Propane: The Perfect Fuel For Your Farm
Written on: August 24, 2020
If you’re a Chatham County farmer, you know the work you do is an essential service. Now the rest of us know it, too.
With all the challenges ahead in this COVID-19 harvest season, you’re going to need to bring your “A” game this late summer and fall – all the while keeping a steady flow of propane gas flowing to your farm.
When it comes to keeping your commercial farm efficient and productive, propane delivers.
Use versatile propane gas in your agribusiness for:
- Crop drying – Propane is the perfect choice as a crop drying fuel, helping you reduce drying costs, reduce crop loss, and improve yield.
- Space heating – Keeping livestock safe and warm through the cool late winter and spring nights can be challenging. Using propane heaters in farm buildings – especially chicken coops that house temperature-sensitive baby chicks – can be an especially effective solution.
- Water heating – Propane water heaters provide a cost-effective and reliable source of warm water to clean and disinfect dairy and milking equipment.
- Flame tilling – Torching weeds with propane can be a non-toxic and effective way to control unwanted invasive plants –it breaks down plant material, making the soil even more rich and healthy.
- Irrigation engine power –Less expensive to install and maintain than their gasoline counterparts, propane irrigation engines also have larger fuel storage capacity – which means they can run longer between refills.
- Backup power – Propane backup generators keep animals safe and warm and help keep produce fresh. They’re also cheaper to run per gallon than diesel-powered generators and require less maintenance.
- Forklift power – Propane-powered forklifts can be used to pack trucks, lift heavy boxes, and transport everything from animal feed to hay bales. Unlike some electric forklifts, propane models can be used in wet and dry conditions, and they last longer and emit fewer harmful gases when operated than gas-powered forklifts.
Need propane for your Chatham County farm this fall? PFM Propane can help, with reliable commercial and agricultural propane deliveries in central North Carolina.
Contact us today to learn more!