Which 2 stroke oil is better?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Grits, Feb 20, 2009.

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Which 2 stroke oil is better?

  1. Echo

    44 vote(s)
    53.0%
  2. Redmax

    26 vote(s)
    31.3%
  3. Husqvarna

    13 vote(s)
    15.7%
  1. kemco

    kemco LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,410

    NOTA ... Been using Itasca for years with no real prob. I still have to clean the carbon out every now and then but had to do that when I was running Kawasaki oil. Itasca with shipping runs me about 30 cents added to the gas per gallon. Savings over kawi oil puts about $500 a year back into my pocket.
     
  2. 13Razorbackfan

    13Razorbackfan LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,567

    Been using Amsoil Saber Pro at 80:1 even in my stihl saws not to mention blowers and all my other 2 stroke equipment with great success. Low emissions and everything just seems to run smoother than other oils at 50:1
     
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  3. Texas*Golf*Bum

    Texas*Golf*Bum LawnSite Member
    Messages: 156

    Same here. Use Amsoil in bar oil, four cycle and two cycle. Also our six trucks. Great stuff.
     
  4. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
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  5. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
    Messages: 19,137

    Meh, Stihl has similar videos, as does most every brand out there. It's all marketing hype and propaganda.
     
  6. Todd73

    Todd73 LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Florida
    Messages: 2,172

    I wasn’t impressed with Amsoil. And I don’t know if it was coincidence or not, but a short time after starting to use their oil, my Echo weed eater, edger, and hedge trimmer all bought the farm. I can’t say for certainty that was the oil’s fault as the edger and eater were old and Home Depot models, but who knows? Bought all new Stihl equipment and used their mix. Horrible smell. Went back to Echo Red Armor and that’s probably where I’ll stay for the foreseeable future.
     
  7. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
    Messages: 19,137

    Hmmm......Every piece of equipment I have had that has been run on Amsoil Saber has lasted longer than other pieces previously that didn't.
     
  8. weeze

    weeze LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,363

    yeah probably. actually i wonder who makes the oil for husqvarna? i'm pretty sure they don't make it. they hardly make anything anymore. almost all of the trimmers and blowers are redmax. the chainsaws are probably jonsered saws.
     
  9. Ridin' Green

    Ridin' Green LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Michigan
    Messages: 19,137

    Husky actually makes their own saws, but I doubt they make any of their oils. Most of these companies sub it out to other places/oil companies.
     
  10. Kingsmen20015

    Kingsmen20015 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 24

    So have to toss it in here.... royal purple anyone??? I've ran it for three years nothing bad.
     

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