The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) announced May 23 that it is offering $1,000 to qualified buyers of a new propane-fueled mower who agree to share information about the mower’s performance.
Customers who are accepted into the PERC Propane Mower Incentive Program can get the incentive for up to 10 eligible mowers bought from any mower dealer in the nation. The new propane commercial mower must be equipped with a 60- to 72-inch cutting deck.
“This is a research initiative that will reward lawn and landscape customers for choosing a lower-emissions mower and help PERC meet its research goals,” said Mark Leitman, director of business development and marketing at PERC.
Propane-fueled mowers cost less to operate than gasoline-fueled mowers owing to greater usage during ozone action days, convenient on-site fuel delivery, and the virtual elimination of fuel spillage and loss. Propane mowers reduce greenhouse gas emissions by nearly half compared with gasoline mowers and meet or exceed Environmental Protection Agency emissions requirements. Propane is made in the United States, and using it instead of imported fuel can help increase the nation’s energy security.
The $1,000-per-mower incentive can be combined with any manufacturer rebates and state propane gas association rebates for which the customer is eligible.
Major manufacturers offering propane-fueled mowers include the Ariens Company (Gravely brand), Briggs & Stratton Corporation (Snapper Pro and Ferris brands), Dixie Chopper, Exmark, Husqvarna, Kubota, MTD Products (Cub Cadet), Scag, Schiller Grounds Care (Bob-Cat brand), Toro and Zipper.