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Propane Mowers

Discussion in 'Alternative Fuel Forum' started by djlawn, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. enviromow

    enviromow LawnSite Member
    Posts: 9

    I use a 60" Dixie Chopper Propane that has a Generac engine. I save a lot money and time using propane. The tanks are delivered to my business at approx. $20 each. The mower carries two 40lb tanks. When one runs out I just turn the other one on. At the end of the day I switch out the empty one in one minute. No spills, no need to worry if my guys are stealing. The engine runs great. I had one problem that Dixie Chopper fixed at no cost (three year warranty) and I believe improved my machine. The engine oil now runs through the propane converter which cools the oil.
    A couple of years ago nobody was making lawn equipment that ran on propane and now they all are. I used to use lehr propane trimmers, but they were heavy and did not like being turned on their sides. They ran about 4 hours for each tank which cost two bucks.
    Bottom line is you can save a lot of money and time by using propane.
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  2. TRL

    TRL LawnSite Member
    from Chicago
    Posts: 13

    Carburetion & Turbo Systems Inc.
    1897 Eagle Creek Blvd.
    Shakopee, MN

    Tel. (952) 445-3910

    Ask for Neil. Beam T60 Kits for Kawasaki Twins were about $315 including replacement carburetors or adapters. Ferrell Gas provided our cages and aluminum outdoor equipment tanks manufactured by Manchester and Worthington.

    The conversion process is very straightforward and can be done in one to two hours.

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