Using propane-powered engines to irrigate crops is quickly growing in popularity. That’s because there are many benefits to using propane instead of traditional gasoline or diesel engines. Here are a few:
- Participants in the Propane Education & Research Council’s Propane Farm Incentive Program reported that compared to diesel engines, propane-powered irrigation engines reduced energy costs per hour by 50 percent and increased overall performance by 28 percent.
- Compared to diesel engines, propane-powered engines cost 20-40 percent less to purchase and operate, making them an affordable option for producers.
- Propane-powered irrigation engines reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent compared to gasoline engines and 11 percent compared to diesel engines.
- Propane-fueled irrigation engines meet the EPA’s Clean Air Act Tier 4 emissions standards – all without compromising performance, power, or productivity.
- On average, propane-fueled farm technology, like irrigation engines, consumes 4,000-12,000 gallons per year.
Find these stats and more about the energy-saving benefits of propane irrigation engines at Propane.com.