WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) and Stoltzfus Farm Service, Inc., hosted a Propane Mower Demo Day Event at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pa., March 19. Thirty-five professional landscape professionals attended the demonstration to learn about propane's benefits and try out the latest propane-powered commercial mowers.
The event opened with educational sessions and a Q-and-A with industry experts followed by lunch and an afternoon of testing equipment. Speakers included Jeremy Wishart, senior programs manager for PERC; Garry Busboom, chief development engineer for Exmark Manufacturing; Brandon Fredricks, associate channel manager for Kohler Engines Group; and Chris Cafarella, sales and marketing manager for Boulden Brothers Propane.
Stoltzfus Farm Service, Inc. of Cochranville, Pa., was the 2013 GIE+EXPO winner of PERC's demo day event. Equipment dealers who visited PERC's booth had the opportunity to sign up to win the dealer demo day, and Stoltzfus was selected from dozens of dealerships that entered the drawing. The family-owned dealership provides equipment sales and service to customers in Chester and Delaware County, Pa., Cecil County, Md., and New Castle County, Del.
Dealers interested in learning more about propane and about how to add propane models to their current lineup can download PERC's free Mower Dealer Toolkit from propanemarc.com/mowerdealer
. Dealers can also browse a variety of other free materials created by PERC, including safety and how-to video tutorials, informational brochures, promotional materials and case studies.