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Which gas to use?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Titans Fan, Jan 4, 2004.

  1. Titans Fan

    Titans Fan LawnSite Member
    Messages: 96

    Was wondering which grade of fuel most of you use?
    Does it really matter in the end?
     
  2. craigs lawncare

    craigs lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 307

    You might want to get a bit more specific with your question.
    Lawn mowers, line trimmers, grass blowers, your truck?

    Craig :)
     
  3. lawnman_scott

    lawnman_scott LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,547

    87 octane, the cheap stuff.
     
  4. sbvfd592

    sbvfd592 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 668

    Da cheep stuff
     
  5. Titans Fan

    Titans Fan LawnSite Member
    Messages: 96

    I was mainly asking about mowers and small engine stuff!

    Thanks
     
  6. craigs lawncare

    craigs lawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 307

    I use regular unleaded (87 octane) gas with Stihl fuel mixture for my line trimmers and blowers. I use super unleaded in my Z.

    Craig:)
     
  7. Sauls1686

    Sauls1686 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 171

    Echo recommends higher octane fuel to keep the engine from gumming up etc.

    Your exhaust port won't clog as much with a high octane fuel.
     
  8. sildoc

    sildoc LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,925

    87
    Most manufactures recomend a min of 87 and some recomend 87 period.
    I ran supreme, ultra, super and other (89 and 92) but didn't notice the differance except the end price.
    That is why I run 87.
     
  9. WLM

    WLM LawnSite Member
    Messages: 16

    I use amoco 92 octane in everything, things run alot better with that gas. just my .02. The truck gets 87.
     
  10. Westbrooklawn

    Westbrooklawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 426

    Same as WLM.....Amoco 92 in mowers 2 cycle......87 in truck. It DOES make a difference in the small engines, especially the 2 cycle. Just my opinion......
     

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