1. Missed the live Ask the Expert event?
    Not to worry. Check out the archived thread of the Q&A with Ken Hutcheson, President of U.S. Lawns, and the LawnSite community on the Franchising Forum.

    Dismiss Notice

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

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

  1. ZX12R

    ZX12R LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 775


    Ditto here.
     
  2. Porcupine Lawn and Snow

    Porcupine Lawn and Snow LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 335

    91 or 94 in everything. I always get the highest octane I can find at a gas station
     
  3. ProStreetCamaro

    ProStreetCamaro LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,103


    That is a waste of money but if it makes you happy. Same applies to cars. An engines compression dictates the required octane and low compression engines don't need high octane.
     
  4. blk90s13

    blk90s13 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,452

    89 in everything and diesel in trucks :D
     
  5. Porcupine Lawn and Snow

    Porcupine Lawn and Snow LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 335

    It's not that it makes me "happy" but the problem is I've tried running 89 and they just don't run as good.
     
  6. poncho62

    poncho62 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 222

    I did a bit of research, and only Esso and Shell premium gas is ethanol free up here. Just so you know
     
  7. ProStreetCamaro

    ProStreetCamaro LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,103


    That is interesting. We run 87 in everything even handhelds. The lower the octane the more power an engine makes. For max power you want to be right on the verge of detonation.
     
  8. Porcupine Lawn and Snow

    Porcupine Lawn and Snow LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 335

    Yes I know that and I mostly try to run Shell 91 :canadaflag:
     
  9. Porcupine Lawn and Snow

    Porcupine Lawn and Snow LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 335

    I believe that you have true luck running 87 with no problems. Like someone else said ditto :)
     

Share This Page