Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Lawn Care, Landscaping, and Property Management Forums > Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs.

Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. Questions on your truck, trailer, commercial lawn mowers, lawn mower, mower parts, lawn tractors, engines, edgers, trimmers, pole saws, aerators, hydro seeders, snow plows, chain saws, stump grinders??

Ethanol free fuel. What brand is best.


Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs.

Questions on your truck, trailer, commercial lawn mowers, lawn mower, mower parts, lawn tractors, engines, edgers, trimmers, pole saws, aerators, hydro seeders, snow plows, chain saws, stump grinders??
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 05-04-2012, 09:15 AM
bluebird bluebird is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 45
Rep Power: 5
bluebird is on a distinguished road
Default Ethanol free fuel. What brand is best.

I try to use ethanol free fuel .
Does anyone else do the same?
or does it really matter. Also if there
is any benefit to different brands let me know.
thanks
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #2  
Old 05-04-2012, 03:24 PM
stevef1201 stevef1201 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 1,236
Rep Power: 8
stevef1201 is on a distinguished road
Default

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
There is only one place around here that sells it, but it's 25 cents higher. I just use that ethenol treatment
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 05-05-2012, 07:14 AM
OziGardenGuy OziGardenGuy is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia.
Posts: 21
Rep Power: 5
OziGardenGuy is on a distinguished road
Default

Ethanol is hygroscopic. It absorbs water. When water enters most small two- or four- stroke engines, it causes havoc. Think about all the ways that water could enter your fuel supply chain and it gets a little uncomfortable.

Similarly, E-10 (up to 10% ethanol unleaded petroleum) and the like have some negative effects on some kinds of fuel lines. Higher ethanol concentrations have larger effect.

Bluntly, if you can find 95 octane fuel without ethanol, you're doing a good thing to protect your income and your machinery. 98 is OK, but there is no real value for your business - especially as it costs more.

YMMV.

Cheers - OziGardenGuy.
__________________
www.mygardenguy.com.au Lawn mowing, lawn care and gardening services on Sydney's North Shore.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 05-05-2012, 07:47 AM
wandfsmall wandfsmall is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 925
Rep Power: 6
wandfsmall is on a distinguished road
Default

from what I understand the additives are added when they add ethanol so I would not think you have any difference in brands of non-ethanol fuels. But that is just what my fuel delivery guy says so it could be wrong.
__________________
I am the owner of www.AllOutdoorParts.com an online mower parts distributor. I am also a Briggs Master Service Technician and Expert Certified Mechanic for Kohler. If my posts helps you please like my facebook page at www.facebook.com/alloutdoorparts
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 05-05-2012, 08:39 AM
OziGardenGuy OziGardenGuy is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Sydney, NSW, Australia.
Posts: 21
Rep Power: 5
OziGardenGuy is on a distinguished road
Default

Ethanol absorbs water. Petrol/gasoline does not.

Ethanol is chemically different to petrol/gasonline and has a different effect on fuel lines, and on other parts of the fuel delivery system.

Additives may or may not relieve those unpleasant symptoms.

YMMV. (Your Mileage May Vary).

At least, be conscious of risks, and if you are possessed of a scientifically enquiring mind, go look up the useful data from sources other than the fuel supplier's site. Your Google-fu will help you.

Cheers - GardenGuy.
__________________
www.mygardenguy.com.au Lawn mowing, lawn care and gardening services on Sydney's North Shore.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 05-05-2012, 10:23 AM
ease-z lawn care's Avatar
ease-z lawn care ease-z lawn care is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Walla Walla Wa
Age: 32
Posts: 21
Rep Power: 5
ease-z lawn care is on a distinguished road
Default

My grandfather has alway been very knowlagable about these sorts of things. I was having problems with my small weedeater and he told me part of the problem was prbably the fuel i was using. I was just getting the cheapest gas i could find. I swiched over to non ethenal gas and getting the higher octain. I also add a little sea foam to my mix. I figure if i run good product through my equipment in the long run it will save me money. Also full synthetic oil. After a bit of tuning and the new gass it seemed to run alot better. All of his stuff always runs so well so i figured he knows what hes talking about. Hope this helps alittle.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ethanol Shark1611 General Talk 49 05-10-2011 07:54 AM
Thoughts on Ethanol Fuel SuperiorPower Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 24 09-07-2009 09:28 AM
Is Ethanol damaging small engines? Steve Truck, Trailer, and Outdoor Power Equipment Discussion, Repairs. 0 08-01-2008 01:11 PM
Ethanol StartALawnCareBusiness Starting a lawn care business. 8 05-02-2008 03:50 PM
Wal-Mart wants to sell ethanol Steve General Business Discussions 3 08-09-2006 02:31 PM

