Just to keep you up-to-date, the small engine killing fuel – E15 is now available in Wisconsin!
How to keep your small engine safe:
Don’t use fuel containing E15, E30 or E85 in your lawn mower.
If you go to get gas for your lawn mower check the pump and make sure you select the correct blend. If you have to use a blender pump (one hose, but different grade buttons) put 1-2 gallons into your car before you put the gas in your storage can.
From: Green Industry Pros
Beaver Dam, WI-based United Cooperative is offering E15 (15% ethanol, 85% gasoline) at 10 of its Cenex gas stations throughout Wisconsin. According to the Renewable Fuels Association, this brings the total to 75 stations in 12 states are offering E15. Those states are:
OPEI has relentlessly warned against the potential dangers that E15 poses to small engine-powered equipment. A consumer education campaign was rolled out this past fall.
United Cooperative’s convenience stores also offer mid-level blends including E30 and E85, which are available for use in flex-fuel vehicles.
I don’t know if it really matters, but I have located the service places in my area that sell non-ethanol fuel. That is what I buy for my lawn tractor. Actually my local Sears service center has a printout of all the non-ethanol locations, although I have found one closer to me to use. It costs a little more, but it’s not like I drive my tractor to town!