Unfortunately, The small ethanol free cans, or even a 50gal drum isn't economically feasible in our operation.
Now, we don't have a single gas station in town that carries ethanol free fuel, so that hurts.
But, one thing that I was talking to my dealer about is it seems that the quality of ethanol fuel is starting to get much better and he thinks it's helping the small handheld equipment.
That and I feel equipment makers are starting to catch up in regards to engine designs, and rubber compounds.
With us, we always run 93 octane through our handhelds, with opti-2 synthetic 2 stroke oil. Only issue I've seen is that the spark plugs tend to foul over time and we get a little gunk on the intake and exhaust port.
I attribute that to the ethanol. Before, I used to run non-ethanol fuel and the opti-2, and never had any buildup issues.