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Forklift Cylinder Exchange

The best way to refuel forklifts

Rack of propane cylinders

Does your company currently fuel its forklift tanks on-site from a bulk tank?

There is a better way—the Freeman Gas Forklift Cylinder Exchange Program.

While your employees are currently bogged down with the unproductive task of carrying an empty propane tank to a filing tank and waiting for the forklift tank to fill, imagine instead that your drivers could simply reach into our rack of lightweight, aluminum tanks and leave the empty one behind.

You don’t even need to worry about running out, because we will periodically restock the rack with full cylinders that are pre-inspected to be leak-free.

The benefits of our forklift cylinder exchange program

1. Increased productivity. Every ten-minute cylinder refill can easily turn into a half-hour or more of non-productivity. Most on-site filling involves using the gravity or “drift fill” method, a time-consuming process. An area plant manager once noted, “When my guys went out to refill, they’d disappear for twenty minutes or more. I started to multiply my eight drivers times 20 or 30 minutes lost per person each day, and the savings of your cylinder exchange started to make a whole lot of sense.”

2. Safer and simpler operation. Our program ensures that there will be no propane discharge at your facility, by eliminating the filling process and the attendant risk of an accident. Filling, maintaining, and documenting propane cylinders is also covered by a number of regulations, including NFPAs Pamphlet 58 and DOT Code of Federal Regulations 49. Many companies find it difficult to monitor and comply with these ever-changing rules and regs.

We feature lightweight aluminum cylinders, which reduces the possibility of a lifting injury.

3. Cleaner storage and fewer expenses. Our aluminum cylinders do not have the interior rust and scaling problems that are common to steel cylinders. Dislodged scaling can clog the injectors of an otherwise properly tuned forklift, which will in turn lower fuel economy and raise your maintenance costs.

4. Accommodations for large-scale cylinder needs. If you have high demand for forklift cylinders, we do offer on-site bulk propane tank convenience with pumps and motors, hand pumps, and tanks with gravity fill hoses to refuel on site. This keeps your workers at your location and still increases productivity vs. off-site fueling. And we can give your employees expert training in the safe and proper procedures for filling cylinders on-site.

So join the many other companies in your area who improve their profits and outsmart their competition by enrolling in the Freeman Gas Forklift Cylinder Exchange services.

Currently available in the following areas:

North Carolina
Charlotte/Gastonia, NC: 704-922-8558 or toll free 800-495-0348
Hendersonville, NC: 828-696-9920 or toll free 800-868-8016

South Carolina
Chester, SC: 803-581-1130
Gaffney, SC: 864-489-8577
Greenville, SC: 864-269-1990 or toll free 800-243-0720
Spartanburg, SC: 864-582-5475 or toll free 800-277-5730
Union, SC: 864-427-9646

To learn about our Forklift Cylinder Exchange Program or our other commercial propane services, contact us to speak with a representative today.

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