- Lower Costs. Today’s propane-powered irrigation engines are comparable in operation costs to electric motors — and also cost considerably less to purchase than diesel irrigation engines. Fuel costs can be significantly reduced when propane-powered irrigation engines are utilized. From 2011 to 2016, businesses operating propane-powered irrigation engines reduced fuel costs by an average of 49% compared to similar diesel engines.*
- Fewer Emissions. Compared with other fuels, propane is a cleaner, more efficient way to fuel farms. Propane-powered irrigation systems produce 11 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions than diesel systems and 24 percent fewer emissions than gasoline systems.
- Newer, Reliable Technology. Propane offers advanced farm equipment that’s highly capable of working in conjunction with other mechanical systems.
- Flexibility. Propane’s flexibility makes your decision to apply it easy, whether you’re thinking of adding another irrigation engine, heating a building, or adding a grain dryer. There’s no need to connect to a natural gas line or run a new electric line. There are no rolling blackouts and no surcharges for time of use.
- Abundant Supply Made in the U.S. Propane is made in America, primarily from domestic natural gas, and our country has an abundance of supply. The U.S. is now a net exporter of propane because we produce more than we can actually use.
*Source: Propane Education and Research Council