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For those who have gone to propane

Discussion in 'Alternative Fuel Forum' started by BLC1, Jan 18, 2014.

  1. BLC1

    BLC1 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 718

    Are you happy with your decision? Have things worked out like you had planned and have you seen the savings you thought would come along with it?
  2. Jaybrown

    Jaybrown LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,160

    Is also like to hear about this. Regular gas here is $1.20-$1.30 per liter here or roughly $5 per gallon but diesel for some reason is 1.369 here or $5.40 a gallon. What's the reason. Diesel was always cheaper before $1.18 per liter.
  3. Jaybrown

    Jaybrown LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,160

    Bump bump. Bump. Anybody
  4. JCLawn and more

    JCLawn and more LawnSite Fanatic
    from MI
    Messages: 5,281

    My one dealer who sells propane forkfits told me its a wash between proane and diesel. You have to buy a proane filling station for your propane tank to have real savings. Propane for houses is over $2 a gal now and if have to fill the small proane tanks at the station you will be spending around 3 a gal. Then add that propane is 10 Percent less efficent.
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  5. mrlpg

    mrlpg Inactive
    from US
    Messages: 17

    Propane is a commodity just like gasoline and diesel. With home heating in full swing, cost is at a high point for the year as supply is low and demand is high to due a long drying season for farmers and a cold winter in almost all of the country. As the temperatures warm and demand eases for propane, gasoline will enter into it's peak demand as more people with hit the road for vacations and gas prices will continue to rise. With that said, JCLawn is correct in that volume will have a bearing on your price, but $3 a gallon to fill a cylinder is not quite accurate. There are plenty of OEM options out there today and a few reputable conversion systems that I would recommend. Our clients continue to add machines every year after making the leap. Very few that have either an OEM machine or reputable conversion system regret their decision.

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