Propane POWERED lawn equipment

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  1. Oilpatch197

    Oilpatch197 Well-Known Member

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    anyone make such a thing as a 5 H.P. B and S propane powered Tiller?

    the Reason I'm asking is I want everything to be on a Fuel that I can store incase of a national emergency, and I have determined two 500 gallon propane tanks, is the way to go.

    So when a Gas shortage happens, I should at least have the ability to Till up my garden(for my food) and not rely too heavily on purchased goods. Also Fuel for the Truck and house heat as well.
     
  2. moopups

    moopups In Remembrance

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    Propane powered engines have been long time existing on this Earth, the trucks that deliver propane are usually so equiped, just google for accesories to do that. But do be aware that they are less powerful than fossile fuels.
     

  3. HermitJohn

    HermitJohn Well-Known Member

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    There are conversion kits available to change small engine to propane, but not cheap. Also might need larger engine for same power.
     
  4. WisJim

    WisJim Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Also, the propane tank may be kind of heavy/bulky on your lawn mower. The conversion kits seem to work well on stationary small engines, such as a small generator, but the fuel storage could be a problem on a mower, tiller, etc.

    Jim