An initiative in Southern California is giving people the chance to exchanges their used tractor for a new, environmentally friendly model.
The program is presented by the South Coast Air Quality Management District and is open to residents in four counties. Those include Orange County and parts of Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties.
After proving their residency, people in those counties will be able to exchange their used tractor for an electric model. Depending on the electric machine they pick, participants will pay between $100 and $160 for a new lawn mower.
"A total of 11 exchange events will be held at sites in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties on different Saturdays in May, June and July, 2010," the AQMD website said.
Prior to attending one of the exchange events, people will have to register at the AQMD's site, www.aqmd.gov. People are limited to one new mower per residence and must be at least 18 to take part. The used tractor they turn in must also be in working order.
Consumers in other parts of the country with used tractors may wonder how they can make them greener. One way is to perform regular maintenance on a mower, which can reduce its fuel consumption.