I talked about this last year but it needs repeating. Lawn equipment and ethanol-blended gas do not work and play together. Ethanol absorbs moisture at an astounding rate and there are no products (that I can find) that will stop this process. So, before you put the urban farm equipment away for the winter, run all the fuel from the tank and carburetor (this includes 2 strokes). Any leftover (non-mixed) fuel can be poured into the tank of your car. Two-stroke fuel should be disposed in a proper and legal manner. In Plano call (972)-769-4150 to schedule a pick up.
Since ethanol is the new normal fuel, how do we live with it? Don’t buy more than you can use in a month or two. Use fuel stabilizers like STA-BIL and Star Tron to help with life expectancy issues. There are replacement fuels on the market but they seem pricey. Alternatives to ethanol-blend gas are propane (did you know we sell propane) and electric with both batteries and cords.
200 Times: http://www.watertowndailytimes.com/article/20120720/NEWS03/707209887
Fuel tester: http://www.fuel-testers.com/expiration_of_ethanol_gas.html
Star Tron: http://mystarbrite.com/startron/
New Fuel: http://www.vp-sef.com/