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Gas mileage/Running time?

Just curious if there is a way of knowing in advance of my first time using my snow blower how long it might run on a full tank of E0 gas? The tank capacity is one U.S. gallon.

(i.e. one hour straight, two hours straight)
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What snowblower do you have? What HP is the motor?

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probably 1 1/2 hours if the carburetors adjusted correctly
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Your Tecumseh HMSK90 should last slightly less than 2 hrs and it depends of course on how the engine has to lug namely the type of snow as wet and heavy vs light & fluffy plus the thickness comes into play so you will find out as you work with it. Anyone who has a more definite answer please oblige.

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They called it right. You are in that 1.5 to 2 hour range depending on work load. Always wondered why they did not put 1.5 to 2 gallon tanks on the throwers with larger motors. Nothing worse than being at the end of the driveway and running out of gas. The buoyancy fuel gauges would have been a nice touch.
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How long

I have a few people I help out due to be widows, divorced, handicapped etc on my block so I usually blow out about 10 houses and if I gas up ahead of time I can do them all and I've not run out of gas yet. In fact I can't remember how many times I've done it without filling.
I've got a 10hp 26" Craftsman custom built machine.
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Just curious if there is a way of knowing in advance of my first time using my snow blower how long it might run on a full tank of E0 gas? The tank capacity is one U.S. gallon.

(i.e. one hour straight, two hours straight)
all I know is, the bigger the HP rating, the faster it uses the gas. the little 3.5 and 5HP Tec. engines seem to run forever on a tank of gas.

the big 10HP Tec. engine sucked the tank dry in no time.

the higher the HP, the larger the carb bore venture, so the thirstier they are, because more airflow means more fuel being pulled in




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