You’re at the pump and start pouring gas directly onto the ground.

People would think you’re crazy! Why are you wasting this finite and expensive resource? It’s a good question — and one we should ask ourselves when we use gas-powered mowers. Operating at about 20 percent efficiency, traditional lawn equipment are among the least efficient products on the market (not to mention some of the most polluting).

The solution? Electric mowers. Zero gas and great — green — results.

Electric Makes $ense

Let’s get down to brass tacks (or grass tacks). Here are two critical facts to keep in mind:

  • Today’s top electric mowers have around 90% efficiency, compared to the paltry 20% of traditional gas mowers.

  • They cost approximately 95% less to operate than gas-powered mowers.

What’s this mean for your wallet? You will spend $5.50 – $8.00 less per hour that you use an ultra-efficient battery-powered mower. If you average 5-7 hours a day, that’s $27.50 – $56.00 every day you use your mower. Put in about 600 hours each season? You’ll save $3300 – $4800 annually. And you’ll do it without sacrificing quality.

A Greener Planet

According to the EPA, approximately 17 million gallons of fuel (mostly gasoline) is spilled refueling lawn equipment each year. To put that into perspective, the massive 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill was responsible for releasing 10.8 million gallons into Alaska’s Prince William Sound. No gas, no harmful spills or leaks. It’s that simple.

The advanced battery packs housed in Mean Green Mowers can be plugged in for convenient recharge at night or for a quick two-hour fill-up. Additionally, you can use optional recharging kits that rely on solar or wind power, and the S.A.M. (Solar Assisted Mower) canopy accessory converts solar energy into power to assist the battery as you mow. Green is our middle name, after all.

Green mowing is a no-brainer: you’ll save at the pump, reduce your use of limited fossil fuel resources, recoup operating costs, and deliver the results you and/or your customers want. Be part of the solution that moves us towards a greener, more sustainable futureconnect with Mean Green today or click here to locate a dealer near you.