Is your forklift fleet sitting idle as a result of COVID-19? Or maybe your forklifts are working as hard as ever. Either way, businesses have enough to worry about right now — and they don’t want to add forklift maintenance to the list.

Fortunately, propane-powered forklifts offer low-maintenance benefits compared with other options. For the many businesses with forklifts that have been idle during this time: rest assured, your propane equipment will be ready to work again when you are.

Propane is one of the most resilient, stable, and storage-friendly energy sources. Plus, it can last for decades, making it ideal for emergency preparedness purposes — and instances like this, where unknowns are common.

Propane has no expiration date, meaning it doesn’t degrade over time and can be stored indefinitely — unlike gasoline and diesel. And while it’s being stored, its potency doesn’t suffer.

Propane cylinders have a long shelf life, too. In fact, the life expectancy of a propane cylinder is three times longer than the life expectancy of an electric forklift battery and extends beyond the typical lifespan of a forklift. According to data from PERC, propane tanks can last up to 40 years with proper preventative maintenance.

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