It’s that time of year again. The air is starting to get a little cooler, leaves are starting to fall, and grass growth is slowing down. For landscape contractors, this time of year signals the end of a busy season and gives you an opportunity to begin making preparations for next season. Hopefully, you had a great year, and maybe next year can be even better. Now is the time to start thinking about equipment upgrades. Here are some tips to help you take advantage of the benefits of propane-powered equipment and state and national rebates.
Start by taking inventory of what equipment you have and how it performed for you this year. If you have a machine that is starting to wear down and cause problems, consider replacing it now to avoid headaches later. Additionally, take a look at your business plan and your potential to grow next year. As you’re considering adding new machines to your existing fleet or replacing older units, think about the benefits of propane.
With propane, you can reduce your operating costs and downtime at the gas pumps, leaving you and your team more time to be on the job earning money. Since propane is a clean-burning fuel, less maintenance will be required throughout the mowing season, further improving your bottom line.
If you decide to purchase new equipment, check with your preferred equipment dealer for available promotions and incentives. While you’re at it, consider applying for MOPERC’s LEAF (Lawn Equipment Assistance Fund) to offset the costs of a new propane-powered mower. Landscaping contractors can receive up to a $1,000 rebate for each propane mower purchase, or a $500 rebate for each qualifying propane conversion kit.
Propane mowers are a great choice for landscaping professionals who want to save more money and make more money, all while protecting our environment by reducing CO2 emissions. Propane dealers make it easy to switch by offering flexible options for any business to purchase new equipment. With the great rebates available, now is the time to consider adding propane-powered equipment to your mower fleets to see just how propane can help you grow your business.