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Steve
01-28-2008, 06:33 AM
This is really neat! Check out his website here!

http://www.hugrsystems.com/



Biodiesel mowers for a truly green lawn (http://www.miamiherald.com/business/small_business/story/394126.html) - Entrepreneur JP Patten hopes to attract people to his retrofitted lawn mowers, which he says are more efficient and environmentally friendly. But they're also expensive, at $1,89

JP Patten spends his weekdays teaching doctors how to use computers in operating rooms.

But come the weekend, he spends hours taking apart and rebuilding engines for lawn mowers in a Davie warehouse.

The Pompano Beach entrepreneur envisions the lawn mowers ** which run on biodiesel fuel made from waste grease from fryers ** cutting grass in homes and businesses across the country.

Here is another article (http://wichita.bizjournals.com/orlando/stories/2004/01/05/story4.html?t=printable) on how he got started in this bio fuel business.

What do you think? Would you like to buy one of these?

Little's
01-28-2008, 11:15 PM
If the fuel was readily available and also if the machine was time tested. Then I would consider it.

Steve
01-28-2008, 11:55 PM
How much of a premium would you be willing to pay over the standard gas engine price for this?

Right now, I am sure one of the things holding this business back is the price.

maelawncare
01-29-2008, 12:44 AM
Quote[/b] (Team Gopher @ Jan. 28 2008,11:55)]How much of a premium would you be willing to pay over the standard gas engine price for this?

Right now, I am sure one of the things holding this business back is the price.
hmm depends. in your first post you said it was $1.89. is that really $1,890? Well on a $1,100 mower thats not all that bad. but still too much for business trying to run lean. maybe if they wanted to have it as an advertising gimic, it wont fly.

Now what i'd to see is him to make a retro kit. that we can do ourselves. and say only cost like $300 for a push mower. And we do it ourselves. Now i would do that.

Steve
01-29-2008, 12:55 AM
That is a very good point because most every lawn care business owner should be able to install such a kit.

Do you think using this as a marketing gimmick would be worth it now?

Would that give you an edge over other lawn care businesses?