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Incentives for propane-powered mowers

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ProCOT and PERC are offering national and statewide incentives for the greener mowers.

| October 31, 2013

AUSTIN, TX — The Propane Council of Texas (ProCOT) and the Propane Education and Research Council (PERC) are offering national and statewide incentives for commercial mowers that run on greener, domestically-produced propane autogas.
 
The Propane Education and Research Council (PERC) offers incentives nationwide for propane mower end-users on select mowers that are 36 to 72 inches in deck size. Mower operators can receive $1,000 per factory-built mower and $500 per EPA-certified propane conversion. There is a perpetual cap of 25 incentives per end-user. On the state level, the Propane Council of Texas (ProCOT) offers incentives for commercial propane mower users. Statewide 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. Both the national and the state program offer the incentives in exchange for data on the mowers.

“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,” says Jackie Mason, Education & Marketing Director for the Propane Council of Texas. “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. Landscapers that operate propane-powered mowers experience reduced fuel costs, less maintenance, longer engine life and decreased harmful emissions.
 
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates more than 17 million gallons of traditional fuel are spilled each year while refueling mowers. However, with propane’s closed loop refueling system, landscapers can experience less spilled fuel and fewer instances of pilferage.
 
Propane autogas is widely available throughout Texas, with more 700 propane autogas stations across the state. Plus, propane tanks are easy to switch, and there are on-site cylinder exchange programs available. Not only are refueling stations plentiful, but more than 14 major mower manufacturers produce propane-powered commercial units, so there are several options for interested landscapers.
 
For more information about national mower incentives, please visit www.PoweredByPropane.org; and for additional information about statewide mower incentives, please visit www.FuelingTexas.com.

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