Gasoline Lawn Mowers
Gasoline is one of the dirtiest and most dangerous fuels – behind diesel – for its emissions, especially carbon monoxide & Nitrous Oxide – a mixture of oxides and nitrogen. 17 million gallons of fuel, mostly gasoline, are spilled every year just for refueling purposes of lawn equipment. This causes ground water contamination, and airborne pollution, especially when the spillage is heated by the sun. According to the EPA, a typical walk behind gas mower emits as much pollution as 11 idling cars per hour, a rider, as much as 34 idling cars. As a result, many cities have banned the use of commercial mowers before 1 p.m. on “ozone action days.”
Propane Lawn Mowers
Propane lawn mowers on the other hand meet all current and future emission requirements by the Environmental Protection Agency, along with offering people a more environmentally safe way to have their lawn taken care of. There is up to a 60% reduction in smog forming emissions and 80% reduction in toxic emissions compared with diesel and gasoline fuel. Propane is also non-toxic, will not create an environmental hazard if released as a liquid or vapor into soil or water, is not considered a green house gas, and is not harmful to people, animals, or birds if inhaled.
Technology is constantly advancing and looking for ways to create a safer and more responsible way of living, not only for us, but for the future. The Lawn Barber Services is at the forefront of that technology and was the 1st company in Minnesota to use Propane Lawn Mowers in the lawn care industry, and you can be a part of it to. Not only will you be getting great quality lawn care, but you will be doing your part to help protect the world we live in for decades.