Letting your propane container run empty creates additional hazards. If you run out of gas and lose pressure in the system, a potentially hazardous condition can result. Star Propane offers a free safety-leak check to our first time customers.
Why throw money away? Refill your same bottle for half the cost!
Some stores carry cylinder trade out cabinets. Normally it will cost you $18 to $30 to trade cylinders.
Star Propane will refill your cylinder for less than 1/2 their cost and Star Propane will give you a free visual inspection as well. Bring your cylinders to Star Propane and we’ll refill your cylinder for
1/2 the cost in a few minutes. Available in our Lampasas and Burnet locations.
Own your propane tank. Call any of the STAR Propane offices for pricing information.
Various sizes available for yearly lease.
Let STAR Propane paint your tank for you.
More than 500,000 forklifts are powered by propane in factories and warehouses. And it’s no wonder. Propane-powered forklifts provide operational options and economic advantages that make them a clear choice for your material handling needs.
- Environmentally Friendly Propane is a non-toxic, clean-burning fuel that can be used to safely power forklifts both indoors and outdoors. With propane there is no spillage loss or evaporation into the atmosphere.
- Safe Propane forklift tanks, fuel lines and carburetion components meet or exceed strict specifications. Built-in safety devices automatically shut off the flow of fuel in case of an accident.
- Versatile Propane forklifts can be used in indoor and outdoor applications. Propane is the most portable fuel – cylinders can be stored and moved virtually anywhere within a work site.
- Strong Propane forklifts maintain consistent, 100% power throughout the operation. They have the ability to push and pull heavy loads at full capacity, up and down inclines, for a longer amount of time, and with better ground speeds than electric forklifts.
- Easy Refueling Propane forklifts require very little refueling time compared to natural gas-powered and electric forklifts.
- Economical From an investment standpoint, propane forklifts offer an economical way to meet material handling needs. Propane forklifts have lower life-cycle costs than electric, diesel or gasoline-powered forklifts.
- Low Maintenance Propane produces fewer engine deposits than gasoline and diesel fuel, resulting in lower maintenance costs. Propane engines can typically last up to twice as long as gasoline engines.
Propane is the leading alternative fuel in country. It is also the nation’s third most common vehicular fuel today, after gasoline and diesel. There are over 270,000 on-road vehicles in the United States and 8.2 million worldwide that operate on propane (Source: US Department of Energy, World LP Gas Association). A large number of these are used in fleets that include light-to heavy-duty trucks, buses, taxicabs, police cars, and rental and delivery vehicles.
More than 660,000 farms-over half of all farms in the U.S.-use propane because of its cost effectiveness, safety, efficiency, convenience, portability, and environmental friendliness. Consumption of propane on farms has increased substantially over the past 15 years and the agriculture sector is now the third-largest retail propane market in the U.S., consuming more than 1.5 billion gallons per year, or 10% of total demand. Propane’s cost-efficiency and reliabliity help farmers keep productivity high and operating costs down.
Farms require energy in barns and other outbuildings, in the farmhouse, and out in the field. And in rural areas where access to electricity grids and natural gas mains are limited, propane is an ideal energy source. Farmers can utilize propane’s versatility in a wide range of applications, as noted below:
-Space conditioning for farmhouses and outbuildings
-Farm household appliances such as water heaters, clothes dryers, and kitchen ranges
-Heating greenhouses, stock tanks, poultry and pig brooders
-Crop heating for frost protection in groves and orchards
- Power Generation
-Farm machinery (e.g., standby generators, processing equipment)
-Farm vehicles (cars, trucks, tractors, processing equipment)
- Waste Treatment
- Crop Drying
-Weed and pest control
Many federal, state, and industry incentives are available for farm use of propane and propane-fueled equipment. A local agricultural extension service can give you information for available incentives.