PERC honors two propane equipment advocates at GIE+EXPO

October 23, 2018 By    
Davis, right, receives the Propane Leadership Award from Wishart, left, on behalf of Austin Turf & Tractor. Photo courtesy of PERC.

Davis, right, receives the Propane Leadership Award from Wishart, left, on behalf of Austin Turf & Tractor. Photo courtesy of PERC.

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) awarded its Propane Leadership Award to Austin Turf & Tractor and Pacific Landscape Management at GIE+EXPO in Louisville, Kentucky.

Austin Turf & Tractor, a Texas-based equipment dealer, and Pacific Landscape Management, a landscape contractor located in Oregon, were named the third annual winners of the award. The Propane Leadership Award recognizes those in the landscaping industry who advocate for propane equipment.

“Both Pacific Landscape Management and Austin Turf & Tractor have done considerable work in bringing awareness of the benefits of propane mowers to their clients and communities, and have built success by adopting propane into their equipment lineups,” says Jeremy Wishart, director of off-road business development for PERC.

Corey Petersen of Pacific Landscape Management and Ben Davis, commercial sales manager for Austin Turf & Tractor, accepted commemorative plaques on behalf of their companies.

Petersen, left, of Pacific Landscape Management with Wishart of PERC. Photo courtesy of PERC.

Petersen, left, of Pacific Landscape Management with Wishart of PERC. Photo courtesy of PERC.

Pacific Landscape Management

Pacific Landscape Management first converted its large riding mowers and midsize walk-behind mowers to propane in 2014. The company now uses more than 160 propane-powered mowers at its three locations across the Portland metro area. In addition to reducing emissions of greenhouse gases, using propane has reduced the company’s total fuel costs and engine repairs, PERC explains.

Austin Turf & Tractor

Austin Turf & Tractor has sold and serviced golf, sports and turf equipment for companies across Texas and New Mexico since 1992. In 2012, the business turned to propane equipment to help its customers in the Dallas-Fort Worth area find a lower-cost solution. Additionally, Austin Turf & Tractor’s Farmers Branch location is certified to install and repair Enviroguard conversion kits. Now, about 15 percent of the business’s zero-turn mower sales are entirely propane, PERC says.

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