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Propane Mower Conversion Kits Available
EPA-certified kits qualify for PERC’s Mower Incentive Program
WASHINGTON — Landscape professionals have another option for converting commercial mowers to clean, American-made propane with new Environmental Protection Agency-certified propane mower conversion kits by Hendrix Progressive Fuel Technologies. The EPA certification also qualifies the kit for a $500 incentive through the Propane Education & Research Council’s (PERC) Propane Mower Incentive Program.
“We’re excited to be able to provide another EPA-certified conversion kit option to landscapers who want to experience the cost-saving and environmental benefits of propane,” says Todd Hendrix, owner of Hendrix Progressive Fuel Technologies. “We’re looking forward to seeing propane continue to gain prevalence in the lawn and landscape industry, and we’re thrilled to be a part of that growth.”
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 Kawasaki 726cc FX 730V, FX 691V, and FX 651V; and the Kawasaki 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 2,500 feet and from 2,500 to 5,000 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 phone support, for the conversion kits.
Jeremy Wishart, senior programs manager for PERC, says, “We’re pleased to be able to partner with Hendrix by qualifying the EPA-certified kits for our Propane Mower Incentive Program. 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 $1,000 toward each purchase of a new propane-powered OEM mower. Many states also offer incentives for converting off-road equipment to propane. To learn more about PERC’s incentive or to find a local propane retailer who can discuss state incentives, visit poweredbypropane.org.
For more information about the technology, or to purchase a kit or request training, visit hendrixsystems.com or call 847-526-1700.
About Hendrix Progressive Fuel Technologies
Founded in 1954, Hendrix Progressive Fuel Technologies began as Hendrix Industrial Gastrux. Since then the Wauconda, Ill.-based company has been designing and building propane conversion systems for industrial trucks, forklifts, generators, man lifts, construction equipment, and lawn mowers.
About PERC: The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) is a check-off program established, operated, and funded by the propane industry. The only energy council of its kind, PERC leads safety and training efforts among propane retailers and consumers and drives technology development to expand adoption of propane as a clean, domestic, and affordable energy source. PERC programs benefit a variety of industries including fleet vehicle management, landscaping, residential and commercial building, agriculture, and material handling. For more information, visit propanecouncil.org.