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Propane powered mowing equipment

Discussion in 'Alternative Fuel Forum' started by TPendagast, Jun 14, 2014.

  1. TPendagast

    TPendagast LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,649

    It occurred to me, during a conversation today about preventing employee theft of mower crew fuel.

    Oh hey! thats a boost for propane equipment! They can't steal your fuel to put in their car!

    butÂ… what about 2 cycle equipment?

    You will need that.
    Which is still gas.

    How to rid yourself of this?

    Im picturing little propane canisters the size of a red bull can on a propane weed whacker that smells like french fry farts?

    Anyone able to share this mental imagery?

    How far away do you think propane powered handhelds are?
  2. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,104

    No, no, no...

    20 lb. tank worn on your back with a remote hose and quick disconnect to snap onto the tool being used.


    EDIT: Then they will steal THAT to grill their burgers at home.
  3. TPendagast

    TPendagast LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,649

    FUG that! if I had that, we'd be make shifting flame throwers in the back yard on the week end!

  4. ed2hess

    ed2hess LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,442

    Local dealer can fix you up now....he had a couple honda trimmers with small cannister. He has done a lot of honda wb conversions. I worked with them for awhile then I converted tiger cub. We run TT and a wright on propane.
  5. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,737

    I've thought about converting my lazer z to propane
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  6. cimkill

    cimkill LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 271

    Here is what happens when you convert a gas mower to propane down here.


  7. cimkill

    cimkill LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 271

    The last photo was an error. It was supposed to be a front shot of the mower. Well that shows you how I feel anyway. The Ferris we have came from the dealer with propane and never caught on fire. Did this installation here and this is what happened. Driver was slightly burnt but nothing serious lost some hair on the arm and his sideburns but he was ok. Seems a fuel line leaked onto engine and then caught whole thing went up in blue flames in less than 10 seconds. New Super Z HD gone completely totaled.
  8. roberthathaway7

    roberthathaway7 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 115

    if you have the right connections you can totally steal propane, same way you can fill up coleman cans from a grill tank
  9. TX Easymoney

    TX Easymoney LawnSite Platinum Member
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    BIG NICKY LawnSite Member
    Messages: 62

    they sell propane powered ice augers that run on the little Coleman tanks. so i would guess only a matter of time before little propane trimmers and such hit the market.

    Whats an ice auger you ask? (southern guys)
    its for those of us in the north who want to be able to fish in the winter on top of a frozen lake.

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