No matter if you’re already an Aspen convert or if you are still thinking about making the switch, who doesn’t like the sound of free fuel?
At this years Arb Show, visitors will be able to test their strength and determination against their friends and colleagues by taking part in the Aspen Challenge on the Aspen fuel stand over the 2 days the show is open.
Participants will be asked to see how long they can hold out a full can of Aspen fuel (3.7kg) at arms-length and the person who sets the best time over the weekend will win a year’s* supply of Aspen 2 pre-mixed alkylate petrol.
Along with the top prize of a year’s supply of Aspen 2, each participant will be able to win a huge selection of prizes based on how long they last and everyone’s a winner!
But just how much is a year’s supply of fuel to the typical arborist?
Looking at figures from businesses who run their machines 100% on Aspen 2, Aspen fuel UK has worked out that the average arborist uses between 70-90 litres of 2-stroke fuel per year.
Do you know how much fuel you use a year?
Most people don’t and are pleasantly surprised how little fuel they use per year when switching to Aspen 2. Those that haven’t tried using Aspen fuel will often comment that they believe the cost is too high compared to regular 2-stroke. Often, this is down to an over assumption of how much fuel their business gets through, as fuel usage is not something which often gets tracked and users tend to remember the jobs where they use lots of fuel rather than the jobs which use very little.
Just how much does it cost your business to run on Aspen fuel?
Not a lot in the scheme of running a business. Working on the bulk user pricing which can be found on the Aspen fuel website, Aspen 2 can work out only around £1.20 + VAT more per litre. Whilst this sounds a lot if you were putting it in your car, for the average arborist using 70 litres a year this would mean an increase of only £1.56 per week which is a small price to pay for the added benefits Aspen fuel offers.
What is Aspen alkylate fuel?
Aspen alkylate petrol is an alternative fuel for small petrol-powered machinery such as chainsaws and lawnmowers which is 99% cleaner* than regular forecourt petrol. Aspen 2 is pre-mixed with a top quality, bio-degradable, fully synthetic 2-stroke oil and has a shelf life of 3-5 years unlike regular petrol which starts to degrade in as little as 30 days.
Aspen is virtually free from harmful substances such as benzene which is especially important if you work with 2-stroke machines on a daily basis as exposure to regular petrol emissions is harmful to the human body.
For more information about Aspen visit the Aspen fuel stand at the Arb Show 17th-18th May at Westonbirt National Arboretum, visit www.aspenfuel.co.uk or contact your local stockist.
*in regard to the amount of hazardous hydrocarbons.
*Year’s supply prize = 100 litres, full terms provided at event