Propane on the Farm

Written on: May 16, 2022

Discover all the ways propane helps farms prosper!

farm fuel service wisconsinFarming is a tough job, involving working more than ten hours each day, meeting the demands of livestock, maintaining your crops and barns, and so on. One of the biggest challenges can be managing costs while making a profit.
 
Boehlke Bottled Gas can help with our propane services for farms like yours. We install propane tanks, provide reliable commercial bulk propane delivery, and provide temporary propane tanks for crop drying.

Propane’s efficiency and clean burning make it a cost-effective energy choice for your farm, which helps improve your bottom line. Here are some of the ways propane can help manage costs while improving results on the farm.

Heating

Propane is the most energy-efficient heating fuel for barns, greenhouses, and other structures since it keeps your animals and crops warm while using the least amount of energy.

Equipment

Propane is used to power a wide range of equipment on your farm, including irrigation equipment and commercial mowers.

Propane forklifts are more powerful than electric forklifts, can function in wet surroundings that electric forklifts cannot, and may be refueled in minutes rather than the hours it takes to recharge electric forklifts.

Because propane burns so cleanly, you and your workers aren’t breathing in exhaust emissions as with diesel or gasoline.

Propane autogas is available for trucks, cars and other farm vehicles.

Power

If your farm’s electricity goes out, you, your family, your greenhouses, and your livestock might be without heat or light for hours if not days.

Propane generators keep the power on for your house, barns, poultry houses, greenhouses, other outbuildings, and refrigeration. 

Crop drying

Modern propane crop dryers are considerably more energy efficient than previous versions, consuming about half the gas as older crop dryers. You’ll save money by drying your crops with less propane.

Because propane has a greater BTU than natural gas, crop drying is more efficient.

Because you’re drying on-site, you’ll have a higher yield and less risk of loss than if you take it elsewhere to dry. With on-site propane crop drying, not paying someone else for crop drying will save you money!

Weed control

When weeds take over your fields, you risk losing crops. However, using chemical herbicides is detrimental to both your health and the health of your employees as well as the environment.

Herbicides also aren’t cost-effective, between the cost of the chemicals and losing time before you and your workers can go back to the fields. 
 
Propane-powered flame weed control, on the other hand, accomplishes the task faster and more efficiently, so you get back to work sooner without being exposed to hazardous chemicals. There’s also no environmental harm!

Ready to make your farm more productive and efficient? Contact Boehlke Bottled Gas to learn more about our propane services for agriculture!