Propane Gas Powers Environmentally Friendly Lawnmowers
At first glance, it's just a lawnmower like millions of others in garden sheds around the world.
But the canister attached to the back of this machine sets it apart.
Inside is a fuel most commonly used for cooking, heating or refrigeration -propane gas.
[David Kotska, Lehr Engineering Vice President]:
"To fuel it you just take the propane canister, which you can buy in any hardware store. And just twist the connector on the end, latch it down, now it's ready to start."
Lehr, the company who developed the idea of propane powered garden tools says that in an eco-conscious world, propane is a clean and efficient alternative to conventional fuels.
Gasoline-powered mowers have a reputation as being amongst the world's worst polluters and Lehr founder and CEO Bernard Herzer says consumers and the environment deserve better.
[Bernardo J. Herzer, Lehr CEO and Founder]:
"Propane is actually interesting as a fuel because it produces 96% less carcinogens, and 97% less particulates. It's got zero ultrafine particulates. These are particulates that you could be breathing in fumes of internal combustion engines.
And propane is relatively clean. Lehr says the Eco mower emits 26 percent less greenhouse gas than conventional mowers and each canister will provide enough gas for up to 90 minutes of interrupted mowing.
Lehr has won awards and recognition from both the private sector and government for its pioneering work.
The company says with its eco-mower, leaf-blower and weedwacker, it's dedicated to a cleaner planet through environmentally friendly technology.