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    Russo Case Study

    Russo Lawn & Landscape in Windsor Locks, Connecticut is a family-owned, commercial landscape company. Its year-round business model requires the company to store equipment and fuel in the off-season. After making the switch to propane, they eliminated fuel degradation issues, saved 50 percent in fuel costs, and increased overall efficiency.

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  • Columbus Case Study

    Columbus Case Study

    Columbus, Ohio recognized the need to move toward greener practices that were both environmentally and financially intelligent. As part of their citywide Green Fleet Action Plan, they adopted 14 propane-powered mowers. Compared with gasoline mowers, Columbus now saves 50 cents per gallon on fuel costs while reducing carbon monoxide and greenhouse gas emissions.

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    Denison Landscaping and Nursery Case Study

    This Maryland lawn and landscape company converted to propane-powered mowers and now estimates they save 80 cents to one dollar per gallon using propane. Impressed by both the fuel savings and performance of their new propane-powered mowers, they eventually invested in two Roush CleanTech Ford F-250 trucks. Propane has extended the life of their equipment and lowered maintenance costs.

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    Carson’s Nurseries Case Study

    This 30-year-old lawn and landscape company added propane-powered equipment to their fleet and quickly experienced an impressive transformation in their business model. Propane-powered mowers improved efficiency, introduced new revenue sources, decreased spills and pilferage, and increased their overall profits.

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    McCoy’s Lawn Equipment Superstore Case Study

    This landscape equipment dealer gained a competitive advantage by becoming an early adopter of propane-powered commercial mowers. Austin, Texas-based McCoy's Lawn Equipment saw new customers from local governments and other landscape contractors that were seeking the low emissions and cost benefits that propane provides.

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  • U.S. Lawns Case Study

    U.S. Lawns Case Study

    Franchisees Steve and Teana Ferguson were looking for economical ways to reduce their company’s carbon footprint. Since their transition to a propane-powered fleet, the husband-and-wife team has saved more than 50 percent on fuel costs while cutting their greenhouse gas and carbon monoxide emissions.

  • University of Louisville Case Study

    University of Louisville Case Study

    U of L’s Ground Services Department recognized the need to reduce emissions on the heels of a campus-wide green initiative in 2008. Since adopting propane, the department has successfully incorporated sustainability into its daily operations, on top of saving an average of $2,000 annually.

  • Davis Mowing Service Case Study

    Davis Mowing Service Case Study

    As a small landscape contractor, this family-owned company was interested in reducing operating costs while remaining competitive. The lower operating costs of propane-powered mowers allow them to pass savings on to customers and outbid competitors.