PERC, ProCOT rewarding use of propane-powered mowers

October 30, 2013 -  By

The Propane Education and Research Council (PERC) and the Propane Council of Texas (ProCOT) are offering national and statewide incentives for commercial mowers that run on greener, domestically-produced propane.

PERC is backing the national incentives for propane mower end-users on mowers that are 36 to 72 inches in deck size. Mower operators can receive $1,000 per factory-built mower and $500 per Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-certified propane conversion. There is a perpetual cap of 25 incentives per end-user.

On the state level, ProCOT offers incentives for commercial propane mower users. Those incentives include $1,000 per factory-built propane mower and $1,000 per EPA-certified conversion, with a perpetual cap of five incentives per entity.

The national and the state programs incentives are offered in exchange for data on the mowers, said Jackie Mason, education and marketing director for ProCOT.

“The statewide and national incentive programs are a great way for landscapers and other commercial mower end-users to experience the benefits of propane autogas,” Mason said. “At the same time, we are able to learn more about the performance of the propane units in the marketplace.”

Propane autogas is clean, cost-efficient and environmentally friendly, Mason added, and said contractors that operate propane-powered mowers experience reduced fuel costs, less maintenance, longer engine life and decreased harmful emissions.

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