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Bracing for Effect of EPAs Ethanol Ruling




Available in both 50:1 and 40:1 gas:oil ratios, ethanol-free TRUFUEL is a pre-mixed gas and oil product for two-cycle engines that eliminates the need to mix gas and oil. Courtesy of Vault Communications

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The decision by EPA to approve E-15 fuel, with 15 percent ethanol, serves as a well-justified source of concern for outdoor power equipment manufacturers and owners. According to the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI), more than 200 million pieces of outdoor power equipment have significant risk of operational failure or performance issues if owners fuel their equipment with E-15.

''It's easy to understand why manufacturers, dealers and owners of power equipment are very concerned about the corrosive nature of ethanol,'' said Mike Moorhead, president of TruSouth Oil. ''Ethanol may be appropriate for automobiles, but it's having disastrous consequences in both the small engine and marine industries. From complete failure of a product to significant decline in equipment performance to expensive repairs, ethanol is a major problem for the two-cycle engine.''

Totally free of ethanol and benzene, TRUFUEL protects the two-cycle engine from the corrosive nature of ethanol, ensuring peak performance of equipment, and protecting the investment on power equipment.

''It's careless to ignore the damage that ethanol causes in the tools of homeowners, landscapers, turf professionals, facility managers, loggers, firefighters and EMTs,'' said Moorhead. ''We suspected that allowable ethanol levels would increase, and that a demand would exist in the marketplace for an ethanol-free, convenient pre-blended fuel solution for two-cycle engines.''

- Courtesy of Vault Communications


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