A Green Fuel for Green Thumbs

Posted: June 16, 2014

Posted: June 16, 2014
Posted by: David O’Connell, President Wilson Oil & Propane

Green Fuel

Save money and the environment with autogas for your landscape business.

When it comes to autogas, landscape contractors are doubly lucky: not only can you take advantage of cost savings for your truck fleet, you can also save green with every lawn you mow.

That’s because autogas (liquid propane) is typically $1.00-$1.50 less per gallon than gasoline. Imagine that kind of savings for every gallon of fuel used in every piece of equipment by every crew you send out for work (better yet, don’t imagine…try out our fuel calculator and see how much money you can save by switching to propane). In fact, one landscape contractor whose mowers we converted this year has already saved $7200 in fuel costs during his spring cutting season than versus the same period last year. If that trend continues they could easily double that by the fall. Now that’s HUGE savings.

But the savings doesn’t stop there: because propane runs cleaner, you’ll spend less on maintenance and extend the life of your equipment. And just imagine all the time your crew will spend working rather than pumping gas over the course of a year.

If you’re into a different kind of green, autogas is about as environmentally friendly as fuel gets: compared to gasoline, propane yields as much as 60 percent less carbon monoxide. That’s better for your crew and the planet – and a great differentiator for your business in reaching more environmentally conscious customers.

Here are our top 7 reasons to choose propane for your landscaping business:

  1. It’s Cheaper Than Gas – Propane can reduce the operating costs of both your truck fleet and your equipment. You’ll reduce costs by at least 10 percent – and probably much more. Don’t believe us? Try our fuel calculator.
  2. It’s Tested – Top landscape contractors around the country trust propane to stand up to the toughest jobs daily.
  3. It’s Greener – Low-carbon propane often gives contractors an edge when they bid on jobs, and because propane emits far less carbon than conventional fuels, propane mowers can be used on ozone action days when other mowers can’t.
  4. It’s Easy to Store and Refuel – Wilson offers bulk on-site storage tanks or mobile on-site refueling options suit your needs and budget; both reduce your cost for fuel and labor while increasing safety.
  5. It’s Harder to Steal and Spill – With its closed fuel system, propane virtually eliminates costly, harmful spills and dramatically reduces fuel theft.
  6. It’s American! More than 90 percent of propane is made in the USA, and we have plenty of it. In fact, the US exports enough propane annually to run the nation’s entire fleet of commercial mowers.
  7. PERC Grants – The Propane Education and & Research Council is offering grants of $500 to convert a mower and $1000 towards the purchase of new propane powered mowers.

More than a dozen companies offer propane alternatives for mowers and trimmers, and we can help you find them. Contact us or call (888)-607-2621 and stay tuned for more autogas features in the coming weeks.