Propane mowers can offer many benefits to contractors: new business opportunities, reduced fuel costs, and reduced emissions. We’ve compiled a list of the top 10 facts and figures that illustrate propane’s benefits that can spell success for contractors.
- Propane mowers cost about 30 percent less per hour to operate than gasoline.
- Compared to gasoline, propane reduces greenhouse gases by 17 percent, and reduces carbon monoxide by 40 percent.
- Contractors lose zero hours refueling at the pump — propane cylinders can be refilled before crews head out for the day and spare cylinders can be carried to sites on trucks and trailers.
- Contractors can apply to receive $1,000 for a new propane mower or $500 for a certified conversion kit through the Propane Mower Incentive Program.
- There are more than 135 models of propane mowers manufactured by 12 top brands, including Exmark, John Deere, and Toro.
- Two major small engine manufacturers — Briggs & Stratton and Kohler — have developed propane engines.
- In a survey of 150 contractors, 1 in 3 said they were somewhat likely or very likely to purchase a propane mower by 2019.
- During the 2017 cutting season, more than 15,000 commercial mowers were in operation across the U.S.
- More than 500 dealers have been approved for the Propane Equipment Dealer Point, which can help contractors locate a local, knowledgeable dealer selling propane mowers.
- Operators have virtually zero fuel spills when refueling because propane mowers use a closed-loop fuel system.
For more information about the benefits that propane mowers can provide to public and private turf maintenance fleets, visit propane.com/commercial-landscape.