Commercial Mower Refueling Options Commercial Mower Refueling Options
Spend more time mowing, and less time refueling. Propane has convenient refueling infrastructure options for small, medium, and large fleets. To choose the right solution for your business, research the details below, then call your area propane provider.
Best for Small and Medium Fleets
With this option, the fuel comes straight to you, eliminating any refueling trips to the gas station. Cylinder exchange is typically the easiest and fastest option to setup. A cylinder exchange program may best for fleets with 5-10 mowers.
With a cylinder exchange, the fuel comes straight to you, eliminating any refueling trips to the gas station. You can choose to lease or own your cylinders — whichever is best for your business. With leasing, your propane provider takes care of any maintenance and recertification.
Most mowers will require two to four cylinders each. On average, a 43.5-lb. cylinder tank needs to be refueled every six to eight hours. Mowers with two 33.5-lb. tanks need to be refueled every seven to nine hours.*
Best for Large Fleets
The infrastructure includes one large tank or more and a no-spill dispenser, which trained employees use to refill empty cylinders. Fleets have the option of leasing or owning the dispensing infrastructure. This option is best for fleets with more than 10 mowers.
The refueling options mentioned above are examples only. Each situation is unique — your site or equipment-specific needs may dictate which solution works best for you. Your local propane professional can help you identify which model best suits your needs.
Leased On-Site Dispensing
The infrastructure includes one large tank or more and a no-spill dispenser, which trained employees use to refill empty cylinders.
Your fuel price per gallon often includes the cost of refueling equipment. You and your provider will agree on a lease or rental contract for the tank, dispenser, and skid package. Typically, you’ll also be responsible for electricity for the stations, concrete pad(s), and crash protection bollards for each fueling station.
Owned On-Site Dispensing
If you choose to own a tank and dispenser, the cost varies, depending on each business’s individual needs. The typical price range is $5,000-$15,000. This does not include the entire cost of ownership, including site preparation, maintenance, and requalification.
*According to data obtained from Propane Mower Incentive Program participants.