93 octane rocks

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Eric 1, May 16, 2004.

  1. Eric 1

    Eric 1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,220

    Yep thats right, I started running 93 in my truck and found it is cheaper to run because it gets better mpg.

    It also
    Runs smoother
    Pulls better
    Accelerates faster
    Gets better mpg

    I went from 8 mpg on 87 to about 9.5 mpg with 93.

    Just allitle tip i thought i would pass on.
     
  2. seb442

    seb442 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 34

    91 and 93 octane is all I have ran in my mowers the past 6-7 years.
     
  3. bugspit

    bugspit LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 769

    My mileage has also improved but, as bad as I hate to pay the

    price, my truck will ping badly while pulling a trailer when using

    regular. Of course I'm buying the cheapest I can find....WalMarts right now.
     
  4. Green Pastures

    Green Pastures LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,457

    I use regular gas in my 1999 F-250 because that is what the engine comes from the factory tuned for.

    I've always used premium in all my equipment though. I think it burns cooler and cleaner.
     
  5. affordableyardcare

    affordableyardcare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 24

    If your truck is only getting 9.5 mpg. it's time to buy something that will get a lot better mileage and run cheaper gas, that will save you alot more money.
     
  6. Green Pastures

    Green Pastures LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,457



    Have any suggestions?
     
  7. brizine

    brizine LawnSite Member
    Posts: 142

    If he is running a 3/4 ton truck that is about par for gas mileage, only option would be a diesel. 1/2 tons get much better mileage because of the gearing.
     
  8. lafrance4078

    lafrance4078 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 246

    I have a 2001 Dodge 1/2 ton Long Bed Ext cab. Milage sucks when pulling the trailer.
     
  9. barringtonbrothers

    barringtonbrothers LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 579

    I figured on high gas prices and went with a V6 in my F150. Dont laugh, it saves me lots a money, and with a small truck like mine you dont really need anything bigger. Its a 200hp engine, and pulls the trailer fine, even with loaded down with about 600-700 pounds of wet mulch leaves. Just wont win any races, but we constantly are stopping and going. I would love a big ol Ford super duty with a multiple angle dump bed and dullys with a v10 or diesel and plow but one thing at a time. I havnt decided on diesel yet, my father just got a V10 powerd E350 van for pulling his 36ft camper. The V10 is cheaper than the diesel, and after you pay the extra for the diesel and work on it, the gas it saves really doesnt save you all that much. His V10 gets the same milage with or with out the camper, but pulls it like nothing, and that camper is a pig.
     
  10. Turf Technologies

    Turf Technologies LawnSite Senior Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 590

    V6 will suck down gas when pulling heavy loads.
     

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