If you thought your mix was expensive

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Green Machine Mowing, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. Green Machine Mowing

    Green Machine Mowing LawnSite Senior Member
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    i was in the hardware store today and saw pre-mixed gas in little steel cans, 40:1 and 50:1, I'm surprised they didn't have some really thick stuff for the really cheap consumer equipment. I looked at the price and it was $7..................A QUART!!!:confused::confused::hammerhead::hammerhead:
     
  2. DanManofStihl

    DanManofStihl LawnSite Member
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    Its only $4.00 a quart at walmart I saw it about 2 months ago and just laughed. It is 92 octane with a synthetic oil and fuel stablizer though. I just wonder about what happens when it sits in storage for a year or two and some one goes to use it? Stabil says to only use it in for up to a year if you double the dose. Heres a link to the crap http://50fuel.com/
     
  3. Green Machine Mowing

    Green Machine Mowing LawnSite Senior Member
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    haha look at this quote from their website

    "I cut grass for a living and I now run 40 fuel in all my 2 cycle 40:1 equipment."

    who has seen any professional equipment that takes 40:1????:hammerhead:

    plus this stuff is so expensive youd be spending as much on trimmer gas as mower gas:confused:
     
  4. lifetree

    lifetree LawnSite Fanatic
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    Someone obviously thinks they can make some money on it !!
     
  5. newz7151

    newz7151 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Gas shouldn't really go bad as fast if it is in an air tight container, and if you're starting with 92 octane, you've got that extra buffer where you can loose a little before you get to stuff that will cause you problems.
     
  6. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
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    That stuff is great for a homeowner that cares about his equipment. It is high quality and takes all of the guesswork out of it for someone that might not be all that mechanically inclined. It does have a long shelf life and is perfect for someone that only does one little yard every week.
     
  7. bohiaa

    bohiaa LawnSite Fanatic
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    Purchase by the gallon.
     
  8. mowerdude777

    mowerdude777 LawnSite Silver Member
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    Thats true
     
  9. 4.3mudder

    4.3mudder LawnSite Silver Member
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    My uncle sells it at his hardware store, I think it is 50:1 though.
     
  10. SEMI-RETIRED

    SEMI-RETIRED LawnSite Member
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    I seen it yesterday at the marina,,50-1,,,6.99 a quart..

    Agree with some of the other posts, would be allright for homeowner that
    doesn't want to mess with mixing etc..

    Bob..
     

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