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Old 03-24-2014, 12:42 AM
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Propane fleet

I know what Ive read. Propaganda, scuttle butt etc etc.

Anyone here actually have witnessed and experienced a propane fleet?

Only propane equipment I have used has been skid steers for going in and out of buildings, I have never worked for, with, or consulted for a company with a propane mower fleet and/or flex fuel vehicles.

what is the impact?

REfueling?

keeping stock fuel?

financial advantages? Disadvantages?

supposed increase engine life?

what about repairs?

Increased time on ROI?

anyone have this?
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Old 04-07-2014, 06:30 PM
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Run a fleet of propane powered sweeper trucks (not exactly the same equipment, but same principles). Primary reason for switching was cost savings. Have been running propane for over a year now.

Impact - other than financial pros/cons, none
Refueling - simple, not a problem
Stock - fill up at commercial station near shop
Financial - lower operating cost / mile. average $1 - 1.5 cheaper than gasoline. kit on the truck cost $8,500. based on usage our ROI is 8-14 months.
Increased engine life - oil changes less frequent, oil is a lot cleaner
Repairs - nothing major so far
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