Alternatively fueled propane engines perfect fit for turf care

DALLAS, TX — The Propane Council of Texas (ProCOT) will participate in the 2013 Texas Turfgrass Association Conference and Show on November 12-13 at the Dallas Sheraton Hotel. The council will be on hand to highlight the many benefits of using greener, domestically produced propane autogas for mowers and irrigation engines for turf care.

The Texas Turfgrass Association Conference and Show draws turfgrass professionals from a wide range of industries, including irrigation, lawn care, golf facilities, parks and recreation, school districts, turfgrass farmers, athletic facilities and more. Up to 1,250 members and exhibitors from across the state are expected to attend this year’s conference. Attendees will be able participate in educational seminars, experience the latest turfgrass technology and network with industry colleagues.

“We’re looking forward to educating turfgrass professionals about the newest alternative fuel technology available,” said Jackie Mason, Education & Marketing Director for the Propane Council of Texas. “A number of major mower manufacturers came out with traditional alternative fuel propane-powered commercial mowers a few years ago, but now there are propane mowers on the market specially designed for sports fields and golf courses.”

Re-engineered propane irrigation engines have re-entered the marketplace. Developed for agriculture, these engines could be the perfect fit for turfgrass farmers. The engine sizes range from 3.0L to 10. 3L, and are reported to cost half of the amount of their diesel counterparts. Users tout the automatic fuel delivery, efficiency, and peace of mind that comes with not having to experience grid power interruptions. Propane engine users on both irrigation engines and mowers report significant fuel savings, as well as reduced maintenance and equipment downtime.

The Propane Council of Texas (ProCOT) is participating in the Texas Turfgrass Association Conference as part of its Propane Autogas: Fueling Texas campaign. The public awareness campaign has made many stops across the state to educate Texans about the benefits of running on and off-road equipment on clean-burning propane autogas. To find out more about propane autogas, visit

About the Propane Council of Texas

The Propane Council of Texas (ProCOT) is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 dedicated to educating the public and the propane industry on safety and on the newest clean-burning propane technologies. ProCOT is the state entity that represents the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC), which was authorized by the U.S. Congress with the passage of the Propane Education and Research Act (PERA) of 1996. The program is funded with small fees from the propane industry and goes to fund several safety programs, as well as the commercialization of new propane technology. Visit for more information.