What brand of 2-cycle oil do you use?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by G.M.Landscaping, Aug 4, 2006.

  1. G.M.Landscaping

    G.M.Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 939

    I've been running stihl's 50:1 mix for about 12 years now. I use it in my toro 21" proline, stihl :saws,string trimmers, blowers, and even my echo equipment. Well all my 2-cycle use the same mix.

    Just curious what others use. I heard some have to much ash content which gives more carbon deposits.
  2. Trukfr8

    Trukfr8 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 22

    I always use Lawnboy ashless 2-cycle oil. This oil may be hard to find, but check Ebay and do a search for it. I have also found the oil and Lowes and Home Depot at times.
  3. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,526

    I use Stihl and the ''No-smoke'' brand also, great results with both.

  4. crawdad

    crawdad LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,938

    I use Stihl oil exclusively, have been doing so for over 20 years.
  5. Amsoil synthetic mixed @ 85/1
  6. PerfiCut L&L

    PerfiCut L&L LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 458

    Was using H.D. brand for a while but found that it doesnt burn that well and clogs the exhausts up so we switched to echo 50:1 and havent had any problems since.
  7. ThirdDay

    ThirdDay LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 442

    We have used Echo oil for years mixed with 89 octane gas and have no problems at all with any of our equipment.
  8. barnard

    barnard LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 618

    Sten's with fuel stabilizer.
  9. Likestomow

    Likestomow LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 997

    For seven years I have used Opti-2 mixed according to label directions.

    I use it in all my 2-cycle machines and nothing smokes. I had a Lawn-Boy come back from the shop and they added gas mixed with Lawn-Boy oil ... it smokes like an old fashioned locomotive.

    I really like Opti-2 and recommend it highly.
  10. CutInEdge Lawn Care

    CutInEdge Lawn Care LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 677

    Stihl mix and 87 Octane.

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