LOWER COSTS, FEWER EMISSIONS, HAPPIER FARMERS
Propane-powered irrigation engines are making a major difference on farms coast-to-coast, improving bottom lines and minimizing operations’ environmental impact. Today’s engines incorporate the latest technology, so they’re more efficient, reliable, and durable. Ninety-six percent of farmers who use one would recommend a propane-powered irrigation engine; compared with diesel, gasoline, or electric, they’re the clear choice.
GET HARVEST FLEXIBILITY AND LOWER FUEL COSTS
Farmers who harvest early bring in more total grain, and a propane grain dryer ensures excess moisture is removed for storage. The extra grain harvested can more than make up for the cost of drying with propane, and new technology is making dryers much more efficient. Participants in the incentive program who purchased new, efficient grain dryers reported a 50 percent reduction in fuel cost per bushel compared with previously owned propane models.
POWER WHEN AND WHERE YOU NEED IT
With other propane applications on your farm, a propane-powered generator just makes sense. It prevents costly interruptions in operations and ensures critical farm equipment, like water wells and building ventilation fans, are always functioning. Propane is also a cost-effective choice for your operation with lower fuel costs and greater fuel-efficiency than gasoline or diesel generators. Additionally, propane has a significant performance advantage: unlike gasoline or diesel, it won’t degrade over time, so it’s always ready to work.
CONSISTENT HEAT, CONSISTENT SAVINGS
Constant, even heat is key for greenhouse operations, and propane delivers. Not only is propane reliable and safe, new greenhouse heating systems are more fuel efficient than older greenhouse heaters. Those are savings that can directly affect your bottom line.
ANIMAL BUILDING HEATING
SAFE, COST-EFFECTIVE HEAT
Propane delivers clean, efficient heat that can keep animal containment areas warm during cold winter months, with a number of space heating options available. Producers who use propane building heat have reported that they are likely to purchase or recommend another propane-powered animal heating system.
FAST AND EFFICIENT
Propane is in its element when it comes to water heating, with greater efficiency and effectiveness than electric, heating oil, or other options. If your operations require a steady stream of hot water on-demand, propane is the answer.
FLAME WEED CONTROL
EFFECTIVE and Certified Organic
An environmentally friendly alternative to harmful herbicides, propane-powered flame weed control is growing in popularity. The intense heat ruptures plant cells, causing weeds to wither and die just as effectively as other weed control means.
FROST AND FREEZING HAVE MET THEIR MATCH
Take the high heat content of propane, and a new, cutting-edge orchard heater design that pushes heat down and out, and the result is increased warm air retention in the crop zone. Combined with propane-powered wind machines, you get a more effective, efficient way to protect orchard crops or vineyards from devastating frosts and freezing.
SEE WHY AMERICAN FARMERS CHOOSE PROPANE
With propane-powered equipment, blackouts never slow you down. And since it doesn’t require an electrical or natural gas line, propane equipment can go anywhere.
Propane can lower your fuel costs for nearly every application. For example, new propane-powered grain dryers are up to 50 percent more fuel efficient that earlier models.
Propane is a cleaner fuel that’s better for the environment. When it comes to greenhouse gases, propane irrigation engines emit up to 18 percent fewer emissions than gas or diesel engines.
Propane is made in America, primarily from domestic natural gas, and we have plenty of it. We produce so much, the United States is a net exporter of propane.
EASY ON-SITE REFUELING
No matter the size of your operation, a local propane provider can customize a fueling plan that’s right for you, with delivery right to your farm.