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The Extreme Pollution of “non-road” engines:
Lawn tractors, mowers, line trimmers and leaf blowers, are part of a lightly-regulated group of fossil-fuel burning products known as “non-road” power products.

Non-road products have become the worst polluters on the market today with emissions more than 30 times worse than “on-road” gas vehicles and efficiency down near 20%. Gas powered non-road equipment is so polluting that the EPA has concluded that just one 2-cycle line trimmer can produce as many emissions in one hour as one full size pick-up truck traveling over 3,000 miles! This is in addition to the literally deafening noise levels of up to 100 decibels produced by some gas-powered tools.

What about Diesel or Bio-diesel Lawn Tractors?
Diesel lawn tractors may be the worst of the worst, and bio-diesel is simply 80-98% petroleum diesel mixed with a splash of bio-fuels with overall pollution levels about the same as regular diesel. Diesel and bio-diesel, by their nature are far more polluting than even gasoline engines spewing many times the concentrations of Particulate Matter (PM). Here is what the American Lung Association says about Diesel non-road equipment.

From “Closing the Diesel Divide, Protecting Public Health from Diesel Air Pollution” (ALA)

  1. Diesel engines can emit 50 to 80 times more particulate matter (PM) than typical catalytically equipped gasoline-powered engines.
  2. Diesel’s ultra fine particulate matter is easily inhaled deep into the lungs’ bronchial and alveolar regions, where their clearance is slow compared with particles deposited on airways.
  3. More than 40 constituents of diesel exhaust are listed by the EPA as hazardous air pollutants, known carcinogens or reproductive toxicants.
  4. Diesel exhaust poses SPECIAL RISKS TO VULNERABLE SUBPOPULATIONS such as children, the elderly, individuals with asthma, cardiopulmonary disease and other lung

Do you really want gasoline or diesel or bio-diesel fuel burning in your garden?
ElectroCut Lawn Care offers you a completely emissions-free service with top quality results at an affordable price.

 

Conventional lawn care has been America’s dirty little secret for far too long.  

The dirty truth:

lawnair_polFACT: One hour of gas mowing spews the same Volatile Organic Compound pollution as 11 hours of driving an average car. (EPA)
FACT: One gas mower produces 87 lbs. of CO2, and 54 lbs. of other air pollutants each year. (EPA)
FACT: Over 17 million gallons of gas are spilled each year refueling lawn and garden equipment – more oil than was spilled by the Exxon Valdez. (Clean Air Foundation)
Fact:  Prolonged exposure to typical lawn equipment (100 decibels), can cause permanent hearing loss. (National Institute of Health)