Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Just starting your lawn care or landscaping business? > Promote your products or services

Promote your products or services Do you want to promote your products or services to our lawn care business forum? Tell us what you have to offer. Post some specials or promotional offers. There is no better way to sell to a forum community than to get a few happy customers and then word will spread.

Going Green? - Ferris IS3100 Propane Mower


Promote your products or services

Do you want to promote your products or services to our lawn care business forum? Tell us what you have to offer. Post some specials or promotional offers. There is no better way to sell to a forum community than to get a few happy customers and then word will spread.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 01-28-2010, 08:08 AM
aztecrental's Avatar
aztecrental aztecrental is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 16
Rep Power: 7
aztecrental is on a distinguished road
Default Going Green? - Ferris IS3100 Propane Mower

Get ahead of the game & Be prepared for clients that want "green" equipment to be used, and more EPA "standards".

Check out our blog post on the Ferris IS3100 Propane powered zero turn.

blog.aztecrentalcenters.com

Let us know if you have any questions on the propane unit or any other Ferris products!
__________________

QUALITY EQUIPMENT. SUPERIOR SERVICE. SINCE 1966
Check Us Out:
www.aztecrentalcenters.com
Aztec Rental's Blog
twitter.com/aztecrental
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #2  
Old 01-28-2010, 10:21 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 38,038
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Do you have any idea what the operational costs are of that machine vs. operating a similar model on gasoline?

__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-28-2010, 06:06 PM
aztecrental's Avatar
aztecrental aztecrental is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 16
Rep Power: 7
aztecrental is on a distinguished road
Default Great Question Steve!

First, i will start with the increased productivity you will get with any Ferris Mower. Because of the suspension system you will increase your ground speed by a minimum of 1-2 MPH without any sacrafice in the quality of cut. I actually just delivered 3 Ferris units today to a landscaper that is huge on numbers/production matrix and found a 24.7% increase in productivity over their current fixed frame units. [productivity calculator].

Operation Costs on Ferris Propane Units:
You will get 8-10 running hrs under normal mowing conditions with the propane unit, which is very similar if not a little more to comparable gas units. So fuel pricing is where the difference is here. Right now i believe propane is a little cheaper per gallon. But that changes monthly as you know.

General maintenance on propane units is where you will see a lower cost. What we have found with the dedicated propane engine, is you will be able to stretch out your general maintenance (i.e. oil changes). Do to the much cleaner burning fuel you oil life is much greater. Just a quick note: the Ferris propane model is a dedicated propane engine, NOT a conversion!

There is no difference in common parts (belts,blades,tires).

One other mention about propane: Some cities/states give a pretty nice rebate ($1000 +)per unit, for going "green". So that is another unseen bonus to lower costs of units!
__________________

QUALITY EQUIPMENT. SUPERIOR SERVICE. SINCE 1966
Check Us Out:
www.aztecrentalcenters.com
Aztec Rental's Blog
twitter.com/aztecrental
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-28-2010, 06:41 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 38,038
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
Just a quick note: the Ferris propane model is a dedicated propane engine, NOT a conversion!
What is the difference between a dedicated propane engine and one that is a conversion?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-28-2010, 09:21 PM
aztecrental's Avatar
aztecrental aztecrental is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 16
Rep Power: 7
aztecrental is on a distinguished road
Default Propane Engine

Quote:
What is the difference between a dedicated propane engine and one that is a conversion?
A dedicated engine is designed and built specificlly for propane fuel. A conversion is a gas engine that is "converted" to accept propane fuel.
__________________

QUALITY EQUIPMENT. SUPERIOR SERVICE. SINCE 1966
Check Us Out:
www.aztecrentalcenters.com
Aztec Rental's Blog
twitter.com/aztecrental
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-28-2010, 09:39 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 38,038
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Does that effect at all it's functionality? Does one run better than the other or more efficiently?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-29-2010, 11:43 AM
aztecrental's Avatar
aztecrental aztecrental is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 16
Rep Power: 7
aztecrental is on a distinguished road
Default Same functionality

No real changes. One thing a propane engine looks like it is doing, is putting out more torque. With all the tests run on it, it is putting out more torque than the same size gas engine. Propane burns faster than gas so they say that is where the higher torque rating comes from.
__________________

QUALITY EQUIPMENT. SUPERIOR SERVICE. SINCE 1966
Check Us Out:
www.aztecrentalcenters.com
Aztec Rental's Blog
twitter.com/aztecrental
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-29-2010, 09:43 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 38,038
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

For those considering such propane models, how easy is it to get the fuel in such containers?

What do they cost and how are they transported? Do you see lawn care business owners traveling around with a couple of extra propane tanks on their trailer to swap when the old ones are empty?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 01-30-2010, 01:30 PM
aztecrental's Avatar
aztecrental aztecrental is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 16
Rep Power: 7
aztecrental is on a distinguished road
Default Propane Mowers

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve View Post
For those considering such propane models, how easy is it to get the fuel in such containers?
Couple of options and the best one will probably depend on how many propane units you own.

#1 if you just own one or two, i would think you just have a few extra tanks and make weekly runs to a fill station.

#2 with multiple units there are great programs outhere from propane suppliers. They will set up a rack system at your shop and pur you on a weekly/bi-weekly exchange program, or as needed.

