This is the Gas and Oil Blend for Yard Equipment Leaf Blowers

Your Yard Machines leaf blower will last longer if you buy the right gasoline and combine it properly. Learning how to properly choose and maintain the gasoline for your leaf blower might prevent you from having to spend time and money fixing any damage to the fuel tank.

Using a 50:1 ratio of gas to oil is recommended for fueling Yard Machines portable leaf blowers.

  • 50 parts gas with an octane value of 89 or higher and no more than 10% ethanol.
  • A 2-cycle oil approved by ISO-L-EGD and JASO M345 FD for use in air-cooled motors, with a single component.

This is the Gas and Oil Blend for Yard Equipment Leaf Blowers

Utilizing Outdated Fuel in a Yard Machines Leaf Blower

Yard Machines warns that fuel should not be left sitting in the leaf blower for long periods of time. For one thing, gas can lose some of its quality as quickly as 30 days after purchasing.

Most gasoline now has ethanol added to it, and ethanol naturally attracts moisture from the air and draws it into the fuel system. Over time, varnish and sticky deposits form in the water and ethanol combination where the gas has separated off.

This mixture is not only harmful to the engine and fuel system because of the corrosion it generates, but it also reduces fuel efficiency and shortens the lifespan of fuel system and engine components.

To put it bluntly, ethanol is bad for your little engine. Fuel with an ethanol concentration of more than 10% should be avoided.

Only buy new fuel and use it within 30 days of purchase. I know it’s tough to estimate how much petrol you’ll use in this time range.

This calls for the application of a fuel additive, which will stabilize the gas and extend its useful life.

There is a fuel stabilizer in some 2-cycle lubricants. If the manufacturer doesn’t specify a longer lifespan for the stabilizer, you shouldn’t count on it. Between thirty days and two years is the range of effectiveness for several stabilizers.

Sea Foam Motor Treatment or STA-BIL are two examples of fuel stabilizers you could use.

Blend of Gasoline and Oil for 2-Cycle Lawn Equipment Like a Leaf Blower

Do not risk having to replace your 2-cycle Yard Machines leaf blower by making the common mistake of using plain gas in it.

The engine will seize up and die if you use regular gas instead of premium. The engine’s internal parts wouldn’t be able to move smoothly without the oil that is often mixed with the fuel.

The engine of a Yard Machines leaf blower will only need a single fill point for a combination of oil and gas fuel.

For proper operation, 2-cycle Yard Machines machinery needs a fuel ratio of 50 parts gas to 1 part oil. The ratio is 50:1, thus the oil and gas are combined.

Use regular unleaded gas with an octane value of 89 or higher and no more than 10% ethanol to make this blend. Put in some premium 2-cycle oil that has been approved by ISO-L-EGD and JASO M345 FD.

Instructions for Filling a 2-Cycle Yard Machines Blower with Gas and Oil

  • In order to calculate how much fuel mix to make, consult the table below.
  • Take the top off a legal gas container. Fill a gas can with unleaded fuel (with an octane value of at least 89 and no more than 10% ethanol by volume).
  • Add the 2-cycle oil to the gas can based on the chart of required ounces of oil.
  • Make sure the cap is back on.
  • The fuel and oil should be gently shaken together until they are thoroughly blended.
  • Refill the gas tank of your Yard Machines leaf blower.

MTD offers 2-cycle engine oil that is suitable for use. This Kawasaki two-cycle hybrid is another option. Depending on the size of your vehicle, you can purchase it in either 5.2 oz. or 6.4 oz. bottles, with each bottle making a 50:1 mixture with either 2 gallons or 2.5 gallons of gas.

Mixing Gas and Oil for Two-Cycle Lawn Mowers and Leaf Blowers

Gas to Oil Mix1 Gal2 Gal2.5 Gal
50:12.6 oz5.2 oz6.4 oz

Fueling a Yard Machines Leaf Blower With Ethanol-free Fuel Is Recommended

When operating a Yard Machines blower, it is recommended that you use a fuel that does not include ethanol to prevent any unwanted side effects. This is the more expensive way to fuel your fan.

TruFuel offers a 50:1 fuel blend that doesn’t contain ethanol and is ready to be poured into the gas tank. This is not only the most practical choice for the user of the blower, but also the best choice for the blower itself.

Having fuel on hand is a huge convenience for me. No more frantic trips to the petrol station and the resulting mess.