MOUNDRIDGE, Kans. -The Grasshopper Company’s new online tool calculates fuel costs and impacts of commercial mowing equipment. With the mowing season in full swing and fuel prices averaging close to $4 per gallon nationwide, landscape contractors and maintenance supervisors are struggling to keep fuel expenses from eating into their budgets.
The Fuel and Emissions Calculator, available at, presents visitors with fuel costs and savings comparisons, greenhouse and smog-forming gas emissions per hour of mowing, and overall profitability comparisons for each of the three most popular fuel choices for commercial mowers: gasoline, propane and diesel.
Due to the volatile nature of fuel prices, the calculator is designed for individual customization which allows users to revisit the program and calculate new totals any time prices fluctuate.