propane vs gas mowers

Discussion in 'Alternative Fuel Forum' started by delanceyburnett, Feb 28, 2008.

  1. delanceyburnett

    delanceyburnett LawnSite Member
    Messages: 43

    with gas prices soaring . has anyone researched the operating cost difference between the two. more importantly what is the availability of propane and how long will a tank last.
  2. Grassman777

    Grassman777 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    Go to MetroLawn. They have a complete program for your mower converstions. I am converting 2 zero turns, 1 stand up and 1 rider on 7/19/11.
    It is about 25% fuel savings, plus less wear and tear on your engines, giving you a bigger Return on your investment!
  3. zturncutter

    zturncutter LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,308

    So far what are your thoughts on your new conversions ?
  4. cimkill

    cimkill LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 271

    Grass man Have you done it and if so how is it working for you. I have a propane mower that came as propane, but i wanted to know how the gas to propane conversions worked.? Please give us your results the only thing stopping me from getting a superz is that they dont make it stock with propane. Thankyou.
  5. groverandson

    groverandson LawnSite Member
    Messages: 15

    propane isnt ready unless its a generac engine demoed a converted kawi next gen lazer exmark u cant bag with it and it sucks in thick demoed a bobcat predator pro 30 hp and had more power than my 34 hp deere
  6. Jungle J

    Jungle J LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    12 of the major lawn mower mfg offer propane versions to date. Kawasaki warrents the engine for certain after market conversions as their engine are mfg with harden stelite components. This covers about 70% of the commercial mower market.
  7. Jungle J

    Jungle J LawnSite Member
    Messages: 14

    delanceyburnett if you go to the web site there you will find a fuel calculator that you can use to calculate your savings between propane and gasoline.

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