When to buy a gasoline forklift

There are lots of things to consider when you are choosing the right forklift for your application. One of the first decisions you must make is what type of power your lift truck will run on…electric, LP, CNG (compressed natural gas), gasoline, or diesel.

While we will discuss the other types of power in separate blog posts, this article focuses on gasoline-powered forklifts.

Gasoline-only powered forklifts are pretty rare in the material handling industry due to the popularity of dual fuel forklifts and the lack of gasoline fueling stations, but we often have customers who want or need them for their application. Gasoline forklifts are mainly used outdoors.


Convenience – When refueling stations are readily available, conveniently placed, and able to accommodate the size of their fleet, gasoline-powered forklifts are a great option because the power is consistent for the entire shift.

Better visibility – Gasoline powered forklifts do not have an LP tank and bracket on the back of the forklift, which increases rearward visibility.

Power – Gasoline-powered forklifts are typically more powerful than their diesel alternatives and can provide increased travel and lift/lower speeds.



Lack of fueling stations – Few facilities have gasoline fueling stations on-site.

Environmental concerns – Gasoline is a non-renewable resource. 

Call our sales team at 800.435.2449 to discuss what type of forklift is best for your application.

As an award-winning forklift dealership that serves Canton, Akron, Kent, Ravenna, Medina, and Uniontown, and 12 counties in northeastern Ohio, Williams Toyota Lift sells, services, leases, and rents new and used lift trucks, pallet jacks, scissor lifts, and vertical mast lifts. We stock more than 100,000 parts and tires for forklifts and other material handling equipment. We offer financing, training, forklift maintenance plans, and warehousing solutions.

Year after year, Williams Toyota Lift is recognized by Toyota Material Handling USA for our unsurpassed dedication to providing our customers with the highest quality service.

With a large inventory of forklifts and utility vehicles, we are able to serve our customers throughout 12 Ohio counties, including: Stark, Summit, Portage, Medina, Columbiana, Holmes, Wayne, Tuscarawas, Coshocton, Carroll, Jefferson, and Harrison.

Call us today at 800.435.2449.