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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Chop Stuff Up, Oct 6, 2006.
Anyone tried the propane model yet? any thoughts?
anybody ever seen it?
Haven't tried it
Haven't seen it
Hell, I never even HEARD of it!
But I wouldn't use it.... I deal with propane forklifts every day. They run just fine and would work just as well as gasoline, but you just can't drive to 7-11 to fill up! And propane fuel tanks run dry at the last few minutes, the gauges aren't very accurate... at least you can look in your gas tank and SEE how much fuel you have.
That's pretty cool...I just don't see the big advantage, that's all.
Now if you were mowing in an enclosed area, it might make a difference, less carb. monoxide.
I am going to buy one. Not a propane one but a gas one. I am going to put PROPANE stickers all over it. I am then going straight to the beer store and buying two kegs. I am then going to enjoy my job that much more.
THANK YOU DIXIE CHOPPER FOR ALLOWING ME TO CONCEAL MY DRINKING HABIT!
You might have stumbled onto something there LF!!!!
Looks like turf will be doing a demo, looking forward to seeing it. I'm interested in seeing any cost advantage to it, more reliable, fuel cost, etc. We have a propane fill up right down the street.
Propane sells on average 30% less with the same run time gallon for gallon with gasoline. There are also governement grants/ tax incentives to switch to alternative fuels. The engines will last 2 to 3 times longer like they do in forklift applications. Conversions should pay for themselves in 6 to 8 months.
Grasshopper has built propane-powered mowers for many years. Recently they qiute offering them. Just not enough market to justify the expense of production.