View Full Version : Ethanol grounds small lawn care equipment

11-20-2006, 08:29 PM
Have you seen this? Did you ever try using Ethanol in your power equipment?

Ethanol grounds small lawn care equipment (http://enterprise.southofboston.com/articles/2006/11/20/news/news/news02.txt) - Ethanol, the fuel additive that grounded boaters this summer, is now clogging leaf blowers, lawn mowers and chainsaws.

Dan Donahue, owner of Four Seasons Power Equipment in Whitman, says he is swamped by the business the line-clogging gasoline has brought.

“We're seeing 50 to 100 a month,” he said. “Before it was 20.”

Ethanol-laced gasoline may interfere with operation of a small engine, paralyze it completely or create hazards, according to small-engine mechanics.

11-20-2006, 08:36 PM
I could be wrong, but doesn't Ethanol actually cost more as well?

11-20-2006, 08:41 PM
I think it does, but maybe it's based on your local area? I actually never heard anyone doing this before.