Allen Engineering Corp., which makes a variety of construction products related to site preparation and concrete finishing, has just introduced a propane-powered version of its AR16 wheel buggy.
The factory-installed propane system is environmentally friendly, the company says, producing emissions with less than 1 percent carbon monoxide. It meets air-quality standards adopted by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency, as well as the California Air Resources Board.
Because of the closed fuel system, the manufacturer says, the AR16 engine components run cleaner, with less wear and tear and thus less maintenance.
A news release on the machine notes that with typical propane conversions, there is a fear of loss of power, but with the Allen AR16 Propane Buggy the power and load are unchanged compared with its gasoline-powered counterpart.
Allen says the propane-powered buggy will be available in rental businesses nationwide.