Farmers using propane irrigation engines report savings up to 50 percent compared to diesel engines doing the same job. Plus, new propane-powered engines typically cost 20 to 40 percent less than new diesel engines for comparable power. For many farms, propane engines are cost-competitive to electric pumps while providing independence from the grid.
Crop drying technology has come a long way in recent years. Today’s propane crop dryers are up to 50 percent more energy efficient than older models. They also run cleaner, last longer, and are more cost-effective overall without pipeline curtailment concerns.
Even during long, cold winter months, when building heat is more energy intensive, propane will heat buildings effectively and efficiently. Propane also delivers the consistent heat needed for healthier plants and animals.
Commercial-sized propane water heaters are ideal for agricultural use. With incredible efficiency, they can provide hot water for cleaning, sanitizing equipment, and much more.
A consistent supply of power can be critical to an agricultural operation, and propane-powered generators can supply power independent of the grid. When the costs associated with connecting to the grid make electricity or natural gas a poor choice, propane generators are an ideal option for farms.
Propane-powered pest control is perfect for organic farmers who can’t use traditional use pesticides rather than herbicides, or any producers who want to reduce their herbicide use. For example, flame weeding is up to 90 percent effective.
Not every job on the farm takes place outdoors, and unlike diesel models, propane forklifts can operate indoors or out. These low-emissions powerhouses get the job done anywhere.
Want to drive down costs on your operation? When you make the switch from a conventional fuel to clean, efficient, and powerful propane autogas, you’ll save on expensive fuels, additional fluids, and particulate filters.
Choose from a wide selection of OEM-supported propane autogas vehicles that are EPA- and CARB-certified — without sacrificing the horsepower, torque, and towing capacity you need.
With a propane mower, you can cut costs, emissions, and the grass. They cost about 30 percent less per hour to operate, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 15 percent compared with gasoline mowers.
Propane gives you independence from the grid, because it’s stored onsite at your farm. You can also choose above or below ground tank installation.
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The older you get the more you think about leaving this world with something better, so it's very important to me that propane burns cleaner than gasoline or diesel. Bud Walvoord, Farmer
Since we've put this propane [irrigation] engine in, this will be our third crop, and I would have to say right now it's going to be a savings in fuel alone of probably between 35 and 40 percent overall, which is quite substantial. Ned Harris, Farmer, H&H Farms
Educate Yourself About Propane
Research the benefits of adding propane to your operation. Your local propane supplier is a great place to start.
Learn About Propane Equipment
Enter your zip code to find equipment dealers near you who are confirmed sellers of propane ag equipment. An equipment dealer can also assist with equipment conversions.
Your local implement dealer is a great source for information about specific propane-powered equipment.
Work With Your Propane Supplier
Enter your zip code to find a supplier in your area who serves ag producers. Your local propane supplier can help you determine the best size and location for your propane tank based on your propane equipment.
Install Your Equipment
Once your equipment is delivered, work with your implement dealer and propane supplier to make sure everything is running smoothly.
Where can I buy propane appliances?
What do I do when my portable propane tank is empty?
When the propane tank you use for grilling or other outdoor appliances is empty, you can drop it off and purchase a full tank at one of thousands of tank exchanges nationwide. You’ll find them everywhere from hardware and rental stores to grocers, convenience stores, and gas stations. You can also contact your local propane supplier.
Where can I find someone to service my propane appliances?
Your local propane supplier is an excellent source of information for things like propane appliance servicing and repairs. Whenever you have questions about servicing, repairing, or replacing your propane appliances, give them a call.