one fuel mix for all

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by crewforeman, Feb 8, 2004.

  1. crewforeman

    crewforeman LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    I have heard that there is a new oil mix that can be run in anything. Anyone heard of this, using it, worth it. I know alot of people are running 50:1 and I believe we will be going to it shortly but from what this guy said it was a one for all......marketed that way ..any ideas?
  2. turf9

    turf9 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 233

    Yes been using it for 5 years now Tanika all my equipment shin,stihl.even my crappy old homlite saw no problems + it has a fuel stabilizer in it to.
  3. pjslawncare/landscap

    pjslawncare/landscap LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,410

    I use Echo or Shindaiwa 2 stroke mix in all my 2 strokes. No problems in 11 years
  4. lawnchopper

    lawnchopper LawnSite Member
    Messages: 211

    I run amsoils 100:1 8oz to 6 gal I generally mix it 8oz to 5 gal whichs make it 80:1 and is better for more sever duty. If you feel you have too you can mix it at any ratio you want
    and that can be used in all 2 cycle engines. :cool:
  5. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,858

    I use Opti 2 cycle mix. It is a "one for all" mix and I love it. You can buy it in just about any quantity from one gallon mix packets to five gallon buckets. I have started buying it in 2.5 gallon mix packets (makes 2.5 gal. of mixed fuel..) It's neat and easy that way.
  6. impactlandscaping

    impactlandscaping LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,332

    We have been using Opti as well..No problems with any 2 stroke equipment..Less headaches, and best of all one mix can in the mowing trailer instead of three..
  7. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    I have been using the Opti 2 since 2000 and it is awesome. No smokeout to the operator and I haven't had a clogged exhaust since then. I get it in the 1 gal jug that makes 100 gallons of fuel mixture. The cost is .41 cents per gallon.
  8. greendave

    greendave LawnSite Member
    Messages: 219

    Amsoil 100:1, Only thing I have ever used in ALL my stuff: edger, weedwacker, Lawnboy Commercial (15 years old and still running), outboards from 5hp up to 300hp. NEVER an engine failure, always some other demise that took them down.
  9. MR. Nomo

    MR. Nomo LawnSite Member
    Messages: 54

    As of a month ago I went to AMSOIL 100:1 mix. It has done well thus far in all of my equipment. Mixing @ 80:1 also.
    I hope it does well I bought a case of it!!
  10. walker-talker

    walker-talker LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 4,771

    Opti II here also.

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