2 cycle engine question.....

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Guido, Sep 25, 2001.

  1. Guido

    Guido LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,087

    How long does it take you to burn up a tank of fuel in your blowers or trimmers, etc.

    1 hour? More or less??

    Between 60 and 70 oz tanks.

  2. watatrp

    watatrp LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 511

    I can usually get 1.5 to 2 hours on my echo trimmer. My backpack blower I usually fill it up once a week whether it needs it or not.
  3. crs

    crs LawnSite Member
    Messages: 121

    The Redmax EB-6200 will run about 40 minutes at full throttle.

    Redmax EB-431 runs about 1.5 hours on a full tank.

    Redmax BC-2300 string trimmer runs a little over an hour.

    Stihl FC-85(?) stick edger runs about 10 minutes.....just kidding, but it does have a really small tank.

    Echo SRM-2601 runs a little over an hour.

    Sorry I don't know what size tanks they have but I will try to find out and let you know.
  4. Guido

    Guido LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,087

    Thanks guys, thats all I needed to make sure I was right on this.

    I needed it for a little research I was doing. I'm writing a paper on finding the cost per hour of your equipment.

    It'll be in the elements of business section in the next hour or so.

    Thanks again!
  5. Bunton Guy

    Bunton Guy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,929

    We will refill our Br400 stihl blowers about 2 times a day once in the morning and once half way through the day. The trimmers get filled up about 3 times a day , stick edgers once ever other day, hedge trimmers about once per job, We go through 5 gallons of mixed 2-stroke fuel a month.
  6. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,773

    my lb with a gallon tank will go thru a gallon in 2.75 hours at full throttle

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