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Ethanol Gas, Working For America?


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#1 John@Reliable OFFLINE  

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Posted June 20, 2013 - 01:11 PM

Very interesting video,  eye opener for me of the real cost :mad2:

 

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Posted June 20, 2013 - 01:48 PM

Thanks John, I really learned a few things from that video.. :thumbs:


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Posted June 20, 2013 - 01:51 PM

I know it's all put a world of hurt on us here on our farm.  For cash grain farmers it's been a huge money maker.  For us it's a cash drain.....no money in dairy at the moment.  Lucky to stay above water.


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Posted June 20, 2013 - 02:02 PM

I know it's all put a world of hurt on us here on our farm.  For cash grain farmers it's been a huge money maker.  For us it's a cash drain.....no money in dairy at the moment.  Lucky to stay above water.

  You have to wonder how many politicians have interests in this.   


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Posted June 20, 2013 - 02:05 PM

Never looked like a good answer to me and I am a kid that grew up on a grain farm in Ohio... but the farmers out here in Nebraska where I currently serve have reaped the benefits.


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Posted June 20, 2013 - 03:09 PM

I can't watch the video but I've researched Ethanol a little and all I have to say is that like many other areas of our lives the GOV needs to  gtfo2.gif


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Posted June 20, 2013 - 03:27 PM

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Go to the Front Office???


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Posted June 20, 2013 - 03:36 PM

Go to the Front Office???

lol... "get the %&$# out".


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Posted June 20, 2013 - 05:00 PM

Around the MidWest, it's just about treason to tell a farmer this doesn't work. The gas pumps at Caseys in Illinois have only gasahol. When I went to Indiana, Caseys sold straight gas. At least at the place I went.....


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Posted June 20, 2013 - 06:05 PM

Ethinol hurts fuel mileage and performance and eas up seals. So how can it be better

 

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Posted June 20, 2013 - 06:31 PM

I decided to try Ethanol Shield (http://www.b3cfuel.c...ethanol-shield/) a few years ago. I put some in my Dad's 1969 Wheel Horse Raider 10. It doesn't get run very often and the last time I went to start it, once it pulled some of the fuel through the line (I always forget about the inline fuel shutoff valve) it popped right off. The fuel in it is one and a half to two years old, and Ethanol Shield has been in it as long as the fuel. The fuel in the tank doesn't even smell close to being as old as it actually is.


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Posted June 20, 2013 - 06:43 PM

If I start on this I can't see an end. Way too many politics involved.

 

Only gonna say that politics is like wood ticks, only bigger.


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Posted June 20, 2013 - 07:06 PM

I have a good friend that is a grain farmer and he has said the ethanol business has caused a good price for his corn, but other expenses along the way. Kind of a "double edge sword".


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Posted June 20, 2013 - 07:10 PM

I decided to try Ethanol Shield (http://www.b3cfuel.c...ethanol-shield/) a few years ago. I put some in my Dad's 1969 Wheel Horse Raider 10. It doesn't get run very often and the last time I went to start it, once it pulled some of the fuel through the line (I always forget about the inline fuel shutoff valve) it popped right off. The fuel in it is one and a half to two years old, and Ethanol Shield has been in it as long as the fuel. The fuel in the tank doesn't even smell close to being as old as it actually is.

I put SEAFOAM in my small engine gasoline all the time!


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Posted June 20, 2013 - 07:57 PM

I put SEAFOAM in my small engine gasoline all the time!

 

Me too.  I bought a gallon of it at Tractor Supply.  

 

I wish the ethanol would just go away.  It has ruined a few of my things already.


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