Echo PB400E

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by LawnscapeMN, Nov 4, 2005.

  1. LawnscapeMN

    LawnscapeMN LawnSite Member
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    Bought a couple of these used a couple weeks ago, havent put any gas in them yet except for what came with them. I was wondering if anyone knew the gas mix ratio? I have to go to a job in the morning and need to fill er up. Thanks for the info.
     
  2. QualityLawnCare4u

    QualityLawnCare4u LawnSite Gold Member
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    I use the four ounce bottles of echo oil (1 bottle per gallon). Wal-Mart also carries poulan brand I will use in a pinch but it smokes worse. I think (not sure, will have to check) the ratio is either 32:1 or 16:1, pretty sure its 32:1. It is easier though just to buy the 4 ounce bottles and not worry about getting it right. They are around a dollar per bottle at me dealer. Also have found the the echo brand seems to run better in my equipment.
     
  3. LawnscapeMN

    LawnscapeMN LawnSite Member
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    Ok thanks alot for the info.
     
  4. TURFLORD

    TURFLORD LawnSite Senior Member
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    50:1. any less and you'll be making clouds of blue smoke all day.
     
  5. Cigarcop

    Cigarcop LawnSite Member
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    I have 3 of these machines, the ratio is 50:1
     
  6. garth1967

    garth1967 LawnSite Senior Member
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    ditto they dont like a strong mix and i have found that cheap oil isnt good for it either use the right mix and good oil it will be a good machine to you
     
  7. QualityLawnCare4u

    QualityLawnCare4u LawnSite Gold Member
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    I stand corrected, it is 50:1 after going to check. Been so long since I had to figure it after just buying the 4 ounce bottles had forgot.
     
  8. jimmbo407

    jimmbo407 LawnSite Member
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    why not use synthetic oil? The mix doesn't matter than. Same gas gan for all 2 strock motors.
     

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