- Propane costs less than gasoline or diesel
Watch your savings add up when you use this link to compare the cost of operating your mowers on propane verses gasoline or diesel.
- Using propane cuts down on your maintenance costs
Although we still recommend following the maintenance instructions for your engine, you may find that you can go a little longer between oil changes. Propane mowers cost about 30 percent less per hour to operate than gasoline. You can then pass those savings onto customers during the bid process for a unique competitive edge.
- Propane doesn’t have a shelf life like gasoline
Gasoline has a short shelf life. It will go bad. Due to propane being stored in a sealed container and not open to the atmosphere, propane will not spoil.
- Propane tanks can be delivered to your facility so there will be no more time consuming trips to the gas station
Easy on-site refueling, delivered right to your door saves your company valuable time so your crew can get to the jobs that pay. It has been documented that 30 minutes were saved in a 2 man crew with on-site fueling.
- There is no possibility of pilferage of propane
With propane’s closed loop system, it is virtually impossible spill or steal. Also with the closed loop system, there is no possibility of accidental fuel contamination like grass, dust etc. getting in the tank, which can be a mechanical nightmare.
- Your company could be missing out on government contracts
Some government entities such as municipalities or universities require landscape companies to use alternative fuels and be a green company. Contractors can leverage propane low-emissions status in their marketing to access bids that require alternative fuel. Compared with gasoline mowers, propane reduces greenhouse gas emissions by more than 15 percent, and carbon monoxide emissions by more than 40 percent.
- If you live in a state that has ozone action days you will not be able to mow
If your mowers run on propane, your company can mow in all 52 states even if there is an ozone action day. There are 35 states in which you could not mow in if you are using gasoline or diesel.
What’s more, these benefits aren’t only possible for a large fleet. Around
the country, fleets of all sizes have turned to propane to become more
profitable and productive. This is because propane offers applications,
refueling, and infrastructure options that pay off for small, medium,
and large fleets.