Mow more, pay less with propane incentive program
Spring has sprung and with it so too has the grass covering residential lawns, medians, park fields and the beds outside office buildings everywhere. Yep, it’s the busy season for landscape contractors!
One thing always weighing on the minds of commercial landscapers is fuel costs, which play a big part in whether their business is profitable. One option for keeping those costs low is switching to propane mowers.
The Propane Education and Research Council can offer financial assistance to commercial mowers to make the switch to propane through its Propane Mower Incentive Program. This program offers $1,000 per qualifying new propane mower purchase or $500 per qualifying mower conversion. A single end-user or company may receive incentive payments for up to 25 eligible mowers per year.
Qualifying mowers must be new, dedicated propane-fueled mowers with a size 36-72” cutting deck. A complete list of eligible model propane mowers is available here. Lawn mowers with a model year of 2012 and newer, with less than 250 hours are eligible for conversion. Mowers for conversion must also have a 36-72” cutting deck.
The benefits of switching to propane are many, including lower operating costs, fewer emissions and consistent performance. It’s a great cost-effective option for landscapers looking to come out ahead at the end of mowing season.
The program is a research and data effort on the part of the council. Commercial landscapers who participate must make a reasonable effort to use the equipment for at least one year, complete a pre-season survey and track data on product performance including fuel consumption, hours of operation and cost savings.
The Council has a limited number of incentives. Interested commercial landscapers are encouraged to apply for participation prior to purchasing a qualifying mower or conversion kit. The deadline to apply is April 30, 2016.
For more information or to download an application go to http://propane.com/commercial-landscape/programs-and-incentives/propane-mower-incentive-program/.
Questions? Call us. We're happy to walk you through the incentive process.