Barr’s Small Engines recently added Aspen Fuel to our long list of professional products. Aspen Alkylate fuel is 99% cleaner (in regards to the amount of hazardous hydrocarbons than regular pump Fuel) it is kinder to people, machines and our environment. Perfect performance for lawnmowers, string trimmers, chainsaws and snow blowers, boat engines, motorbikes, go-karts, mopeds and snowmobiles.
Barr’s Small Engines has found in recent years even the best fuel stabilizers are not living up to their claims of keeping your fuel fresh and in-turn letting people down when they need their equipment the most. This is why we recommend Aspen Fuel for any occasional user or long term storage.
Aspen Fuel is made by taking the gases produced by the crude oil distillation & cracking processes of fuel production.
In petroleum geology & chemistry, cracking is the process whereby complex organic molecules such as kerogens or long chain hydrocarbons are broken down into simpler molecules such as light hydrocarbons, by the breaking of carbon-carbon bonds in the precursors.
Alkylate is one of the purest petroleum products that can be produced. Alkylate is a synthetically produced petrol component. It can only be produced by a small number of refineries around the world; this is the main factor contributing to the cost of the product vs. readily available fuel designed for the automotive market.
Completely different than regular automotive pump fuel Aspen Fuel is not a fuel stabilizer, it is a fuel itself. Aspen fuel has a long history, but being new to our local market it can be a lot for one to take in. Aspen Fuel has ZERO ETHANOL which cannot be guaranteed by most new selecting pumps where one nozzle dispenses 3 or more grades of fuel. Regardless of the claims from fuel suppliers, there will always be some of the previous consumer’s fuel in the pipe after you select the grade of fuel you wish to buy. This can reach up to 11 liters or more of the previous fuel in the nozzle and hose before it gets back to the selecting valve.
The majority of our service work is caused by bad fuel. Stale, contaminated or compromised in one way or another. In these cases we generally need to remove the carburetor to clean it and flush the entire fuel system. We add Aspen for the start up and only use Aspen in our shop and service work. In the past we have found customers may pick up a machine and may not use it for 6 months to a year and at that time regular automotive fuel will certainly go bad regardless of the stabilizer you choose. This brought back a lot of re-work, using Aspen fuel we have stopped 100% of these fuel issues.
How to use Aspen Fuel
Definition – intermittent user with long storage periods – equipment used once every month or two, snow products dependent on weather conditions, backup generator(s) that sit with out running for long periods etc.
- Use either Aspen4 or Aspen2 for your daily fuel source
- Provides up to 5 years of being fresh
Daily user / Seasonal user:
Definition – Products used daily, or weekly during a season then stored for off season.
- Use automotive fuel for the season of use
- Purchase only small amounts of automotive fuel (30 day supply or less)
- Run equipment empty at the end of the season or before storage for more than 30 days
- Fill with Aspen4 or Aspen2 then run equipment for 5 minutes to ‘flush out’ automotive fuel from fuel lines and carb before storage.
- Shut off machine and store for off season. (NO stabilizer required)
Aspen comes in both conventional 4 stroke (non-mixed) fuel for mowers and tractors (it is also a great camp fuel for any stove or lantern that can handle multi fuels) and 2 stroke pre-mixed fuel at 50:1 acceptable for most 2 stroke products like chainsaws, string trimmers and other hand held products. If you have your own 2 cycle oil that you like to use such as Opti2 or Amsoil etc. you can always add that oil to the Aspen 4 product
Alkylate fuel by Aspen can be up to as much as 99% cleaner than regular pump gas. With virtually zero benzene and other aromatic hydrocarbons it not only burns cleaner, but produces less aggressive emissions which makes running gas powered products more enjoyable to users who are sensitive to the smell of exhaust.
When you use Aspen Fuel you avoid virtually all of the hazardous substances – such as benzene and aromatic hydrocarbons that may cause serious health problems. The engine also runs better; spark plugs & cylinders stay cleaner, for longer and Aspen does not go bad during storage, so your engine will start even when it’s not been used for a long time
There are plenty of environmental benefits too. Alkylate fuel, for example, produces 40% less ground-level ozone (smog) than traditional fuels. If spilled on the ground Aspen Fuel will evaporate before it can contaminate the ground. Aspen2 has a fully biodegradable synthetic oil.
|Part Number||Description||Retail||Volume Price*|
|Aspen4||PER LITER YOUR CONTAINER||$5.50||N/A|
|4T001||1 Liter Aspen 4||$8.49||$7.22|
|4T005||5 Liter Aspen 4||$38.99||$32.29|
|4T020||20 Liter Aspen 4 Drum||$149.99||$126.65|
|4T060||60 Liter Drum Aspen 4||$445.00||$378.25|
|4T200||200 Liter Drum Aspen 4||$1,435.00||$1,219.75|
|2TF001||1 Liter Aspen 2||$8.99||$7.64|
|2TF005||5 Liter Aspen 2||$41.99||$35.69|
|2TF020||20 Liter Aspen 2 Drum||$169.00||$143.65|
|2TF060||60 Liter Drum Aspen 2||$475.00||$403.75|
|2TF200||200 Liter Drum Aspen 2||$1,510.00||$1,283.50|
|D005||5 L Diesel (NEW)||$49.99||$42.49|
|AP200||Aspen+ 98 Octane||$1,740.00||$1,479.00|
|AR200||AspenR 102 Octane||$2,030.00||$1,725.50|
|1992||Pour Spout for 5 Liter Jug||$12.49||N/A|
|76100B||No-Spill Pour Spout for 5 Liter Jug||$29.99||N/A|
|1988||Drum Pump 200L||$32.99||N/A|
Aspen 4 Fuel 5L
*Volume price on standard package qualities. 1L = 12, 5L=3, 20L = 3, 60L =2, 200L=2
Free Local delivery within 75km of Georgetown on any orders over 200L
Small engines are often uncomplicated and, from a technical perspective, simple engines with poor combustion. That means that a lot of the fuel remains un-burnt. This has a negative impact on both the environment and on you, the user.
Aspen+ is an environmentally-adapted high octane petrol,
specially developed fuel for competition cars, motor cycles, snow-mobiles, outboard motors and other demanding applications, where maximum performance is required. Aspen+ gives the lowest environmental impact and health risks.
Aspen+ is a purer petrol, more or less free from harmful components such as benzene. One of the components are bioethanol. Using bioethanol emissions are cleaner with reduced health risks.
AspenR is a competition fuel that is developed for all types of motorsport. Aspen R always has a consistent quality, which facilitates optimum adjustment in the engine. It has the highest octane rating
RON 102/MON 90 according to FIAs international regulations.
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