Feedback on propane mowers is positive from landscapers

April 18, 2013 By    

Landscape contractors who bought a propane-fueled mower through a purchase incentive in 2012 reported that the fuel cost them nearly 39 percent less than gasoline – and 60 percent less compared to diesel, according to a new study from the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC).

According to PERC, contractors were “very satisfied” with propane-fueled mowers. Ninety percent of the contractors who participated in the study say they were likely to choose a propane mower again. All participants indicated they would recommend propane mowers to others.

PERC examined companies that participated in its 2012 Propane Mower Incentive Program, which offered commercial mowing firms $1,000 to purchase a qualified propane-fueled mower, as well as $500 for purchasing a qualified converted mower. To earn the incentive, landscaping firms had to purchase and use propane-fueled mowers, gather performance data and send it to PERC as required under the rules. Twenty-two firms across 13 states responded to PERC’s detailed study.

In addition to offering the mower incentive program, PERC offers marketing tools to help propane retailers connect with landscape professionals online. Learn more at

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Kevin Yanik was a senior editor at LP Gas Magazine.

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