2 Cycle Oil

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by ztrguy, Jun 2, 2007.

  1. ztrguy

    ztrguy LawnSite Senior Member
    from NE FL
    Messages: 466

    I have Redmax, Kawa, and Stihl handhelds and of course each Brand wants you to use their own oil. I can't possibly take the time to mix oil for three different brands. I need one brand of 2 cycle oil to use with all three different brands of equipment. What do you guys suggest? What works for you? Thanks!
  2. lawnspecialties

    lawnspecialties LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,524

    Each one their latest oil mix products should work in all. Or you could go with Opti-2.
  3. Andyshine77

    Andyshine77 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 147

    They will all work. I like Mobil-1 Racing 2T at $7 a quart you can't beat it.
  4. ffemt1271

    ffemt1271 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,285

    i use pennzoil synthetic blend, can usually find it for about 12$ a gallon.
    i've been using it daily for 5 years with no problems.

    MOW PRO LAWN SERVICE LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,568

    To us itz so much easier to buy the pre mixed bottles it saves confusion.
  6. Andyshine77

    Andyshine77 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 147

  7. klcArk

    klcArk LawnSite Member
    Messages: 28

    Another vote for Opti-2 :)
  8. JTF40

    JTF40 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 875

    Opti-2 here, also. I have used it for many years - trouble-free performance. :usflag:
  9. Jay74

    Jay74 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 57

    Stihl Ultra... especially if you use the new hybrid 4-strokes.
  10. NittanyLawncare

    NittanyLawncare LawnSite Member
    Messages: 83

    I just looked up the opti-2 stuff and :eek: It says that no matter what the engine calls for I can run it at 100:1, do you guys actually do that? I have some older echo hc-160's that call for 32:1, but my trimmer and blower call for 50:1. Sure would be nice to run the same for all of them. I have trouble buying it, but if you guys say you do it without trouble, I'll give it a shot...

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