Propane powered lawn mowers have been gaining in popularity as robust and economical mowers. There are many benefits of propane lawn mowers for commercial landscapers, which we will discuss below.
Benefits of Propane Lawn Mowers
The following are just a few of the many benefits of propane lawn mowers for commercial landscaping businesses:
Low Operating Costs
Propane generally costs approximately a third less than gas. Therefore, you’re immediately saving money when filling your lawn mower with propane instead of gas. Gas can add extra cost due to gas spills and evaporation when refueling. Wasted gas can also go stale from sitting in an unused mower.
Additionally, operating costs include maintenance. Not only does cooler-burning propane stress your engine less, but it also eliminates the gunk and build-up that comes from gas. When using a propane powered lawn mower, you will spend less time cleaning and repairing your mower engine and more time using it to mow.
For decades, gasoline equipment was the default option for maintaining greenspaces. However, the equipment is increasingly facing regulations as research continues to show that the small gasoline engines on commercial mowers and handheld equipment are significant contributors to pollution.
In contrast, a study by the Propane Education & Research Council discovered that propane mowers produce fewer emissions than gasoline-equivalent units. Therefore, this reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 17%, NOx emissions by 19%, and SOx emissions by 16%.
The EPA also recognizes propane as a non-contaminant of air, soil and water. This makes it safer to use around residents and visitors who enjoy park greenspaces than gasoline.
Increase Crew Productivity
Propane mowers offer several benefits to daily productivity. This allows crews to get work done faster and move on to other projects. For one, you can easily fill up full propane cylinders from a bulk tank at the end of the day. Therefore, crews can quickly load full tanks onto equipment at the start of their day before heading to a site.
You can even load additional full cylinders onto trailers to swap out with empty cylinders during the day. This eliminates the need to stop at gasoline refueling stations.
Save Money by Keeping Your Mower
If you already have a gas lawn mower, you don’t need to worry about going out and buying a brand new propane mower. You can convert your gas mower to propane with a conversion kit.
However, if you do decide to purchase a new propane mower, they are easy to find. They have become increasingly popular over the last few years.
These are just a few of the many benefits of propane lawn mowers for commercial landscaping businesses. For more information on propane, don’t hesitate to contact us here at Texas Propane with the link below!