When it Comes to Outdoor Equipment: Ethanol is Not the Problem
April 14, 2015 - Issue #207View Full Issue
As the seasons change and we move into spring, the owner of an outdoor power equipment store, Donn Larson, recently reminded and outdoor equipment owners that using ethanol at the 10 percent level is both safe and economical in RFA’s The E-xchange Blog.
“As the owner of an outdoor power equipment store, I support ethanol,” stated Larson. “I have successfully used it for many years and have not encountered a single issue. This may be surprising to those of you who have heard the false ethanol warnings spread byBig Oil. They have spent millions on a campaign of fear and misinformation to mislead the public and maintain their monopoly on the liquid fuels market.”
Larson added, “More than 95 percent of U.S. gasoline contains up to 10 percent ethanol to boost octane or meet air quality requirements. Ethanol has helped to lower the price of gas simply by lowering our dependence on fossil fuel. It’s also renewable and improves the environment—Big Oil can’t claim that!”
Larson then noted, “The owner’s manual for my chainsaw stated that any use of alcohol would void the warranty. I knew that using ethanol would be just fine and I have proven that to be true because as I said, it still runs great today and starts on the second pull!
“I also use ethanol in most everything that I own—my over the road vehicles (they put on well over 125,000 miles per year collectively), my boat, mowers, blowers, etc.—and have never had a single problem. I also properly maintain my equipment and use fresh gas. While ethanol will not kill an engine, poor maintenance, old gas and misinformation just might. Make sure you have those three things straight and your small engines could be around for over 30 years too.”
To read Donn’s entire post, please click here.