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LPG Use in Counterbalance Forklift Truck's Continues to Grow

Industry stats have revealed that LPG is increasing in popularity in the forklift market place.

For the second consecutive month, LPG has outsold diesel and in June 2010, sales of LPG fuelled counterbalance forklift trucks took a massive 188 per cent increase over the previous month's sales2. BITA figures also show that monthly LPG sales have increased year on year every month since May 2003. The British Industrial Truck Association (BITA) retail delivery statistics are announced monthly, providing an overview of the UK forklift truck market and the number of products sold, breaking down market share by fuel type. Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) powered forklift trucks now account for 30.2 per cent of all counterbalance forklift trucks sold in 20101. Calor's forklift truck specialist, Jim Moyes, says the figures come as no surprise as more and more operators realise the benefits of LPG. He explains: "The benefits of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) in the forklift market have been widely recognised over recent years with all of the major equipment manufacturers now offering LPG models in their product ranges.