New Conversion Kits Offered For Commercial Lawn Mowers

Landscape professionals have another option for converting commercial mowers to clean, American-made propane with new Environmental Protection Agency-certified conversion kits by Hendrix Progressive Fuel Technologies (Wauconda, Ill.) The EPA certification also qualifies the kit for a $500 incentive through the Propane Education & Research Council’s (PERC) Propane Mower Incentive Program.

The Hendrix kit can convert mower models featuring any of nine Kawasaki engines in three block sizes, including the Kawasaki 852cc FX 751V, FX 801V, and FX 850V; the 726cc FX 730V, FX 691V, and FX 651V; and the 603cc FS 481V, FS 541V, and FS 600V. The kits are designed to provide optimal fuel efficiency and performance for geographic elevations ranging from sea level to 2500 feet, and from 2500 to 5000 feet above sea level.

Each kit comes fully assembled and includes a detailed installation manual explaining how to adjust the engine idle and fuel mixture to EPA-performance specifications. Hendrix Progressive Fuel Technologies offers on-site training, as well as telephone support, for conversion kits. “We’re pleased to be able to partner with Hendrix by qualifying the EPA-certified kits for our Propane Mower Incentive Program,” said Jeremy Wishart, senior programs manager at PERC. “The kits give landscape professionals another excellent option for converting their equipment, and taking advantage of the incentive program can help them maximize savings even more.”

PERC’s Propane Mower Incentive Program offers landscape professionals $500 toward each qualified propane mower conversion, or $1000 toward each purchase of a new propane-powered original equipment manufacturer mower. In addition, many states offer incentives for converting off-road equipment to propane. To learn more about PERC’s incentive, or to find a propane retailer who can discuss state incentives, visit poweredbypropane.org.