There were several benefits in transitioning to propane-powered lawnmowers. For starters, because propane is deemed by the EPA to be an approved alternative fuel, propane-powered mowers can be used even when Austin’s “Ozone Action Days” prohibit the use of gas-powered equipment. That means more days out mowing lawns—and making money.
Ivan Giraldo, Clean Scapes, Austin, TX
After running our mowers on propane autogas for the past 8 months, we saw immediately that we don’t need to change oil as often and our carburetors stay much cleaner. We’ve displaced a fair share of gasoline and our staff says the mowers have more power, better octane and are just running better
Larry Allen, owner, On the Cutting Edge, Calhoun, GA
I transferred our mowers to propane for the 2013 cutting season. First full month (April 2013) saved us$400. Since then we’ve been averaging 20% savings or $300 per month. The propane conversion cut service time to 50 hours from 100 hours- saving labor and cost of materials, such as oil filters. All of my mowers are running cleaner and we’ve not lost any power. Cleaner emissions are a big thing here. Our propane mowers definitely do run much cleaner. To show we do our part to support the green initiatives of our community, we submitted a float in the 4th of July parade. We actually picked up several commercial accounts due to our message and exposure from the parade.
Chris Dunson, Pro-Cut Lawn Care, Carrollton, GA
We started with one propane converted mower in July 2011 and now all twelve mowers run on propane. Watters & Associates Landscape does all it can to be a green company in every way. Achieving a cleaner environment and reducing our carbon footprint was my first goal with the conversions. I am more than pleased that we are also seeing a consistent 40% savings in fuels costs. Our Blossman store in Cedartown has gone well out of their way to be helpful to us. They are not only a supplier but a partner in our business.
Michael McRay, COO, Watters & Associates Landscaping, Rome, GA