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Propane Fuels A Greener Lawn Care Crew

A green lawn can have hidden costs--such as the fuel used and greenhouse gas emissions spewed by noisy, inefficient gasoline-powered mowers and other landscaping equipment. One commercial landscaping firm in Chicago's western suburbs is taking a step toward reducing that environmental burden by setting up the state's first all-propane-powered...

Feb 9th, 2011 No Comments

Propane Provides a Competitive Edge

Eric Hansen takes delivery of the first propane-powered Ford F-350 from Jack Roush at the Roush Performance assembly plant When Eric Hansen set out on his mission to create the first propane-powered lawn care crew in 2008, he couldn't have imagined the attention his 10-vehicle fleet would eventually attract. Last December, the founder and...

Feb 9th, 2011 No Comments

Lower cost of propane, sustainability resonate for Chicago’s Competitive Lawn Service

Jack Roush of Roush Industries fuels the first-in-the-country Ford F-350 propane conversion truck with undermount tank being delivered to Competitive Lawn Service, Inc., in December 2009. Working toward having what he believes to be the first entirely propane-fueled commercial lawn maintenance service in the country, Eric Hansen, president of...

Feb 9th, 2011 No Comments

Lawn Mowers on Propane

When Eric Hansen read about a Dixie Chopper salesman driving a propane-powered lawn mower from Indiana to Sacramento, Calif., it sparked an idea Hansen hadn’t thought of during his nearly two decades in business. “I thought that was really interesting that they would come up with an engine that would work and run and operate on propane,”...

Feb 9th, 2011 No Comments

That’s Opportunity Knocking

by Eric Hansen - Eric Hansen could have buried his head in his hands and slashed his business to the bone. Instead, he’s embarked on a bold new strategy that takes his business from Detroit to Norway in search of the most environmentally friendly and efficient equipment he can find. Twenty-five percent of homes in the United States are worth...

Feb 9th, 2011 No Comments

The Quest for Alternatives

Switching to greener fuels often makes financial sense—on top of being better for the environment. So why aren't more companies saving greenbacks by going green? Education is the key. Hey, Eric Hansen from Competitive Lawn Service here again talking about alternative fuels. I had a discussion with a vendor this week, and after explaining to him...

Jan 25th, 2011 No Comments

Competitive Lawn Service Takes Keys to First ROUSH Under-Bed Propane F-350

LIVONIA, MI - Competitive Lawn Service is on a quest to run their business 100 percent on propane. They already have the mowers, the trimmers, and their other power tools running on this alternative fuel. The key missing element was the truck which hauls all this equipment to the customer. That was remedied today as Eric Hansen accepted the keys...

Jan 24th, 2011 No Comments

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