Propane: The Perfect Fuel For Your Farm
Published on: July 13, 2020
If you own a farm in southwest Virginia, you’ve known for years that the work you do is an essential service. Now the rest of the world knows it, too.
To meet the challenges ahead of all of us in the months to come, you’ll need to trot out all the tools and tricks you’ve learned over the years.
You’ll also need a reliable supply of propane gas.
How Propane Supports Agriculture
When it comes to keeping your commercial farm up, running, and productive, propane delivers. Rely on propane gas on your farm for:
- Crop drying – Propane is the perfect choice as a crop drying fuel; helping you reduce drying costs, reduce crop loss, and improving yield.
- Space heating – Keeping livestock safe and warm throughout the year can be challenging. Using propane heaters in farm buildings – especially chicken coops that house temperature-sensitive baby chicks – can be especially effective.
- Water heating – Propane water heaters provide a cost-effective and reliable source of warm water to clean and disinfect dairy and milking equipment.
- Irrigation –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.
- Propane forklifts – 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.
- Cooking and roasting – You name the cooking task and propane will be ready.
Need propane for your southwest Virginia farm this spring planting season? SWVA Gas Service Corp. can help! Contact us today to learn more.