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Old 10-07-2014, 12:13 PM
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2-Cycle Mix Cost

How much 2-cycle mix do you use, per crew, per year?
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Old 10-07-2014, 03:24 PM
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I probably go through 25-30 gallons of 2 stroke oil per year.

We buy 2cycle outboard oil by the gallon. It's higher quality than the 2 cycle oil from Stihl or Echo, and $18/gallon instead of $60
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Old 10-07-2014, 08:58 PM
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I probably go through 25-30 gallons of 2 stroke oil per year.

We buy 2cycle outboard oil by the gallon. It's higher quality than the 2 cycle oil from Stihl or Echo, and $18/gallon instead of $60
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Mind sharing the brand? And the amount used per gallon?
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Old 10-07-2014, 09:42 PM
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I use around 12 2 gal 6 packs of stihl premium mix every year, at $20 per pack, ouch.
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Old 10-07-2014, 10:22 PM
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Mind sharing the brand? And the amount used per gallon?
Quicksilver, Yamalube or Evinrude oil, doesn't matter which. Mix at exact same rate as normal 2 cycle oil
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Old 10-08-2014, 10:39 AM
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I probably go through 25-30 gallons of 2 stroke oil per year.

We buy 2cycle outboard oil by the gallon. It's higher quality than the 2 cycle oil from Stihl or Echo, and $18/gallon instead of $60
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Would like more info also, looking to cut down on 2 cycle expense.

I'd ask you if you're having any issues by running that oil, but seeing the volume you use......I guess not.

Any oil gurus here that can tell us why one oil is 18 while another is 60?
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Old 10-08-2014, 12:33 PM
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There is absolutely no difference in the outboard two cycle oil and he handheld brand oil.

Actually I could make a pretty good argument that the outboard oil it's of a much higher quality. The consequences of lubrication failure when you're 85 miles offshore are much more dire than if your handheld fails on a jobsite.

The only difference is cost. The cost difference exists because landscapers will pay extra for the peace of mind of using a particular brand of oil that corresponds to their machine

All the outboard oil meets this standard, which is much more stringent than handheld.
https://www.nmma.org/certification/c...oil/tc-w3.aspx
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Old 10-08-2014, 01:17 PM
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There is absolutely no difference in the outboard two cycle oil and he handheld brand oil.

Actually I could make a pretty good argument that the outboard oil it's of a much higher quality. The consequences of lubrication failure when you're 85 miles offshore are much more dire than if your handheld fails on a jobsite.

The only difference is cost. The cost difference exists because landscapers will pay extra for the peace of mind of using a particular brand of oil that corresponds to their machine

All the outboard oil meets this standard, which is much more stringent than handheld.
https://www.nmma.org/certification/c...oil/tc-w3.aspx
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I've read a little about tc-w3 oils not being good for use in our little 2 strokes.

The problem is that the more I read about oils the more confusing it gets, with seemingly no clear answers, just opinions.

Here's one thread:
http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums...22#Post3500950
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Old 10-08-2014, 01:25 PM
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Well, all I can do is share my experience in regards to your question. I've used several thousand gallons of gas and run well over 10,000 hours between all of our machines and never once had a lubrication failure.
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Well, all I can do is share my experience in regards to your question. I've used several thousand gallons of gas and run well over 10,000 hours between all of our machines and never once had a lubrication failure.
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Yes it's appreciated. Anecdotal evidence is often more useful than "studies" or manufacturers literature.
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