benefits of using propane mowers

You’ve likely heard how propane can power all kinds of appliances, like HVAC systems, ovens and vehicles. Many commercial businesses also use propane to power various types of machinery, such as generators and commercial kitchens. Propane is often used to power heaters and other appliances in the agriculture industry. Many commercial businesses switch to propane to reduce emissions and overhead fuel costs.

Commercial landscapers and farmers can also use propane in lawn mowers rather than traditional gas. Using alternative fuel in lawnmowers has many benefits, including long-lasting fuel efficiency and cleaner burning.

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What Are Propane Lawn Mowers?

Propane-powered lawn mowers aren’t as common as the standard gas mowers, but those that have them benefit from using an alternative form of fuel. Unlike gasoline, propane is in a gas form and powers the lawnmower using a canister connected to the fuel line. The fuel line runs to the engine, and when the lawnmower is running, the propane combusts and creates the necessary energy to power the mower. The system also includes a pressure regulator, ensuring the propane pressure maintains a safe level.

You can buy a new commercial propane mower or convert your current mower to use propane. As gas prices rise, more people turn to propane lawn mowers to reduce their costs. Since propane has a lower carbon content than traditional gasoline, it’s better for the environment when it burns. Using propane instead of gas can improve your carbon footprint and make you more appealing to eco-friendly buyers.

Once commercial landscapers and farmers make the switch, they choose to stay, thanks to the many benefits propane mowers offer. Continue reading to learn more about the benefits of propane-powered lawnmowers.

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Propane Mower Benefits

Switching to propane mowers from gas mowers has many benefits for commercial landscapers and farmers. Some reasons you might consider choosing a propane mower include fuel-related and operational benefits.

Fuel-Related Benefits

Propane mowers can help your business get more out of your fuel with advantages like these:

  • Cleaner fuel source: Propane is deemed an alternative energy source since it burns cleaner than other fuel types, such as gasoline. Cleaner burns mean propane is better for the environment and reduces your carbon footprint each time you mow.
  • Reduced fuel costs: Budgeting for gasoline for your business can quickly become expensive. Propane is more affordable than gas, and when gas prices get high, you save more by using a propane system than relying on traditional gas-powered mowers. Lower fuel costs mean you can reinvest those savings into other areas of your business.
  • Fuel efficiency: A propane mower can consume fuel more efficiently than gas mowers, meaning you won’t have to fill up as often. Some propane mowers can last an hour or more before needing a refill, meaning you can get more work done in a shorter period since you won’t need to stop as frequently to sustain the fuel supply.
  • Reduced fuel loss: Some people might try to steal your gas, or you might spill it as you’re refilling your gas mower. With propane mowers, it’s virtually impossible for spills or theft. Propane won’t spill as you’re refilling your mower each time you need to move on to the next job. You won’t have to worry about needing to replace the lost fuel as you would with gas, saving you more money once you make the switch.

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Operational Benefits

Some operational benefits your business could see by switching to propane mowers include:

  • Green business advantages: More people want to work with businesses that share their environmental concerns about global warming. Once you start using propane mowers, you can market your business as low emissions, which is attractive to eco-conscious buyers. You can also use propane mowers in most areas during events like Ozone Action Days, which raises awareness of health concerns related to ground-level ozone and requires commercial businesses to limit their contribution to air pollution.
  • Safe storage: Storing extra gasoline can be dangerous, especially in a hot, unventilated area. Heat can increase the pressure in the storage container and allow vapors to escape, which can travel to an ignition source. If you invest in a propane fuel storage tank, you can store your propane safely. The proper setup lets you access additional propane. Propane’s shelf life of propane is indefinite, meaning you can keep it through the seasons you don’t need it, and it’ll be as good as new once you do.
  • Fewer labor expenses: Using gas mowers often results in lengthy downtimes since you have to refill more often or take trips to the gas station. Propane mowers last longer, allowing you to continue working without interruption. You can also store a propane tank on-site, so you don’t have to make trips for a refill. The more work you can finish without interruption, the fewer labor expenses you’ll have, and the more time you can dedicate elsewhere.
  • Competitive bids: The money you save on propane allows you to set competitive prices that make you stand out in the market. You can potentially offer lower prices than your competitors, making you an appealing choice for customers. Your eco-friendly edge might also help you gain customer attention over competitors using non-propane fuel sources.
  • Tax incentives: The federal government offers many incentives to businesses that switch to propane. For example, the Alternative Fuel Tax Exemption exempts businesses from federal fuel taxes when using fuel that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) considers nontaxable, which includes propane used for farming purposes. Depending on your state, you may qualify for additional incentives.

Another benefit for commercial business owners is that you don’t have to switch brands if you change to propane. Many brands sell propane-powered models. You can also convert many commercial mowers to propane if you’re not looking to purchase a brand new model and want to stick with something tried and true.


Choose Shipley Energy as Your Trusted Propane Supplier

Switching to a propane mower has many benefits, including reduced emissions and costs. At Shipley Energy, we make the transition to propane seamless and efficient. We provide fast fuel deliveries to the mid-Atlantic region, and our expert technicians can help you with your propane setup.

We’ll install a propane storage fuel tank so you always have fuel on hand when you need it. We also offer on-site fuel deliveries, so you have access to propane fuel 24/7. We’ll also deliver fuel in the event of an emergency. Contact our commercial team to learn more about our services and get started with your fuel delivery.

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I wanted to let you know that Shipley did fantastic this season. As we wrap up our season THIS weekend (yay!!) I can’t explain to you how nice it was not to worry about propane. So much time was saved on my part not having to check tanks prior to a weekend, and Saturday night to make sure we’d m...

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