PERC to teach GIE+EXPO attendees how to build their propane team

The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) is teaching commercial landscape contractors and outdoor power equipment dealers about how they can hit it out of the park with commercial propane mowers and equipment at the Green Industry & Equipment Expo (GIE+EXPO) Wednesday, Oct. 19, through Friday, Oct. 21, at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky. Located at booth No. 7094, PERC will showcase propane equipment from many highly regarded OEMs and discuss how contractors can build their own all-star mower fleet with which to take the field.

“In addition to being a clean fuel, propane can save contractors money because it costs less to operate long term compared to traditional fuels,” said Jeremy Wishart, deputy director of business development at PERC. “With GIE+EXPO being in Louisville, a city with long-running ties to the sport of baseball, we thought it would be fitting to ask contractors and dealers interested in propane equipment who stop by the booth to ‘round the bases’ and learn how easy it is to build a team that can make transitioning to propane equipment simple.”

During Dealer Day on October 19, dealers who visit the booth can start building their team of propane customers by signing up for PERC’s new Dealer Point online database — a free resource designed to connect contractors with a local dealer who offers propane equipment. Dealers can also enter their business card into a free random drawing for a Yeti Tundra cooler.

Contractors will also have a chance to win a Yeti cooler after they complete a brief in-booth survey about their experience with and opinions about propane equipment. Contractors can also learn the stats on why propane savings are in a league of their own, or grab a handful of Cracker Jack while watching the highlights from PERC’s Straight Talk video testimonials, which feature contractors already finding success with propane.

Throughout GIE+EXPO, PERC officials will be on hand in the booth to answer questions, along with propane retailers who can answer any questions a contractor might have about fuel delivery and storage.

Propane equipment on display in the booth will feature commercial propane mowers from Toro, John Deere, Exmark, Gravely, Scag and Bob-Cat; a Hurricane stand-on propane blower; and a bi-fuel Ford F-150 work truck. Several propane engine models — both propane dedicated and with after-market conversion kits — from Kohler, Briggs & Stratton and Kawasaki will be displayed, too.

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