A gas forklift truck is a forklift truck that has an efficient gas drive.
Unlike diesel-powered forklift trucks, LPG is a clean alternative for a powerful truck. LPG forklift trucks are smoother running, can cover long distances, and are also suitable for outdoor use. They may also be used indoors under certain safety conditions. After a quick gas cylinder change, gas forklift trucks are immediately ready for use again, which means long loading times are eliminated.
The robust engine enables the gas forklift truck to be used both outdoors and indoors, in halls for example.
Gas forklift trucks can be operated with standard propellants such as propane, butane, or LPG.
The operation of a gas forklift truck incurs costs for inspection and maintenance as well as personnel costs for the forklift operator. However, compared to diesel or electric forklift trucks, LPG is a cost-effective fuel alternative, which helps cut costs.
You can buy a gas-powered forklift truck directly on the Jungheinrich homepage. Leasing or gas forklift truck rental is also possible.
The maximum speed of a gas forklift truck always depends on the transport load and can be between 17 and 21 km/h, depending on the model.
The lifting speed is between 0.48 - 0.6 m/s depending on the load and model.
Depending on the model, a gas forklift truck can lift up to 2000 kg (TFG316/320) or 5000 kg (TFG540-S50s).
LPG is a gas that is compressed or pressure liquefied. Propane, butane, and LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) are among the best-known propellants.
If you are looking for a more environmentally friendly alternative to LPG trucks, we also offer the conversion of gas trucks to a natural gas drive.
With a hydrodynamic drive, the torque is transmitted to the drive shaft using dynamic oil pressure. Because of this, higher efficiency can be achieved and, combined with lower fuel consumption, it enables longer distances per shift.
With a hydrostatic drive, power is transmitted via a closed system. This allows the gas-powered forklift truck to manoeuvre easily while enabling precise power transmission.
The maximum duration of use varies and depends on the intensity of use and gas cylinder size.
A gas-powered forklift truck is powered by propellant gas that is carried with the vehicle in gas cylinders. Empty gas cylinders can be quickly and easily replaced with new ones.
The fuel consumption of the powerful engines is approx. 2 to 4 kg/h, depending on the model and intensity of use.
Depending on the model, gas forklift trucks offer engine output of 30 to 60 kW.
If forklift and transportation tasks primarily take place indoors at your company, you may be considering getting an emission-free electric forklift. Despite the efficiency of the low-consumption gas drive, a gas forklift truck still creates some emissions, which may create an odour indoors. However, in comparison with gas forklifts with an electric drive, gas forklifts score points due to their low price,versatility and powerful performance.
The higher noise level of gas forklifts is balanced out by their high power output. In addition, gas forklift trucks can handle ramp driving and transportation on unsurfaced ground and they are resistant to moisture and cold weather. This makes them ideal for transportation work between indoor and outdoor areas.
Our gas forklift trucks with a hydrostatic drive are ideal for reversing operation. They feature good handling performance, particularly for loading lorries. The great advantages of modern drive technologies are in the fast acceleration, precise steering and simple reversing. Gas forklifts also adapt effortlessly to various operational conditions. This is made possible by our five selected driving and working programmes, which are absolutely ideal for different deployment locations.
Our hydrodynamic forklift with a torque converter is ideally equipped for all transport tasks. Its strengths stand out even for medium and longer distances. The gentle, smooth start-up and optimal efficiency at medium and high speeds make it easier to handle goods in the warehouse and production facility. It does not require large amounts of energy in use. The powerful industrial engine ensures an exceptionally high torque even at low speeds.
If you are searching for a high-performance gas forklift with economical energy values, our experts at Jungheinrich can steer you towards the gas forklift truck that best meets your operational needs. You can also rely on our specialist support for selecting features. Durable accessories such as high-quality pallets and transport containers for your gas forklift trucks are available in the Jungheinrich PROFISHOP.
Our experts will also be happy to assist you with financing for your gas forklift trucks. Leasing or hire purchase of gas forklift trucks – which option suits your organisation best? We can work out a financial strategy together.
Are you interested in using gas forklift trucks on a temporary basis? You can rely on Jungheinrich for that, too. Our rental forklift consultants can give you attractive quotes that are customised to meet your operational challenges.