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PERC reopens Propane Mower Incentive Program

October 27, 2016

PERC_logoThe Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) reopened online applications for the Propane Mower Incentive Program. Since it began in 2012, PERC said the program has helped commercial propane mower operators save up to $1,000 on the purchase of a new unit, before factoring in the long-term benefits of using propane.

“The incentive helps landscape contractors save on the upfront cost of a new propane mower, but the long-term savings contractors benefit from when operating a propane fleet can be tremendous, too,” said Jeremy Wishart, deputy director of business development at PERC. “Compared to gasoline and diesel equipment, propane mowers can not only reduce a contractor’s ongoing fuel costs, but they can also lead to less maintenance-related downtime.”

Users can apply for incentives of $1,000 for the purchase of a new propane mower or $500 to convert an existing machine with a qualified conversion kit.

The program has swapped out more than 4,000 gasoline mowers in favor of propane. Contractors who have switched their fleets to propane reported, on average, a 30 percent savings on the annual cost of fuel alone, on top of savings from the incentives, PERC said.

Visit to apply for the program and PERC’s free Propane Mower Calculator to estimate the financial savings you might incur by switching to propane equipment.

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