The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) recently presented its annual Propane Leadership Awards to a Texas-based equipment dealer and an Oregon landscape contractor. Austin Turf & Tractor and Pacific Landscape Management were recognized in the PERC booth during Dealer Day at the GIE+Expo in Louisville, Ky. Corey Petersen of Hillsboro, Ore.-based Pacific Landscape Management and Ben Davis, commercial sales manager at Austin Turf & Tractor, accepted the awards on behalf of their companies.
PERC Presents Third Annual Propane Leadership Awards to Pacific Landscape and Austin Turf & Tractor. BPN Oct. 2018

For the third consecutive year, the council presented one outdoor power equipment dealer and one commercial landscaper with the award, which recognizes those in the landscape industry who advocate propane equipment. “Both Pacific Landscape Management and Austin Turf & Tractor have done considerable work in bringing awareness of the benefits of propane mowers
to their clients and communities, and have built success by adopting propane into their equipment lineups,” said Jeremy Wishart, director of off-road business development at PERC.

Pacific Landscape Management first converted its large riding mowers and midsize walk-behind units to propane in 2014, a move that has provided long-term benefits for both the company’s bottom line and customers who appreciate the reduced emissions footprint. Pacific Landscape now operates more than 160 propane-fueled mowers at its three locations across the Portland metro area. In addition to reducing emissions, using propane has cut fuel costs and engine maintenance and repairs.
PERC Presents Third Annual Propane Leadership Awards to Austin Turf & Tractor and Pacific Landscaping for using propane mowing equipment. BPN Oct. 2018

Austin Turf & Tractor has sold and serviced golf, sports, and turf equipment for companies across Texas and New Mexico since 1992. When gasoline prices reached record highs in 2012, the business turned to propane equipment to help its customers in the Dallas-Fort Worth area find a lower-cost fueling solution. Customers quickly realized the benefits of propane, including greater productivity
in the field, clean fuel systems, lower cost of ownership, and better public impressions. To ensure customers have continued success with propane,
Austin Turf & Tractor’s Farmers Branch location is certified to install and repair Enviroguard conversion kits. About 15% of zero-turn mowers sold by the
company are powered by propane.

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(SOURCE: The Weekly Propane Newsletter, October 29, 2018)