Propane fleet

Discussion in 'Alternative Fuel Forum' started by TPendagast, Mar 24, 2014.

  1. TPendagast

    TPendagast LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,062

    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?


    keeping stock fuel?

    financial advantages? Disadvantages?

    supposed increase engine life?

    what about repairs?

    Increased time on ROI?

    anyone have this?
  2. JakeH

    JakeH LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    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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