Innovation and early adoption of new trends and technology keep ELM on the cutting edge…literally. A new part of our fleet of mowers are propane fueled and the benefits are many. As the climate change debate goes on, one thing for sure is propane mowers cut greenhouse gas emissions by 50-70% over traditional gas powered mowers.
The risk of spilling just a few drops of gas is totally negated, preventing runoff into catch basins and the water system. And, propane is 100% made in the USA. Propane is a cleaner burn in the engine and we will be studying wear and tear to see if this equates longer engine life. If propane proves to add a year or two, this adds up to further carbon footprint reduction (prolonging the machine disposal) and potential cost savings to be passed on to the client.
The most important function remains a great looking cut in a timely fashion. Nick Siranhula, a sixteen veteran pictured here on the job, sees no change to the overall power which drives the blade speed, resulting in a crisp, quality cut.
Nick is pleased with the quality. ELM is excited to be making a difference for our clients and the community in reducing our carbon footprint with an American made fuel source. Propane mowers…what’s not to like?