talk about expensive gas

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ffemt1271, Jul 24, 2007.

  1. ffemt1271

    ffemt1271 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    i was at my dealer today , they have started selling pre-mix 50:1 & 40:1 in cans. $4 per quart or $13.99 Gallon i can't remember the name but it came in metal cans. :hammerhead:

    DOLMARatOS LawnSite Member
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    Wait. They were SELLING FUEL? Actually selling it, not just putting fuel in your mower and charging a Fluids Fee like we do?

    This is a BIG no-no. Is anyone dumb enough to actually buy pre-mixed fuel? Wow.

    I'm sorry, I'm a dealer but that is ridiculous and dangerous. Wonder what the state fuel and transportation guys would say?
  3. Americal Vet

    Americal Vet LawnSite Senior Member
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    My thoughts exactly..........:confused:
  4. ffemt1271

    ffemt1271 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    yeah thats what i thought when i saw it, as if gas wasn't high enough already.
  5. r.eckley

    r.eckley LawnSite Member
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    Thats about as bad as buying premixed antifreeze. Who cant mix their own. People sure like to have everything done for them.

    DOLMARatOS LawnSite Member
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    I dunno. I like the pre-mix stuff JUST for the fact that they use distilled water. If I don't have access to distilled water for coolant systems, the pre-mix is the way to go. Remember, the less minerals in the water, the longer your coolant will last.
  7. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
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    I don't care about how long the coolant will last since I change it out every 2 years anyway. Tap water is the number 1 reason that radiators get holes in them. I use premix too. I also keep a gallon container of distilled water to top off the tank in case I'm out of premix (like now).
  8. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
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    I sell my neighbors a gallon of premix for $5 if they come looking for a little gas for their trimmer.
  9. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
    Posts: 6,462

    wow...not the best idea...
  10. Juan_Deere

    Juan_Deere LawnSite Senior Member
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    The purpose of premix is for people that don't need to top off that often. I think it's pretty stupid to buy a gallon of anti-freeze, that has to be mixed with a gallon of water, when you are only going to use half a gallon, or less, in your vehicle. Now you have a little less than two gallons of anti-freeze that you have to worry about storing, and you still only have one, one gallon, anti-freeze bottle. Many people also don't have a garage or shed to keep extra chemicals around. So it makes perfect sense for them to buy premix. It doesn't make them dumb or lazy.

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