Decrease emissions and refueling downtime with propane gas lawn mowers
Switching over from a gas lawn mower to a propane lawn mower can help save commercial mowers significant time and money, and its healthier for the environment. Propane mowers can potentially cut fuel and maintenance costs by 30-50% compared to gas mowers.
Gas lawn mowing contributes to the nation’s petroleum consumption and pollutant emissions, accounting for 5% of air pollution. Mowers consume 1.2 billion gallons of gasoline annually, with commercial mowing accounting for the highest intensity use at 35%.
Propane lawn mowers have several advantages:
- Lower maintenance requirements such as less frequent oil changes
- Last 2-3 years longer than gas mowers
- Ideal for seasonal storage because propane does not spoil or clog fuel systems
- Reduced fuel spills
Save nearly $1,000 a year
Now, let’s talk money. The current market price of gas is $3.59 and propane is $2.85. Commercial mowers cut for about 25 weeks a year for 40 hours a week. The annual expense for fuel of a gas mower would be $6,462 and the annual expense of a propane mower would be $5,558.
The fuel savings using just one propane mower for one year is $904. You can save yourself almost $3,000 in three years for each mower. And this isn’t even including the high maintenance cost of a gas mower compared to the low maintenance propane lawn mowers.
You don’t have to buy a new lawn mower
Already have a gas lawn mower? Don’t worry about going out and buying a brand new propane mower. Convert your gas mower to propane with a conversion kit. If you decide to purchase a new propane mower, they’re easy to find. Propane mowers have become increasingly popular over the last few years.
Commercial propane mowers can earn money
Not only do you save money and help the environment, commercial mowers who switch to a propane lawn mower can earn money. The Propane Education & Research Council, PERC, offers propane mower incentives for either buying a propane mower or converting.
- Earn $1,000 on propane mower purchase
- Earn $500 for a conversion