According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, nearly 55 million acres of U.S. farmland is irrigated. At FS, we know growers like you are concerned about the rising fuel costs associated with this highly energy-intensive farming operation. That's why we're proud to offer propane as the preferred alternative energy source and a proven fuel for agricultural irrigation pumps.
Most propane-fueled irrigation pumps are centrifugal pumps, of which there are three basic types:
The Propane Education & Research Council has been working with engine manufacturers to create more efficient and economical
propane irrigation engines.
In addition, these engines can be used for other industrial applications, including air compressors, wood chippers, aerial lifts and other harvest equipment, prime and backup generators, skid steer loaders, and wind machines.Sources:http://www.agpropane.com/propane-on-the-farm/engine-and-power-applications/electrical-generation/irrigation-pumping/http://www.agpropane.com/uploadedFiles/Agriculture/Propane_On_The_Farm/Engine_And_Power_Applications/FS_IrrigationEngines_WEB.pdfhttp://www.missouripropane.com/innovation/agriculture/irrigation/http://www.choosepropane.org/cefarmpowerirrigation.cfmhttp://www.qualitylpgas.com/Agricultural/IrrigationFactSheet.pdf