Do you use Premium (91) or Regular (87) in your ZTR?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing Equipment' started by Pierre2013, Jun 29, 2013.

  1. Pierre2013

    Pierre2013 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,056

    Just curious as to which fuel you use?

    I've been using regular (87), but I always add an ounce of Sta-Bil Marine to every 5 gal container.
  2. 205mx

    205mx LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,355

    100% Gasoline 93 Octane.
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  3. ExmarkBoy

    ExmarkBoy LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 154

    I usually get 91 because for a tank it's only a dollar more and is seems to be better for the engine. I will be interested to see what everyone says.
  4. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    I use 87 in the mowers and 89 in the handhelds.
  5. ExmarkBoy

    ExmarkBoy LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 154

    Why the difference? I forgot to mention I use 91 in both handheld and my mower.
  6. Sprinkler Buddy

    Sprinkler Buddy LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 1,187

    87 in everything here, in slower months I only fill one tank on mowers.
  7. CashinH&P

    CashinH&P LawnSite Member
    Posts: 65

    93 in the mowers and had helds. Sure it costs more but all the equipment seems to run better. I put 87 in the truck though.
  8. ExmarkBoy

    ExmarkBoy LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
    Posts: 154

    I don't blame you about the truck. They eat up gas no matter what you put in them. And I was mistaken, I actually use 93 in my equipment, not 91
  9. GQLL

    GQLL LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 846

    87 in mowers no reason to spend the extra money on no gain. handhelds are 93
  10. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Posts: 5,854

    We run premium fuel in all small engines. Stihl also recommends this. One gallon of premium gas in our T3000's = $1500 - $2200 of income. $3.45 for a gallon of fuel = two thousand dollars??? Pretty much a no brainer for us. Just sayin'

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