Stihl helps fund lawn care rebate program

To help provide an incentive for Louisville, Kentucky’s lawn maintenance companies to decrease air pollution, Stihl and distributor Bryan Equipment Sales are donating $10,000 to the Louisville Metro Air Pollution Control District’s Lawn Care Rebate program.

The money donated will be used to offer lawn-maintenance professionals rebates of $50 per unit to trade in their old trimmers and backpack blowers for new, low-emission 4-MIX trimmers and backpack blowers. The three Louisville dealers participating in the program are Bluegrass Lawn and Garden, 12711 Dixie Highway, (502) 933-1724; Louisville Tractor, 1675 Watterson Trail, (502) 267-8237; and The Mower Shop, 7400 Preston Highway, (502) 969-6433.

The Stihl 4-MIX engine uses both 2-cycle and 4-cycle technologies to burn fuel more efficiently and release fewer hydrocarbons into the air, surpassing current Environmental Protection Agency low emissions regulations. According to data on the EPA Web site, the Stihl 4-MIX backpack blowers and FS 130 R string trimmers are powered by the cleanest running engines in their classes.

The Air Pollution Control District in Louisville has given out $7,000 in various rebates to area businesses and residents as part of its efforts to decrease pollution from lawn care equipment.

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