New Technology for a New Way of Farming
Today's continuous flow propane-powered grain dryers were designed to meet the needs of modern, fast-paced, high-yield operations. Not only are they up to 50% more efficient, their clean-burning technology produces fewer engine deposits. That's less maintenance for you, and less downtime. And don’t forget irrigation engines and flame weed control. From 2008 to 2013, 25% more farmers added propane irrigation engines to their operations; that's more than 6,000 farms, irrigating 1.1 million acres. And propane-powered flame weed control is growing in popularity because it's an environmentally friendly alternative to herbicides that is equally effective.
Because propane is a clean, American-made fuel, there are a number of incentives to encourage adoption, both federally and locally. Beck Suppliers customers may be eligible to receive $1,000 toward the purchase of a new propane-powered mower and $500 toward a qualified conversion; and up to $10,000 for the installation of irrigation engines, generators, or heat on the farm; and can advise you on federal tax credits for the use of propane in vehicles. This tax credit was a full 36 cents per gallon in 2016! Think of it as a little bonus for adopting more affordable, cleaner equipment. Contact the Beck Suppliers team to get started.
For more information on rebates and incentives, you can also visit the Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency®