G R I C U L T U R A L
is one of the safest fuels for farmers because it is nontoxic
and insoluble in water. There is no threat to aquifers or
ground water supply and it quickly vaporizes within a pressured
container to be released as a gas, thus eliminating spill,
pool or residue.
it comes to alternative fuels, propane is the most portable;
Storage tank placement for accessibility and specific needs or it can also
be stored safely in portable tanks for convenience for the most remote areas
of the farm.
propane has many agricultural uses and advantages because
it is cost efficient, energy efficient, reliable and clean
burning. Propane can be used for flame weeding, pest control,
crop drying, irrigation pumps, poultry and pig brooding,
crop heating, power generation and tractor fuel.
Weeding provides higher yields per acre when using propane
gas flame weeders.
drying systems used for crop drying reduce equipment, fuel
and maintenance costs.
fueled irrigation pumps produce the equivalent amount of
power as gasoline and diesel engines but have lower emissions
and leave no toxic residues.
propane brooders are used for poultry and pig brooding
because they are more efficient and stay warmer with less
heat than forced-air furnaces. Fuel costs for propane brooders
can be up to 25 percent less than fuel costs for forced-air
heaters can be used for long periods of time and produce
enough heat to save valuable crops from being ruined in
an unexpected cold spell. Propane heaters are also used
in many greenhouses.
are many benefits of using propane motor fuel in tractors.
Costs of maintenance can be much lower than gasoline or
diesel powered tractors and engine life may be extended.
Because propane has a much higher octane rate than gasoline,
farmers may be able to pull larger equipment with properly
modified engines that have been converted to propane.