Propane-Powered Mowers Cut Grass, Emissions and Upkeep Costs
July 24, 2016
Written By Adam Buckallew
Landscape contractors, corporate maintenance crews and government agencies looking to improve the sustainability of their mowers are increasingly turning to propane. The clean-burning nature of propane reduces harmful carbon emissions compared with conventional fuels. Propane-powered mowers reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 15 percent and carbon monoxide emissions by more than 40 percent compared with conventional mowers.
The reduction in emissions from propane mowers not only is good for the environment, but also provides financial advantages. In many places around the country, propane mowers are being used on ozone action days when other mowers are not permitted to operate.
Additionally, because propane mowers burn cleaner, maintenance crews no longer need to worry about carbon deposits or particulate matter contaminating their engines. This means less maintenance (including fewer oil changes), a longer engine life and improved productivity compared with conventional mowers.