Thursday, February 28, 2013

Transition to Propane Power

In an effort to be more environmentally friendly, Heritage Landscape Services is in the process of converting all of our lawn mowers to run on propane. We have already noticed while working on the conversions and cranking the units in our shop, there is virtually no odor and the noise level is lower when running a propane-powered lawnmower. The conversions are costly, but will have many benefits in the long run.

Several of the benefits of using propane to power our equipment include:
  1. Reduced Emissions — Propane burns much more efficiently (around 90-95% efficient) than gasoline and produces less carbon monoxide and other greenhouse gases. 
  2. Cleanliness — Propane is not spilled like gasoline when refueling. Spilled gasoline can catch on fire when in contact with hot engine parts. 
  3. Extended Engine Life — Although it takes more propane than gasoline to power an engine, less energy is wasted in combustion of propane. Engines run on propane run cooler, which means less stress on internal engine parts and extended engine life. 
These benefits summarize an article found in Mother Earth News. Read the complete article here:

If you haven't already, you'll soon see our propane-powered mowers on your property. We continue to look for ways we can be a "greener" green business. Please share your suggestions.

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