Equipment Care Information
To prolong the life of your petrol powered garden equipment, below are some handy hints to help prevent them from having issues.
It is recommended that if your equipment is being stored for long periods of time unused (longer than 3 months) drain the fuel from the tank, then start the machine & run until the carburettor is dry, the machine will stop when it has run out of fuel supply. This helps prevent build up of gum in fuel system & carburettor parts as the fuel mix goes ‘off’ (stale).
Fuel / Oil Mixtures
When mixing 2-stroke fuel, always use the quantity of oil recommended by the machine owner’s manual.
Use a good quality oil by the manufacturer or a product recommended by a authorised supplier.
When storing fuel, keep it in a cool shaded area to prevent condensation build up in the fuel can which cause water droplets to contaminate the fuel.
Only keep pre-mixed 2-stroke fuel for no longer than 2 months.
In summer, we recommend only keeping for about 4 weeks.
Water contamination is a very common engine problem and will reoccur if mixing and storage of fuel supply isn’t adhered to.
Mixing 2-stroke fuel in smaller quantities, 2-litres, is a good way to ensure you can use it up.
It is recommended equipment be serviced every 12 months. Particularly if used regularly in the summer season operating under heavy load or high temperatures. Regular servicing prolongs the life of the equipment.