Taking a Look at Electronic Fuel Injected Engines
Around thirty years ago, the automobile industry experienced a nationwide transformation. Rising gas prices and pressure to become more environmentally conscious led automobile manufacturers to make the switch from carbureted engines to Electronic Fuel Injected engines. After the success of EFI Engines in the automobile industry, many commercial mowers and landscapers are also turning to EFI Engines in their lawn mowers. If you haven’t given much thought to investing in an EFI engine, here are some reasons why making the switch to EFI could be huge for your mowing operation!
How Does EFI Work?
A fuel injector is an electronic valve that delivers a mist of fuel to each cylinder. Each valve is essentially hooked up to a computer that measures a variety of factors, such as:
- Air Density
- Throttle Position
- Air Intake Volume
The computer takes real time diagnostics of each of these factors and adjusts the amount of fuel that is injected to the cylinders based on these factors. This allows EFI engines to perform much better and consume less fuel, compared to traditional carbureted engines.
EFI Equipped mowers use less fuel, emit less Carbon Dioxide, and provide a much cleaner burn than carbureted engines. It’s estimated the EFI Engines use anywhere between 25 and 30% less fuel, which greatly reduces the carbon footprint! EFI engines are also much more flexible and versatile than the bulky design of the traditional carburetor.
Aside from being more environmentally friendly, EFI Engines can also save you a great deal of money! Because EFI Engines use 25% less fuel, that means you will save 25% on fuel costs! Let’s break this down.
If you are a commercial mower who runs his carbureted lawn mower 600 hours per year, and your lawn mower consumes 1.35 gallons of fuel per hour. If gas prices are $3.50, then at the end of the year, you will pay about $2835 in fuel costs alone. By switching to an EFI Engine, your fuel consumption will be reduced to 1.01 Gallons per hour, and your annual fuel cost will be reduced to $2121 on fuel. That means with an EFI engine, you can save around $714 per year!
Don’t take our word for it, see how much you can save per year with this EFI Fuel Savings Calculator.
If you’re a commercial mower who hasn’t made the switch over to an EFI engine, why not? EFI engines perform better, burn cleaner fuel, are more fuel efficient, and will save you lots of money!
Mutton Power Equipment in Fort Wayne, Indiana carries a wide variety of fuel efficient Exmark Commercial EFI and even zero turn lawn mowers. Visit our online store or give us a call at (260) 432-9438, to see how we can save you lots of money by switching to an EFI engine!