Quote:
What do they cost and how are they transported? Do you see lawn care business owners traveling around with a couple of extra propane tanks on their trailer to swap when the old ones are empty?
With two tanks on the unit you should get a full days work without going empty. So most companies i have talked to that use propane, keep 1 spare bottle on each truck per unit. Then reload the next day.
__________________

QUALITY EQUIPMENT. SUPERIOR SERVICE. SINCE 1966
Check Us Out:
www.aztecrentalcenters.com
Aztec Rental's Blog
twitter.com/aztecrental
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-30-2010, 09:38 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 38,038
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Do you know of any special procedures a lawn care business owner must follow to comply with DOT regulations as far as transporting these tanks?
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
alternitive fuels, ferris, ferris is3100 propane, ferris propane, ferris zero turn, is3100, propane, propane mowers, zero turn, zero turn mowers

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ferris Mower Vs. Scag Mower briandel265 Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 19 02-22-2012 08:39 PM
Is Propane Powered Equipment a Gimmick? BudgetGreenLawns.com Community Assistance 3 11-09-2009 05:33 PM
Opinion on this FERRIS zero turn????? brian77833 Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 3 07-13-2009 09:21 AM
Ferris Logo ritchiem Graphic Design Discussions 11 02-19-2008 08:19 PM
Propane powered mowers? Steve General Business Discussions 7 10-05-2007 10:27 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Review of our lawn care...
Lawnline
07-12-2016 06:40 PM
Yesterday 10:58 AM
by Lawnline
6 1,796
Start My Own Business?
mowandblow1980
01-12-2016 07:43 PM
08-25-2016 12:55 PM
by Steve
19 2,127
fliers
joshp
08-19-2016 03:23 PM
08-25-2016 07:16 AM
by Chilehead
6 308
Looking for new host
Just for Cuts
11-26-2015 06:58 AM
08-24-2016 09:05 PM
by Stephen Alberts
10 1,899
Facebook advertising
Just for Cuts
12-13-2015 07:49 AM
08-24-2016 08:59 PM
by Stephen Alberts
14 13,083
Landscaper taking on odd...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
08-07-2016 06:57 PM
08-24-2016 10:27 AM
by Steve
6 515
Breaking into commercial...
SGL1
08-19-2016 07:02 AM
08-24-2016 10:12 AM
by mowandblow1980
7 320
Snow Plow
acrajchel
08-17-2016 10:21 AM
08-22-2016 11:21 AM
by Steve
5 303
Quarter Acre Woodland...
ew411
08-16-2016 06:50 AM
08-18-2016 12:25 PM
by Steve
4 291
Bidding Bushhogging
acrajchel
08-15-2016 11:52 AM
08-17-2016 05:32 PM
by acrajchel
4 285
Hello From the Florida...
KevinShuman
08-15-2016 08:57 PM
08-16-2016 01:52 PM
by SC93
2 279
I'm making stupid money...
WarriorLandscapingCAN
08-07-2016 07:07 PM
08-16-2016 12:42 AM
by SC93
5 572
A quick Intro
BLE
08-14-2016 05:17 PM
08-15-2016 10:54 AM
by acrajchel
2 279
New Customer - Gettting...
acrajchel
08-05-2016 05:00 PM
08-15-2016 10:52 AM
by acrajchel
4 546
helping out a friend set...
Doug D
08-13-2016 11:33 AM
08-15-2016 09:45 AM
by Steve
1 291
Small bed job
Bradcook21
08-09-2016 09:52 PM
08-10-2016 03:51 PM
by Steve
1 409
Hello from NoVa
jtwlawn
08-03-2016 11:20 AM
08-09-2016 10:45 AM
by jtwlawn
4 542
How much to charge for...
jymie
03-31-2013 05:59 PM
08-08-2016 04:33 PM
by Steve
27 6,637
Needing a website built
burtle
06-17-2015 09:02 AM
08-07-2016 10:21 AM
by Just for Cuts
18 19,803
New Site Hows it look
Infinitelawn
03-16-2015 10:32 AM
08-07-2016 08:37 AM
by Lawnline
8 11,276
Hey guys! Greetings from...
thegardener
08-05-2016 05:45 AM
08-05-2016 03:26 PM
by Steve
1 453
First Time Bidding-Need...
capitallawncrew
08-01-2016 08:30 AM
08-03-2016 09:52 AM
by Steve
3 587
Show us your stripes
Just for Cuts
05-21-2015 03:07 PM
08-01-2016 08:28 PM
by ExclusiveLawns
7 3,785
String trim BEFORE mow...
Mr. Mow
04-12-2015 08:13 AM
07-31-2016 10:36 AM
by joshp
13 5,929
» Popular Tags
apartment become an entrepreneur best mower be your own boss bidding break business business education business help business management complex contractor hacks contracts deck lift dethatcher edging entrepreneur entrepreneur education estimate estimates fuel problems fuel pump half moon blade intro introduction jjandm lawncare l.t.rich landscape landscape design landscaping landscaping design company landscaping richmond va landscping lawn lawncare lawnservice lowering grade marketing mulch planting raising grade residential lawn care richmond va richmond virginia lawn care safety scag snowblower snow plowing snow shovel sprayer start a business start a lawn care business start business start up toro timecutter townhome tree tree service video web design websites what to charge work from home z-max z-spray
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:42 AM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:42 AM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy