AFTER 13 years without using petrol from the pump, Nick Rose, owner of Redwood Tree Services, says making the switch to Aspen Alkylate Fuel has filled more than just his tanks. The efficiency and cleaner performance of his 2- and 4-stroke equipment has led to tremendous financial savings.

The seven operatives of the Surrey-based tree surgeons undertake a wide variety of domestic and commercial projects utilising a large fleet of petrol-driven equipment, including in excess of 30 chainsaws.

Nick said: “I first discovered Aspen Fuel when I attended the Arb Show at Cirencester. We were a relatively small firm at the time, conducting a lot of hedge work and domestic jobs, and I found I was experiencing a lot of headaches and side effects of working in such close proximity of 2-stroke engines. This was all but eradicated, overnight, after we trialled the Aspen product.”

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Aspen Alkylate Petrol is virtually free from sulphur, benzene and solvents, making it 99 per cent cleaner than regular petrol when comparing the level of hazardous hydrocarbons. With these ingredients removed, the odour and infamous ‘blue haze’ produced are minimal, reducing the impact the machinery makes on both the operator and the environment.

Nick said: “The health benefits were apparent immediately, but we quickly also began to discover how much better Aspen was for the health of our machinery.”

“Our chainsaws and other equipment are in use tirelessly, but the fact that Aspen burns so much cleaner and is free from ethanol means we very rarely experience reliability issues when it comes to engine performance – carburettors, gaskets, spark plugs even, which I’ve seen destroyed in a matter of weeks or months in chainsaws running on pump fuel, just aren’t an issue when you’re using Aspen.”

The savings for Nick extend beyond that of costly replacement parts, he has also noticed a reduction in his overall fuel usage. He said: “It takes us roughly six months to go through a 200-litre barrel of Aspen, which is great value when you consider the vast improvements in the efficiency of our equipment. Having the fuel on site is another major benefit and gives us further savings in the form of time, by not having to go to the petrol station every week.”

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