2 stroke Measuring Device

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by TheChiefsLawnCare, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. TheChiefsLawnCare

    TheChiefsLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 960

    Anybody know if they make something where you buy a gallon of 2 stroke oil and then put a pump on it and lets say to make one gallon you pump once and to make 2 gallons you pump twice. now dont scold me, i no one pump wouldnt be enough for a gallon on gas, im just sayin hypnotically. im looking at getting away from buying the 6 packs of stihl 2 stroke oil and getting a gallon but dont want to have to carry around a measuring cup and poor the oil into the cup and then into the can.
  2. billythekid

    billythekid LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 439

    if you have a place that sells dirtbikes near you go buy a ratio rite cup you just pour from a jug into the measuring cup to the desired ration and gas amount and pour it into the gas can. they're like 8 bucks.
  3. Lbilawncare

    Lbilawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,119

    Tip-n-measure containers are made in many sizes. I buy gallons jugs of opti-2 and put them in the 1/2 gal size. They are better than a pump because they can be sealed shut and there is no chance of a pump breaking off if it tips over in the truck.
  4. KrayzKajun

    KrayzKajun LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,737

    go to academy and buy the measure cup for mixing boat motor oil!
  5. TheChiefsLawnCare

    TheChiefsLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 960

    i dont wann have to have a freaking measuring cup tagging alot and keeping up with it in my trailer. i dont have any racks in there yet to keep that ****. only racks i have is the blower water cooler and trimmers. i hate having all that crap on the floor. i need to get my shelves up and my hedge trimmer rack up and my spare tire mount so i can get some more floor space. but i might end up just having to get the measuring cup for right now cause im not doing the little 6 pack any more unless i get another pack and save the containers and then just refill them at home
  6. TheChiefsLawnCare

    TheChiefsLawnCare LawnSite Senior Member
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  7. mikeypizano

    mikeypizano LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 295

    I was thinking the pumps they sell for slushie mix but don't think they work for oil...
  8. R & R Yard Designs

    R & R Yard Designs LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 646

    Opti makes a pump made for there oil look on there web site
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  9. Bunton Guy

    Bunton Guy LawnSite Bronze Member
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    There would be no way to accuratly measure oil with a pump. Each pump will pull different amount of oil. If not pumped for a while it will take one or two good pumps to get it primed. At that point you might have one or two ounces less or more then the last time you pumped.

    Just get you a ratio rite cup from a motorcycle shop and call it done.
  10. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 15,778

    Ratio rite...
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