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Gas is great but has its downfalls, especially on equipment that is used seasonally. It goes bad! When it goes bad, it gums up your engine requiring you to take it to a shop to have the carburetor cleaned. Gas from a gas station can start deteriorating in as little as 30 days. On top of that they add ethanol to the mix which is like instant death for small engine fuel systems.
TruFuel is exactly that, a True Fuel. It is 92 octane, doesn’t contain any ethanol and has synthetic lubricants that have been added to keep it fresh for up to 2 years. Unopened it has a 5 year shelf life which makes it good for doomsday preppers also. Another great feature is that TruFuel comes pre-mixed. You can get either a 40:1 or 50:1 ratio for all your equipment needs, it also comes straight with no pre-mix for your 4 stroke engines.
Trufuel is going to take the guesswork out of mixing oil and will prevent most fuel system related problems. Outdoor power equipment manufacturers all say most of their equipment gets returned due to bad gas. Recently Eric sent me a picture of TruFuel that they have on the fire engine for their rescue saw. I asked him why they use TruFuel and he said because when you are saving lives the equipment has to work perfect. TruFuel helps them achieve that.
Whenever we get a gas-powered tool to demo, we put TruFuel in it to make sure we are getting the best possible power for our tests. I like to have a few cans of TruFuel on hand at all times.