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TheChiefsLawnCare
03-03-2012, 11:08 PM
Anybody know if they make something where you buy a gallon of 2 stroke oil and then put a pump on it and lets say to make one gallon you pump once and to make 2 gallons you pump twice. now dont scold me, i no one pump wouldnt be enough for a gallon on gas, im just sayin hypnotically. im looking at getting away from buying the 6 packs of stihl 2 stroke oil and getting a gallon but dont want to have to carry around a measuring cup and poor the oil into the cup and then into the can.

billythekid
03-04-2012, 12:23 AM
if you have a place that sells dirtbikes near you go buy a ratio rite cup you just pour from a jug into the measuring cup to the desired ration and gas amount and pour it into the gas can. they're like 8 bucks.

Lbilawncare
03-04-2012, 12:23 AM
Tip-n-measure containers are made in many sizes. I buy gallons jugs of opti-2 and put them in the 1/2 gal size. They are better than a pump because they can be sealed shut and there is no chance of a pump breaking off if it tips over in the truck.

KrayzKajun
03-04-2012, 12:30 AM
go to academy and buy the measure cup for mixing boat motor oil!

TheChiefsLawnCare
03-04-2012, 01:08 AM
i dont wann have to have a freaking measuring cup tagging alot and keeping up with it in my trailer. i dont have any racks in there yet to keep that ****. only racks i have is the blower water cooler and trimmers. i hate having all that crap on the floor. i need to get my shelves up and my hedge trimmer rack up and my spare tire mount so i can get some more floor space. but i might end up just having to get the measuring cup for right now cause im not doing the little 6 pack any more unless i get another pack and save the containers and then just refill them at home

TheChiefsLawnCare
03-04-2012, 01:09 AM
alot=along

mikeypizano
03-04-2012, 01:27 AM
I was thinking the pumps they sell for slushie mix but don't think they work for oil...

R & R Yard Designs
03-04-2012, 01:41 AM
Opti makes a pump made for there oil look on there web site
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Bunton Guy
03-04-2012, 08:44 AM
There would be no way to accuratly measure oil with a pump. Each pump will pull different amount of oil. If not pumped for a while it will take one or two good pumps to get it primed. At that point you might have one or two ounces less or more then the last time you pumped.

Just get you a ratio rite cup from a motorcycle shop and call it done.

cgaengineer
03-04-2012, 09:05 AM
Ratio rite...
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mowerman90
03-04-2012, 09:39 AM
I think this type of bottle will solve your problem. Squeeze to measure the exact amount of oil you want and then open cap and dump into gas can. No messy cup to loose or get contaminated, Buy them here: http://www.freundcontainer.com/bettix-measure-pour-plastic-bottles-twin-neck-dispenser-hdpe/p/v32508/

Runner
03-04-2012, 09:46 AM
Yep. Tip and pour would be the way to go.

orangemower
03-04-2012, 09:50 AM
i dont wann have to have a freaking measuring cup tagging alot and keeping up with it in my trailer. i dont have any racks in there yet to keep that ****. only racks i have is the blower water cooler and trimmers. i hate having all that crap on the floor. i need to get my shelves up and my hedge trimmer rack up and my spare tire mount so i can get some more floor space. but i might end up just having to get the measuring cup for right now cause im not doing the little 6 pack any more unless i get another pack and save the containers and then just refill them at home
If the small containers are the right amount then you just answered your question of what to do. Save the small bottles and refill them. That's what I've been doing for three years.
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TLS
03-04-2012, 09:57 AM
Personally, the little 6 packs are your best option. They store well, don't leak, and guarantee you a proper mix ratio.

Unless your a huge operation going through 100's of gallons of mixed fuel, the cost savings isn't worth the hassle in my opinion. If your looking to save, those 6 packs usually come in a case of 4

Salcido Lawn
03-04-2012, 11:41 AM
I run 4 crews and I prefer the the small containers tha make 5 gallons. Each of my crews carry 5 gallons of mixed gas. I've tried buying the oil in 5 gallon jugs, but I had more problems when I did it that way. It cost me more than it saves my in the cost of the oil. We blew 2 weedeater engines, because of improperly mixed gas. I found a place in Florida that will ship it to you cheaper than any place I found locally! http://www.expressmowerparts.com/2_Cycle_Parts_s/71.htm
I've been using their oil for years, with no problems!!
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Richard Martin
03-04-2012, 01:58 PM
I agree with the Tip and Pour containers. Although I'm not currently using them for oil I do use them for liquid lawn chemicals.

JBNC
03-04-2012, 02:06 PM
Tip and pour and buy oil in 5 gallon buckets is the best way IMO

http://www.amazon.com/Tip-Pour-Measuring-Bottle-fluid/dp/B004YWDONA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1330884305&sr=8-1

dhardin53
03-04-2012, 03:25 PM
http://www.amsoil.com/storefront/atp.aspx

http://www.google.com/products/catalog?hl=en&q=quart+pump&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.,cf.osb&biw=1280&bih=617&wrapid=tljp1330889218530020&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=14083452265201469680&sa=X&ei=EMJTT7-MLO2MsAL01_3vBQ&sqi=2&ved=0CDMQ8wIwAQ#

Use it all the time, quick and easy and safe.

205mx
03-04-2012, 04:53 PM
ratio rite. zip tie it to the handle of the gas can. problem solved.