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Safety guide released for propane-powered commercial mowers

Propane is an eco-friendly, energy-efficient option

January 10, 2024  By Turf & Rec

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The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) has released a new safety guide – “Propane Safety for Commercial Mowers” – ahead of key training months. Businesses that have commercial mowers are encouraged to review key safety measures with all operators.

The safey guide can be downloaded at Propane.com/mowersafety; with users needing to create a free account to save the guide.

“The winter months are a great time to refresh crews on how to safely operate and handle a propane commercial mower,” Mike Newland, PERC’s director of agriculture business development, said. “Slower winter months are also an ideal time to evaluate your fleet and business goals and make equipment purchases. Propane mowers are a proven clean energy option that boosts bottom lines without sacrificing performance.”

Propane is consistently less expensive at the pump, helping business submit more competitive bids with potential customers. Due to the ease of switching out empty fuel cylinders, propane-powered landscaping equipment can operate more continuously than gasoline-fueled or electric-powered landscape equipment, which can require more time to refuel/recharge. PERC’s new safety guide highlights key topics including:

  • Fuel supply
  • Different types of cylinders
  • Storing and changing cylinders
  • Training requirements

“When a business uses propane for their fleet, a dedicated propane supplier can help with any training or compliance needs,” Newland said. “That level of tailored service isn’t found at a pump or a utility provider.”

To learn more about the business benefits of propane mowers, visit Propane.com/mowersafety.

This article is part of the Equipment Week.
This article is part of the Earth Week.

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