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Propane Mowers on The Washington Mall

June 29, 2013 in Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

PERC Donation of Six Exmark Lazer Z S-Series Units

The National Mall and Memorial Parks unit of the National Park Service last week fired up the engines on its first and only alternative fueled lawn mowers via a donation from the Propane Education & Research Council. updated July 1

National Park Service maintenance employees Rollan Foreman (left) and Wayne Nelson show off their new propane autogas-fueled Exmark mowers at the Jefferson Memorial on June 24. Four 72- and two 60-inch Lazer Z S-Series propane-fueled zero-turn riders will comprise one-third of the Mall’s mower fleet and replace diesel-fueled units. The were donated by the Propane Education and Research Council.

National Park Service maintenance employees Rollan Foreman (left) and Wayne Nelson show off their new propane autogas-fueled Exmark mowers at the Jefferson Memorial on June 24. Four 72- and two 60-inch Lazer Z S-Series propane-fueled zero-turn riders will comprise one-third of the Mall’s mower fleet and replace diesel-fueled units. The were donated by the Propane Education and Research Council.

PERC and Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition celebrated the advent of the six propane-fueled Exmark Lazer Z S-Series units, which will reduce greenhouse gas emissions on the National Mall in Washington by 50% per mower.

“We are always looking for ways to integrate sustainable practices into every part of our operation,” said Bob Vogel, National Mall and Memorial Park (NAMA) superintendent. “Propane mowers from PERC will help the National Mall meet its sustainability goals with a clean-burning, American-made fuel.”

$70,000 from PERC

Propane-Autogas-Fueled Mowers Launch at The Thomas Jefferson MemorialIt’s part of the Green Parks Plan, “a National Park Service initiative to reduce dependence on foreign oil, mitigate the effects of climate change, and conserve energy,” PERC reports.

The four 72- and two 60-inch Exmark Lazer Z S-Series propane-fueled zero-turn riders will comprise one-third of the Mall’s mower fleet and replace diesel-fueled units, PERC says. NAMA is a first adopter of the Exmark model with Kohler Command Pro Propane EFI engine – a technology that was developed and commercialized with PERC funding.

“The Kohler power system increases fuel efficiency by 25% “and delivers the lowest operating cost of any mower on the market today,” PERC says.

PERC’s donation amounts to approximately $70,000 worth of equipment.


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Source: Propane Education & Research Council with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

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