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Higher Ethanol % coming in fuel

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by Scagman31, Oct 15, 2010.

  1. Scagman31

    Scagman31 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 17

  2. Grass Shark

    Grass Shark LawnSite Senior Member
    from Zone 7
    Messages: 660

    This can be good. Wow it wont do damage to one in seven cars on the road but they are still puching for approval.
  3. Greenleaf Property MGT

    Greenleaf Property MGT LawnSite Member
    Messages: 74

    This isn't good for our equipment at all,talked to my dealer this A.M. and he said they have nothing except opti lube pre mixed fuel at $8qt. wonder if they make diesel string trimmers and blowers.LOL
  4. btanchors

    btanchors LawnSite Member
    Messages: 29

    You're not getting this.

    This is part of the stimulous plan to help the economy. Increased percentage of ethanol reduces our dependence on foreign oil (thus reducing the trade deficit), while at the same time, increasing demand for new lawn equipment, service, and repairs.

  5. mbrew

    mbrew LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 491

    When it gets here, and in most places that won't be anytime soon, It will not be the only thing available for many years to come.
  6. capelawncare.com

    capelawncare.com LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 8,136

    Go to a Marina and buy your fuel.
  7. Charles

    Charles Moderator Staff Member
    Messages: 8,642

    Yea and pay 50 cent more per gallon. Farmers must need another raise. Soon the Farmers will wear Saudi type robes:hammerhead:
  8. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 9,795

    i dont care if it is not harmful to engines, but i gather it aint the best for em and that is not ok with me and i hope it does not create widespread use
  9. atasteofnature

    atasteofnature LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 405

    Sorry if I am little behind, I talk to a dealer today who stated something needing to be added to the new diesel engines to make them burn hotter for the diesel?
  10. watsmi57

    watsmi57 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 327

    yeah ethanol is terrible for engines especially the 2-cycles. if you can find it or afford it run non-ethanol gas.

    but get ready guys...it's coming... there will be a day when there will be no more 2-cycle equipment. it will be a 4-cycle only world when the EPA gets done with us. the only thing I want a 4-cycle engine on is my mower!

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