Homeowners and farmers have long known the benefits of heating their homes, shops and barns with propane, but that is only the tip of the iceberg of how propane can be used on farms.
Some of those other uses will be on full display by the Propane Education & Research Council. Find the display at the Nebraska Propane Gas Association located at Lot 654 on Sixth Street during this year’s Husker Harvest Days.
“The Husker Harvest Days show offers a great opportunity to showcase the many benefits of propane-powered irrigation engines and farm equipment,” says Mike Newland, PERC director of agriculture business development.
“We are excited to return to the show in-person this year to discuss the use of new propane equipment directly with the producers who can benefit from it the most, as well as feature equipment both on display and in action,” he says.
Propane increases efficiency
Some of that equipment on display at this year’s booth includes several models of new propane-powered irrigation engines, including Industrial Irrigation’s new Reliable Horsepower engine line, and engines from Husker Power Products and Anderson Industrial Engines.
There will also be water pumping demonstrations of a Reliable Horsepower engine to give attendees a firsthand look at the engine’s power and efficiency. This line features seven different engines that are all certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, including propane-dedicated engines and VI-fuel engines.
In addition to these propane ag products, the booth will have a propane-powered pickup, provided by Otte Oil & Propane from Davey; a standby generator; and a propane grill.
Visitors to the Nebraska Propane Gas Association will also have the opportunity to win an Orca cooler by signing up for the Ag Post e-newsletter by PERC.
Discussing farm incentives
PERC will also be offering its Propane Farm Incentive Program again, which provides up to $5,000 toward the purchase of qualifying propane-powered irrigation engines and other equipment.
The Nebraska Propane Gas Association also is offering an additional $750 incentive to producers who irrigate in Nebraska — adding up to a potential $5,750 available to show attendees interested in buying new propane-powered irrigation engines.
Manufacturer representatives, as well Nebraska Propane Gas Association and PERC representatives, will be on-site to discuss the benefits of propane equipment and provide information on national and state incentives available toward equipment purchases.
Husker Harvest Days attendees and producers can learn more about propane-powered farm equipment, including grain dryers, heaters, work trucks, generators and propane’s versatility on the farm by visiting propane.com/agriculture.