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Z246 Deck change question
JohnsLawnCare
Yesterday 01:47 PM
Yesterday 06:38 PM
by Steve
1 33
DIY Sprayer
acrajchel
Yesterday 09:13 AM
Yesterday 06:36 PM
by Steve
1 34
Hello Everyone
JohnsLawnCare
06-22-2016 11:14 AM
Yesterday 06:20 PM
by Steve
15 555
How much to charge for...
jymie
03-31-2013 05:59 PM
Yesterday 06:18 PM
by Steve
23 5,950
Hi from Long Island NY
Lori22
07-18-2016 02:01 PM
Yesterday 06:11 PM
by Steve
10 208
Hi everyone!
greenwavemedia
Yesterday 03:22 PM
Yesterday 03:22 PM
by greenwavemedia
0 23
New Site Hows it look
Infinitelawn
03-16-2015 10:32 AM
Yesterday 03:06 PM
by greenwavemedia
5 10,485
Needing a website built
burtle
06-17-2015 09:02 AM
Yesterday 02:58 PM
by greenwavemedia
15 18,311
Looking for new host
Just for Cuts
11-26-2015 06:58 AM
Yesterday 02:49 PM
by greenwavemedia
9 1,472
New Business Owner
danesdanglas87
07-20-2016 12:31 PM
07-21-2016 05:04 PM
by Steve
2 104
Hi! I'm Tony from Tampa
Lawnline
07-12-2016 06:47 PM
07-19-2016 04:45 PM
by Steve
5 626
Question about...
Bradcook21
07-18-2016 05:22 PM
07-19-2016 04:38 PM
by Steve
2 123
Hello from Watertown New...
lawnmanrick81
07-19-2016 03:57 PM
07-19-2016 04:11 PM
by Steve
1 70
Gutter Cleaning Tool
DanielThomas
07-18-2016 08:23 AM
07-18-2016 04:36 PM
by Steve
1 100
Starting on a lawn care...
Coco3465
07-16-2016 11:26 AM
07-17-2016 09:20 AM
by Steve
1 127
Aspiring Company Owner
TJ136
07-12-2016 05:12 AM
07-15-2016 02:52 PM
by SC93
6 227
Hi Everyone
JavelinaLawn
07-10-2016 07:29 PM
07-13-2016 02:01 PM
by Chilehead
5 763
Review of our lawn care...
Lawnline
07-12-2016 06:40 PM
07-12-2016 06:40 PM
by Lawnline
0 399
Custom Canopies
JohnsLawnCare
07-12-2016 08:38 AM
07-12-2016 04:14 PM
by Steve
1 274
Spot checked by...
Just for Cuts
06-28-2016 02:34 PM
07-11-2016 03:53 PM
by Steve
4 291
John Deere JS40 issues
Mr. Mow
07-06-2016 01:28 PM
07-11-2016 03:52 PM
by Steve
3 220
Start My Own Business?
mowandblow1980
01-12-2016 07:43 PM
07-11-2016 11:18 AM
by DanielThomas
15 1,771
Rubber mulch...
avetslawncare
06-24-2015 09:28 PM
07-11-2016 09:11 AM
by Chilehead
9 3,304
Firefighter gone Lawn...
Firehouselawn@hotmail.com
03-10-2016 04:50 PM
07-07-2016 05:07 PM
by Steve
11 10,549
I need some business...
Firehouselawn@hotmail.com
07-06-2016 05:42 AM
07-07-2016 05:00 PM
by Steve
4 259
Business Overload
Chilehead
05-06-2016 09:27 PM
07-07-2016 04:53 PM
by Steve
24 1,270
Chemical Applications
acrajchel
06-24-2016 06:44 PM
07-05-2016 12:38 PM
by Chilehead
6 375
Is it too late?
Cpadgett
05-28-2016 09:10 AM
07-05-2016 11:54 AM
by Steve
14 877
3 Applications or 5...
stansg1fresh
02-18-2013 12:02 PM
07-04-2016 09:19 AM
by LawnPerfection
9 1,707
Best Push Mower You Have...
markty
05-14-2016 03:46 PM
07-02-2016 03:41 AM
by markty
27 1,942
Great Arborist Ladder
SGL1
06-04-2016 09:56 AM
06-28-2016 08:04 PM
by mowandblow1980
11 695
Newbie
Jhoell
06-25-2016 03:28 AM
06-28-2016 02:11 PM
by Chilehead
2 271
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
06-28-2016 11:02 AM
by Brownieboy
1,253 440,310
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:16 AM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:16 AM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy