The Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) has recently qualified Ventrac’s 4500Zbi-fuel ready tractor for the Propane Mower Incentive Program. This incentive program gives eligible new owners of a 4500Z, equipped with a propane kit, a $1,000 incentive to use this propane powered compact tractor. In return, program participants are asked to report to PERC on the equipment’s performance and usage for one operating season.
Ventrac is a unique addition to the PERC propane mower incentive program as it is the first compact tractor to be approved for the program. Ventrac is also the first propane powered tractor that does more than just mow. Ryan Steiner, Director of Engineering for Ventrac, says that “Over the last few years, there have been a number of manufacturers introducing propane powered mowers, as propane is one of the fastest growing alternative fuels in the US.” He adds, “Ventrac is proud to be the first manufacturer to give commercial users the opportunity to power over 30 different attachments with propane.”
PERC has been conducting research on propane and propane powered equipment since 1996 and has found that propane-fueled commercial mowers can offer lower operating cost, fewer emissions, proven performance, easy on-site refueling and less downtime. Jeremy Wishart, Project Manager for PERC says, “Propane is a domestic fuel and supply is at an all-time high, as propane is abundant in the natural gas deposits throughout the nation. Propane as an engine fuel in the lawn and landscape industry is beginning to become widely accepted.” Wishart adds, “Products like the Ventrac 4500Z propane and others becoming available, combined with the economic and environmental factors facing lawn and landscape professionals today, it’s not hard to imagine propane becoming the preferred fuel in the turf industry.”
Mowing difficult terrains can be quite a challenge…some lawns are simple and some go to the extreme, whether it may be a lawn on a rooftop, a lawn with obstacles or steep slopes to mow. The May edition of Turf Magazine features an article aptly named, “Navigating Difficult Lawns.” The author wrote with the intentions to inform readers on finding and using the right tools and techniques for mowing some of the most difficult and extreme lawnscapes across the country.
FORE! Play golf? Head to Riceland Golf Course this weekend and help support a local cause and you could be a big winner! And what could you win? Hint….it is red and fun to drive! You guessed it…..a Ventrac tractor!
THIS JUST IN! The newest video is out that sets the standard on sidewalk snow! Up now on YouTube is a fun clip on a serious problem contractors encounter every winter, but it shows how capable Ventrac is when it comes to clearing sidewalks. Ventrac is definitely setting the standard! Great work from the Ventrac video crew!
On December 15, 2010, Ventrac by Venture Product Inc. accepted the Outstanding Business Partner Award from the Wayne County Schools Career Center (WCSCC). The Career Center is a technical school open to high school juniors and seniors located approximately 7 miles from the Ventrac Plant 2 manufacturing plant.
Dallas Steiner, Mark Kover (WCSCC Student of the Month) and Denver Steiner
This past Monday, Ventrac Salesperson, Trevor Ryan was unwinding in his hotel room. Monday Night Football was on TV, but Trevor was distracted by e-mails and other business he was attending to. The Minnesota Vikings were playing the New York Giants and the game had been moved from Minneapolis to Detroit after the Metrodome roof collapsed under the weight of heavy snow. During a break in the action, the TV announcers cut to a shot of the 17-inches of snow that had fallen in Minneapolis, and this shot caught Trevor’s attention:
Congratulations to Ventrac for another well earned award! It is a great pleasure to announce Ventrac as the recipient of the Cascade Capital Corporation Business Growth Award for 2010. Selected from a seven-county wide area, this award recognizes companies that have achieved superior growth in sales over the past five years. Ventrac received this noteworthy achievement in the category of manufacturing based on exemplary growth in its export markets.
Riceland Golf Course owner, Larry Lisic, was grateful for all the help he received after a damaging tornado swept across his property on September 16th. The tornado took a twelve mile long path from Wooster, Ohio and drove its way east in the direction of the Riceland Golf Course in Orrville, Ohio. The twister left a widespread trail of devastation in its path, with the majority of the damage near the Wooster OSU/OARDC campus.
It’s a great feeling knowing that Ventrac compact tractors have been satisfying customers in Sweden for over 10 years now. Customers in Sweden have experienced the dependability and efficiency of Ventrac with the help of Lars Persson of LAPAB Maskin A. Lars studied the tractor market in Hallstahammar, Sweden, and saw a hole in the tractor market where customers were using their machines in inefficient ways.