Which 2 cycle oil do you use?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by AAXteriors, Apr 5, 2007.

  1. AAXteriors

    AAXteriors LawnSite Member
    Messages: 158

    I was just wondering what everyone else likes/uses. Also I'm thinking synthetic but is it worth the extra $

  2. Daner

    Daner LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,307

    I use Sthil...If you stick to the brand that the machines recommends, your pretty well covered. I have tried synthetic...but then It complicates things.
  3. AAXteriors

    AAXteriors LawnSite Member
    Messages: 158

  4. AAXteriors

    AAXteriors LawnSite Member
    Messages: 158

    What complicates things? Different brands other than the original manufacturer?

  5. Daner

    Daner LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,307

    If you run Synthetic In just some equipment and not the others...It can get mixed up...guys working with you or even yourself can put the wrong mix In.

    I always try to keep things simple:)
  6. Gruneich Lawn Care Inc.

    Gruneich Lawn Care Inc. LawnSite Senior Member
    from SD
    Messages: 295

    I have used Opti-2 synthetic in everything for the last 5 years, no problems in anything. I buy a case of the pouches that mix 2.5 gallons at the start of the year, dont have to worry about mixing it...
  7. ribbie78

    ribbie78 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 150

    stihl hd ultra. I too get a bunch for the whole year.
  8. Fantasy Lawns

    Fantasy Lawns LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,912

    I get the Shin mix in the 5 gallon bucket .... last fall local dealer had buy 3 get 1 free @ $70 per bucket

    Just transfer it into a 2 quart container n mix it at 13oz per 5 gallon of fuel ... no issues last 10 years
  9. Watson's Landscaping

    Watson's Landscaping LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 268

    I run amsoil 2 cycle mix in all my stuff and it runs great. Turns the gas blue so no way you could mix it up with any thing else. I'm also a dealer for amsoil so if you guys need any let me know I'll get you a price.
  10. mrgreen3

    mrgreen3 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 34

    Like the old saying goes...2 cycle oil is 2 cycle oil..

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