Landscape companies across the country are switching to propane-powered mowers and equipment such as trimmers and leaf blowers and enjoying both cost savings and a marketing edge.
Although propane-powered equipment costs a bit more up front, and converting gas-powered machines to propane does require an investment, switching to propane quickly results in net cost savings in several ways:
Consumers usually have multiple choices in landscaping providers, and providing sustainable, environmentally friendly services is one way your company can set itself apart. Additionally, you can feel good about reducing your own carbon footprint. Here are some of the environmental benefits of using propane:
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