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LPG Forklift Safety Notice – Time To Switch To Lithium-Ion?

The HSE has recently released a safety notice after a number of fires in LPG forklift trucks. So, is it time to switch to lithium-ion?

Why Has The Safety Notice Been Issued?

With gas supplies in shortage and prices soaring, gas is no longer the same high quality that it once was. Because of a change in gas supplies within the UK, low quality gas is now being supplied. Residues in the gas leave heavy deposits, consequently creating a build up throughout the fuel system. Repeated starting attempts can result in releasing unburnt LPG, which can be ignited and set fire to the vehicle.

If you’re struggling with your gas trucks cutting out and requiring frequent maintenance, switching to a lithium forklift is the best solution. Avoid fuel costs altogether and significantly reduce your maintenance requirements.

Why are Lithium Forklifts Becoming More Popular Than LPG Forklifts?

Lets explore a handful of the reasons that businesses are deciding to make the switch to lithium-ion:

Zero Emissions: Lithium forklifts are environmentally friendly and suitable for indoor use. They reduce the risk of air pollution and ensure a healthier working environment.

Quieter Operation: Lithium-ion forklifts operate much quieter than LPG forklifts, making them ideal for noise-sensitive environments.

Faster and More Convenient Charging: Lithium-ion forklifts can be opportunity charged during breaks or shift changes, allowing for minimal downtime and improved productivity. This means no time is wasted on fuel replacement.

Enhanced Efficiency and Performance: Lithium batteries provide a consistent power output throughout their charge, ensuring an efficient performance of the forklifts. In comparison, LPG forklifts may experience a decrease in power as the gas tank empties, affecting their overall efficiency.

Lower Total Cost of Ownership: Although the upfront cost of lithium-ion forklifts may be higher, the long term cost benefits are significant. With lower maintenance expenses, reduced fuel costs and increased battery life, lithium forklifts offer a more cost-effective solution over their lifespan.

EP Lithium Forklift
EP Lithium Forklift

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