A growing number of commercial lawn care companies are transitioning to propane-fueled lawn mower fleets to secure sought-after cost and environmental benefits, as well as ease of refueling. With commercial mower models being offered by numerous top name brands, lawn care operators have multiple options to meet their needs. Also available are financial incentives through state partnerships for new propane-fueled mower acquisitions.
Some lawn care companies are going “all-propane” by also transporting propane mowers and personnel in propane-fueled trucks.
Learn more about cost-effective, environmentally friendly propane-fueled equipment at the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) seminar series to be held in booth 11198 at the Green Industry and Equipment Expo (GIE+EXPO), Oct. 28 to 30, in Louisville. Attendees can gather information directly from industry and trend leaders such as Cub Cadet, EnviroGard, Ferris Industries, Husqvarna, and Scag Power Equipment. Seminars will also be offered by the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) and Downers Grove, Ill.-based Competitive Lawn Service, which is working toward becoming an entirely propane-fueled commercial lawn maintenance service.
Attendees also will have an opportunity to examine propane-fueled equipment in PERC’s Propane Pavilion, including propane mowers and other propane lawn equipment by Briggs & Stratton, Cub Cadet, EnviroGard, Husqvarna, Lehr Incorporated, Schiller Grounds Care/Bob-Cat, and Snapper Pro, as well as a dedicated propane-fueled Ford F-250 pick-up truck.
Additionally, attendees can attend a presentation by Schiller Grounds Care/Bob-Cat to learn about its entire 2011 line, which includes a brand-new propane-fueled model, from 2:30 to 2:50 p.m., Friday, Oct. 29, in the show’s New Product Arena. There will also be ample opportunity to learn more about the potential of propane-fueled equipment by visiting individual manufacturers’ booths:
Ferris Industries (booth 5054) eXmark (booth 7094)
Snapper Pro (booth 5054) Ariens/Gravely (booth 7120)
Cub Cadet (booth 5116) Husqvarna (booth 9094)
Scag Power Equipment (booth 7060) Dixie Chopper (booth 7214)
Schiller Grounds Care (booth 3058) Bad Boy (booth 5140)
Mower engine manufacturers:
Kawasaki (booth 1064)
Briggs & Stratton (booth 7104)
PLEASE NOTE: The manufacturer-led seminar schedule, including times and a complete list of participants, currently is being finalized, and will be available in the Propane Pavilion (11198) during GIE+EXPO.
PERC promotes the safe and efficient use of propane as an energy fuel for its cost-effectiveness, efficiency and productivity, reliability, portability, and environmental friendliness. For more information on PERC and its programs, visit www.poweredbypropane.org.