Propane Mowing

Discussion in 'Organic Lawn Care' started by lawntennis, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. lawntennis

    lawntennis LawnSite Senior Member
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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?
     
  2. nc-jrock

    nc-jrock LawnSite Member
    from NC
    Messages: 133

    I have not heard of propane mowing, but recently I did see a propane weed eater at ace hardware.
     
  3. phasthound

    phasthound LawnSite Fanatic
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  4. ted putnam

    ted putnam LawnSite Platinum Member
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    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.
     
  5. ICT Bill

    ICT Bill LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,115

    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
     
  6. ecoguy

    ecoguy LawnSite Member
    from Duncan
    Messages: 234

    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.
     
  7. lifetree

    lifetree LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,369

    Scag has a dual fuel type model ... you can convert between gas and propane !! There are a couple of other propane models available, too.
     
  8. ecoguy

    ecoguy LawnSite Member
    from Duncan
    Messages: 234

    Lifetree. Other models? Do tell..
     
  9. hunter

    hunter LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 254

    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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    Last edited: Jan 10, 2010
  10. lawntennis

    lawntennis LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 425

    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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