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Old 01-05-2010, 06:44 PM
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Propane Mowing

Anyone on this sight ever try mowing with propane? It's 35% less polluting. If you have what are the pros and cons?
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Old 01-06-2010, 06:41 PM
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I have not heard of propane mowing, but recently I did see a propane weed eater at ace hardware.
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Old 01-06-2010, 07:02 PM
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I don't know anyone doing it yet.

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Old 01-06-2010, 07:37 PM
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Anyone on this sight ever try mowing with propane? It's 35% less polluting. If you have what are the pros and cons?
I've seen a couple before but they were being used by grounds crews not lawn pros. They were set up similar to a propane forklift. I was a fireman for almost 10 years. I've seen some wild thing and I have a deep respect for LP. If I ever used one I would never carry the mower in an enclosed trailer. Other than that, seems like overall it would be a good thing.
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Old 01-06-2010, 07:59 PM
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I have seen them at shows but I don't know anyone that uses one.......yet
I used to drive occasionally for a good buddy when he needed help, he had a 10 ton propane dump truck

He bought it from the area water company used, it worked great, a little less horse power but not a lot
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Old 01-09-2010, 05:37 PM
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I've looked all over for a gasless mowing option (besides the impractical reel and electric models). I thought I'd be able to find a diesel (biofuel option) but there's nothing for WB and who has 4-5k for the other ones. I did find one in China but by the time they ship it over it'll be 1k. I've seen propane convertors but no Propane mowers. If you find one, let me know.

I currently use Lehr's propane trimmers. They're heavy as hell but the power's there and a canister actually goes a long way. They have a blower I'll be using too. Yes, propane burns MUCH cleaner. Encouraging to see others pursuing greener options.
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Old 01-09-2010, 07:31 PM
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Scag has a dual fuel type model ... you can convert between gas and propane !! There are a couple of other propane models available, too.
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Old 01-09-2010, 07:37 PM
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Lifetree. Other models? Do tell..
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Old 01-10-2010, 10:41 AM
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The other day I came across this mower it says it a Envirogard mower they're out of Arizona. They even offer a conversion kit. http://www.envirogard.com/
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Old 01-10-2010, 10:49 AM
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I saw that envirogard mower on ebay also. The guy selling it is from arizona but the co is base in NC. I've been calling and e-mailing for a week with no reply. The operators mailbox is full and can't take anymore messages so they may be having problems. Exmark, Dixie Chopper, Ferris all make propane mowers. Honestly I thought I could market the name "envirogard" but now I would be wary of buying from them. If they go under it may be difficult finding parts.
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