Propane-Powered Burnishers are Greener than Battery Burnishers

LowRider parts OEM

Factors: Labor Savings, Machine Emissions, Electricity Usage and Purchase Price

Aztec announced today that it considers its LowRider Propane Burnishers “greener” than battery burnishers. In concluding this, Aztec considered the following facts:

Battery Burnishers:

  • Cost twice the price of Propane Burnishers
  • Work at half the speed of Propane Burnishers (ISSA 540 Cleaning Times)
  • Have half the head pressure
  • Are twice as heavy to move around as Propane Burnishers
  • Have very limited run time, then need to be charged overnight
  • Are virtually impossible to move if the battery dies so the transaxle won’t function
  • Have large batteries that fill landfills with lead and other heavy metals
  • Use grid electricity generated 90% from burning coal
  • Vent fumes from acid batteries when charging

Propane Burnishers:

  • Cost half as much as Battery Burnishers
  • Work at twice the speed of Battery Burnishers (ISSA 540 Cleaning Times)
  • Have twice the head pressure of battery burnishers
  • Weigh half as much as Battery Burnishers
  • Have unlimited run time with quick-change tanks
  • Can be easily moved with or without power to system
  • Use clean-burning Liquid Propane Gas (LPG)
  • Have Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approval as clean
  • Have EPA approval as a “Green” power source
  • Can increase a facility’s LEED score by adding credits when using IAQ dust control system

If the sole purpose of a floor burnisher is to shine floor finish as quickly and inexpensively as possible, the choice is clear.  Propane-powered burnishers are more productive, less expensive and less environmentally hazardous than battery burnishers.

Propane machines

(Aztec LowRider Burnishers available in 21″, 24″ and 27″)

In addition to the above, the new Aztec LowRider burnishers have the additional features and options:

LowRider Standard Equipment:

  • Premium Quality Catalytic Mufflers
  • Low Oil Auto Shut-Down
  • Patented LPG carburetor
  • LPG Safely Lock-Out 

LowRider Optional Equipment:

  • Dust Control upgrade is GS-42 LEED compliant for IAQ
  • Spray Mist upgrade for time and labor savings
  • Electronic Emission Shut Down
  • BlueSky Electronic Fuel Feedback Configuration
  • Centrifugal or Electric Clutch
  • Safety Kill Switch

Whit Beverly, President of Aztec Products, said, “Propane-powered floor maintenance equipment is the greenest choice based on labor savings, machine emissions, electricity usage and purchase price.”

Aztec Products, Inc. is a family-owned manufacturing business and is proud to manufacture all of its products in the USA, at its Philadelphia-area factory.  Aztec machines are engineered to produce quality work at ultra-high speeds, increasing contractor profit and distributor sales results.  Aztec is known as the efficiency leader in the VCT floor maintenance, concrete/terrazzo polishing and LPG engine conversion industries.

To see the complete Aztec product line, visit: or visit ISSA INTERCLEAN booth # 3454 in Chicago October 25-28, 2016. Aztec will also be at the World of Concrete show in Las Vegas January 17-20, 2017, booth # O-32145 in the silver lot outside.


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