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Putting Gas in the Model X

Discussion in 'Model X' started by FarmerDave, Apr 16, 2016.

  1. FarmerDave

    FarmerDave Member

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    Gas in the Model X.jpg

    Trunk cavity (below the floor) fits two fives and a one snugly with no spilling. Pressure washer and mover have ICE's.
     
  2. AEdennis

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    Hope you left windows open
     
  3. FarmerDave

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    Windows were left closed, no gasoline smell at all. Only drove 4 miles tho.
     
  4. Pando

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    Did you pull up to the gas pump? I hope someone took a picture. :D
     
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  5. sukhi

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    This where that bio defense mode would come in handy
     
  6. GoTslaGo

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    Whatever you do, don't vacuum any spilled gasoline out at the end. See last video post for "ICE cars are dangerous (#158)":

    ICE cars are dangerous.
     
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  8. PGeer

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    Check out the Stihl battery family(blower, lawn mower, weed eater). I have two lithium batteries and rapid charger (15-20 min to full charge). I've had a bunch of other brands, but these are heads and shoulders better.
     
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  9. Pando

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    I've used Greenworks 40V G-Max Dual-blade mower for about 3 years now. As soon as I first tried it, I sold my gas mower immediately. Not to mention that the same battery and charger allows me to use a blower, trimmer, hedge cutter, pole saw and chain saw, which I bought as tools only (w/o battery/charger) for cheap.

    No more ripping pull cord, stinky gas, oil changes, and fumes.
     
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    #10 vandacca, Apr 19, 2016
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    I like the Oregon Cordless tools (I have the chainsaw, pole-saw, hedge trimmer and edge trimmer). Oregon didn't have a leaf blower when I bought mine, so I have a 40V Ryobi leaf blower (may switch to Oregon blower so everything shares the same batteries).

    I also have a 56V EGo lawn mower, which a year ago was the best electric mower available in Canada. Things may have changed now. Stihl may have introduced some good products, but I've already committed to the Oregon battery system.

    Now if physics allowed a decent electric snow-blower, I could be petrol-free once my X arrives.
     
  11. FarmerDave

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    AFIK no one makes a battery-powered riding mower. With an acre of lawn to mow and remove leaves from, I'm stuck with a John Deere.
     
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    Actually Cub Cadet makes a battery powered rider...
     
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    I find that the 40v Ryobi Leaf Blower I bought a few years ago works fine. They now seem to have a newer model that is even more powerful! Give them a try, or let me know why you feel they don't work.
     
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    This is my grass...[​IMG]
    no gas mower, no gas trimmer...
    no fertilizer, water or pesticides
    DuPont™ ForeverLawn® Select VR
    ...so real in appearance that the chem lawn guy actually asked how we kept it so green
     
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  16. goneskiian

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    We were given a Black and Decker battery mower as a house warming gift 8 years or so ago. I paid ~$120 2 years ago to have it refurbished with new battery, connection, and handle. Works for my small lawn just fine. Two years ago I bought the EGo blower, and string trimmer as they were the best I could find at the time. Still trying to find and excuse to buy the EGo mower too but can't kill the original B&D so it lives on. No gas here but admittedly a pretty small yard.
     
  17. fbitz777

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    actually Raven makes one ...I use this riding mover a lot, mostly as an ATV and I am surprised how fast it drive I can easily do 4 miles on electric drive.

    Raven America
     
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    Hi flmark,

    That is a brilliant reproduction, all the way down to the brown peeking through.
    That said, I refuse to cover land with plastic ::shudder::
     
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    A vote for eGO 56V 21" mower.

    I was not expecting it to be so good. A charge lasts a long time, lots of power, good suction, high quality. 30 minute recharging but you would need a pretty big lawn to worry about that.
     

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