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do you have something similar to your letter from stihl?

 

Yes. Stihl have issed a letter approving the use of Aspen in their machines. I think AA oils posted it on here a while back?

 

But you won't damage a new saw running it on Aspen.

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Hate to be a pain, but do you have something similar to your letter from stihl? Thinking of getting a new saw and running it on Aspen from the off, but I'd hate to mess up several hundred quids worth of saw with nothing more than a few posts on a forum as comeback, if you dont mind.

You dont need a letter, just read the Husqvarna operator manual. Under the fuel section they reccomend the use of alkylate petrol.

 

Husqvarna also sell their own alkylate fuel, but not in the UK. Their fuel is actually Aspen. See the Husqvarna name on the bottom of the cans.

 

You can't get a higher endorsement than that!

 

As Ironbark says, you wont damage any machine using Aspen. There is more chance, as Morten says of causing damage by using pump petrol.

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What's the difference in cost between regular 2-stroke mix and Aspen? I bet it's more expensive.:001_tongue Is it really worth the extra money?:001_tongue:

A normal mix depends on he price of petrol and oil but runs out at around £8.00 for 5 litres.

 

Aspen 2T currently retails at £18.15 for 5 litres, so over £2.00 per litre more expensive.

 

Is it worth it? All I can say is that sales of Aspen are increasing rapidly so there must be many who think it is worth it.

 

I have been selling it for a year now and have sold around 1000 cans to a relatively small customer base. The majority of users were at first aprehensive, especially about the price, but they have come back for more, time after time, and would not contemplate returning to petrol. They know its costing them money but are convinced of its worth to them.

There is no doubt that engines run cleaner and service costs are lower.

Health issues are difficult to put a value on, but there is little doubt amongst users that they do not tire as quickly and productivity is therefore increased. What is an extra hours work a day worth over the year?

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