Propane Mower Refueling Options
Propane mowers are a great choice for landscaping professionals who want to reduce their cost of operation and reduce emissions. Propane dealers can make it easy to switch by offering flexible options for refueling fleets of all sizes.
For small and medium fleets, a cylinder exchange program is recommended. The cylinders will be delivered directly to you, so you no longer have to interrupt your business day to make a trip to refuel. You have the option to purchase or lease your cylinders, so you can take advantage of whatever works best for you and your business. If you choose to lease, your propane provider will maintain and recertify the cylinders for you. This is an easy and fast option to get started, saving you time and money.
For large fleets, the Propane Energy Research Council recommends installing on-site refueling infrastructure. A typical setup includes one or more large tanks and a no-spill dispenser. Cylinders are refilled by trained employees as a safety measure. As with the cylinders, talk with your supplier about the option to purchase or lease the infrastructure.
If you choose to lease refueling infrastructure, your price per gallon will likely include a cost for the equipment at your station. This price will be determined through an agreement between you and your provider. Additionally, you may be responsible for electrical work, concrete pads, and crash protection bollards.
If you choose to purchase the tank and dispenser infrastructure, prices typically range between $5,000-$15,000. This cost will vary depending on the size of your fleet and your needs. In addition, you may be responsible for site preparation and maintenance costs.
Small to medium-sized fleets are typically defined as five to ten mowers, and large fleets are defined as ten or more.
In order to determine which program will work best for you, contact your local propane provider to go over your options. Propane providers are ready to work with you to find the best solution for your business.