Forklift Gas Bottle Sizes - 15kg Gas Bottle, 15kg LPG Cylinder, 18kg Forklift Gas Bottle

See our Forklift Gas Bottle Supply for more info on your forklift gas supply options for 15kg Gas Bottle (15kg LPG cylinder) & 18kg Gas Bottles. Forklifts use liquid withdrawl LPG cylinders mounted horizontally.

For bulk forklift gas supply see On-Site Forklift Gas Bottle Refilling

How Many Litres of LPG are in a 15kg LPG Cylinder - (29.4 litres) - 15kg Gas Bottle?

There are 29.4 litres of LPG in a 15kg cylinder (liquid withdrawl cylinder). There are 35.3L litres of LPG in a 18kg forklift gas bottle. A good conversion rate to remember for cylinder capacity is that 1 kilogram is approximately equal to 1.96 litre of LPG.

One cylinder should last approximately 6-7 hours, depending on the size of the forklift engine. 

How Much Does a Forklift Propane Tank Weigh?

A forklift propane tank weighs 24.7 kg full (29.4 litres) and 24.7 kg empty, for an aluminium forklift propane tank (forklift gas bottle).

Running time for one forklift gas bottle is approximately 7 hours, although this varies based on forklift gas bottle sizes, engine sizes and loads.

Forklift gas bottles - 15kg LPG Cylinder - 18kg LPG Cylinder

Forklift Gas Bottle - 15kg Gas Bottle, 15kg LPG Cylinder, 18kg Forklift Gas Bottle - Cylinder Dimensions, Weights & Capacities

An aluminium 15kg gas bottle (15kg LPG cylinder) is 735mm in height, 305mm in diameter, has a cylinder capacity of 29.4 litres, an empty weight of 9.7kg and a full weight of 24.7kg (29.4 litres). A steel 18kg forklift gas bottle is 830mm in height, 310mm in diameter, has a cylinder capacity of 35.3 litres, an empty weight of 18.0kg and a full weight of 36.0kg.

Forklift Gas Bottles: 15kg Gas Bottle, 15kg LPG Cylinder, 18kg Forklift Gas Bottle
Forklift Gas Bottles 15kg Gas Bottle (15kg LPG Cylinder): Aluminium 18kg Forklift Gas Bottle: Steel
Forklift Gas Bottle Diameter 305 mm 310 mm
Forklift Gas Bottle Height 735 mm 830 mm
Forklift Gas Bottle Cylinder Capacity 29.4 litres 35.3 litres
Forklift Gas Bottle Tare Weight 9.7 kg 18.0 kg
Forklift Gas Bottle Full Weight 24.7 kg 36.0 kg
Forklift Gas Bottle Energy Content 181MJ 417MJ

15kg gas bottle (15kg LPG cylinder) & 18kg forklift gas bottle sizes shown are approximate.

Actual forklift gas bottle dimensions may vary slighty.

Forklift gas bottle weights vary by manufacturer.

Capacity is based on 1.96 litres per kg of LPG.

How Much Does a Forklift Propane Tank Weigh

A forklift propane tank weighs 24.7kg (29.4 litres) for a full aluminium 15kg forklift gas bottle. A forklift propane tank weighs 36kg for a full steel 18kg forklift gas bottle. An empty aluminium 15kg forklift gas bottle weighs 9.7kg before a forklift gas refill of 15kg. An empty steel 18kg forklift gas bottle weighs 18kg before a forklift gas refill of 18kg.


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