When to choose a CNG 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 (liquid propane), CNG (compressed natural gas), gasoline, or diesel.

While we will discuss the other types of power in separate blog posts, this article focuses on CNG (compressed natural gas) forklifts.

CNG-powered forklifts can be used indoors or outdoors.


  • Environmentally friendly: Because CNG  produces fewer emissions, CNG is better for the environment and for overall air quality. In fact, in the event of a leak, the natural gas dissipates into the air as water vapor and carbon dioxide.
  • Easy fuel refill – Unlike LP forklifts, the CNG tank is never removed. Instead, it is simply refilled, which can reduce downtime and operator strain.


  • Appropriate filling equipment can be challenging: Creating a CNG refueling stations can be expensive due to the large amount of land required and the general cost of equipment, installation, and infrastructure. This can be prohibitive in addition to other challenges such as obtaining proper permits and having an adequate natural gas supply.

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.