The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) has expanded its popular Propane Mower Incentive Program, which offers a $1,000 incentive for the purchase of qualified new propane-fueled mowers, to include a $500 incentive for qualified mowers that have been converted to run on propane.

To qualify for the $500 incentive, a conversion mower must be a commercial, heavy-duty mower that has been operated for less than 10 hours, and it must be a dedicated propane-fueled mower, not a dual-fueled model. The mower conversion kit must meet Environmental Protection Agency or California Air Resources Board requirements, and it cannot void the original equipment manufacturer’s warranty on the engine.

PERC launched its Propane Mower Incentive Program with a $1,000 incentive for mower operators that purchase a new propane-fueled mower equipped with a 60- to 72- inch cutting deck. That incentive program is still open to applicants.

A single applicant company can get incentives for up to 10 mowers, including both new and conversion mowers. Program participants of new and conversion mowers must report to PERC on the usage and operation of the equipment for one mowing season.

The $1,000 incentive for a new mower can be combined with any manufacturer rebates and state propane gas association rebates for which the customer is eligible.

Major manufacturers offering propane-fueled mowers include Ariens/Gravely, Bobcat, Briggs and Stratton (including Snapper Pro and Ferris brands), Cub Cadet, Dixie Chopper, Exmark, Husqvarna, Kubota, Scag, Toro, and Zipper.

For a list of eligible mowers under the incentive program and requirements for conversion mowers, visit here.

To find out whether you qualify to take part in the Propane Mower Incentive Program, or for questions about application guidelines, please contact Alison Dimond at 877-411-3243, extension 801, or Jesse Marcus at 202-452-8975; or send an email to [email protected]