What is the average hourly usage per year on a forklift?

Average usage is approximately 1500 and anything over 2000/year is considered high usage.

Age vs condition – which is more important?

The running condition is more important than age. The year it was produced does not matter. Most forklifts are durable and stand the test of time.

Can you put pneumatic tires on a cushion/solid tire forklift?

No – the wheel opening on a cushion tire forklift will not accept a pneumatic tire.
Buy a pneumatic or solid pneumatic tire forklift for outdoor applications and buy a cushion/solid tire forklift for indoor/warehouse applications.

Are diesel engines efficient?

Yes, very efficient when compared to propane and gasoline. They are fuel efficient and require less maintenance than propane and gas forklifts.

How long can a full propane tank operate a forklift?

8-12 hours depending on the application.

How much propane is in a propane cylinder?

An average 35lb propane cylinder holds approx 7 gallons of fuel.

Propane vs Gasoline: which one is cheaper?

Gasoline is cheaper because it is more readily available, but propane is more popular

Which is the cheapest to run, electric or IC (internal combustion trucks)?

Electrics are more expensive initially, due to battery and charger costs, but have less moving parts and lower cost maintenance than IC trucks over time.

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