Electric forklifts are cleaner and quieter than propane forklifts, but they are also more expensive. Propane forklifts offer consistent power levels, whereas electric forklifts see a performance decrease as the battery drains. You need to factor in space for charging stations for electric forklifts, while propane cylinders don’t occupy valuable floor space, as they are stored outdoors. Propane cylinders are also easier and faster to change than batteries. Propane forklifts are found in almost every industry because of their versatility, whereas electric forklifts are ideal for food applications.
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