a forklift cylinder exchange service using composite propane cylinders from Viking Cylinders.
From construction companies, to warehouses and distribution centers, partnering with Viking Cylinders to provide these businesses with our safe, easy-to-use forklift tanks is a definitive way to dramatically grow your customer base and diversify your business.
Forklift Exchanges Using Composite Propane Cylinders
Viking Cylinders’ propane forklift cylinders offer many advantages for your business and your potential customers.
For your business, you’re able to offer personalized forklift cylinder exchange solutions that are both cutting-edge, efficient, and unique in application.
Further, your cylinders can be custom-made in your business’s colors. Since they don’t rust or scratch like metal cylinders, they’ll help in making your brand more attractive and visible without any impact on its usability.
Composite Cylinders vs. Traditional Aluminum Cylinders
Our composite propane forklift cylinders are also easy to sell thanks to its outstanding features that provide direct benefits to your partners and consumers alike:
- A composite cylinder does not rust or deteriorate as traditional aluminum cylinders do. This leads to lowered maintenance and replacement costs.
- Viking Cylinders’ forklift cylinders are also translucent, making it easy to see exactly how much propane is left inside.
- One of the biggest advantages our composite cylinders offer is being so much lighter than traditional cylinders. In fact, our cylinders weigh up to 20 pounds less than a comparable metal cylinder and fall well-below OSHA’s 50-pound recommended lifting limit.
- The reduced weight—combined with our ergonomically friendly design including comfortable handles—makes them easier for employees to lift and install, helping to improve workplace safety and productivity.
Speaking of productivity, we offer a fast-fill connection customized to your market so cylinders can be refilled more efficiently.
Discover the Viking Cylinders Advantage Today
Viking Cylinders is the North American brand of Hexagon Ragasco, the world leader in composite propane cylinders. We’ve been advancing composite cylinder technology for more than 30 years.
Our safety record is unrivaled, with certifications in approximately 100 nations.
We’ve sold millions of our cylinders, each of which is made at our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Norway. Our cylinders meet or exceed all OSHA standards for safety.
Learn more about how partnering with Viking Cylinders can help grow your commercial propane business. Contact us today for a FREE consultation or visit our website to request a sample of a composite propane cylinder to see the benefits for yourself.