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Propane irrigation engines cut fuel costs




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Farmers who installed propane-powered irrigation engines cut their fuel costs by 56 percent per hour compared with similar diesel-powered engines, according to the postseason survey results, released April 16, from the Propane Education & Research Council 2013 Propane Farm Incentive Program.

Pat Lariscey, a farmer from Lyons, Ga., lowered his fuel costs by $3 per hour when he installed a new propane irrigation engine on his 700-acre operation in 2013. He received $2,720 toward the purchase of a new Ford 6.8-liter engine by EDI through the program.

Lariscey was one of 41 Southeastern producers who received purchase incentives for new propane irrigation engines through the 2013 Propane Farm Incentive Program. Producers from seven states, including Texas, took advantage of the program.

Participants also reported reduced overall fuel consumption by 37 percent per hour, the survey data showed.

The results were based on self-reported performance and postseason survey data from 148 program participants in 16 states. Participating farmers installed and demonstrated 214 propane irrigation engines, displacing 180,000 gallons of diesel, and irrigating a total of 21,700 acres of 17 different crops nationwide.

Producers can still earn up to $5,000 to upgrade to cost-saving, fuel-efficient propane-powered farm equipment, including irrigation engines, grain dryers, building heaters, and other eligible equipment through the 2014 Propane Farm Incentive Program.

For more information, visit http://www.agpropane.com/.
 

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