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Name: David Cunningham
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Davecunningham
May 25, 2018 7:53 PM CST
Hi, I have a small rotary hoe which i have not used for some years. Having moved house several times since the manual has disappeared and I can't remember what the mix of oil to fuel is. It is a Shogun brand purchased off Ebay.

Any help much appreciated, Dave
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Name: Philip Becker
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Philipwonel
May 26, 2018 8:28 AM CST
Most two stroke engines take 4 oz.
To be sure, Google the make and model, to get specs. 👍👍

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Anything i say, could be misrepresented, or wrong.
Name: David Cunningham
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Davecunningham
May 26, 2018 4:06 PM CST
Philipwonel said:Most two stroke engines take 4 oz.
To be sure, Google the make and model, to get specs. 👍👍

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Thanks Plil, tried google but could find nothing. Most of my other gear is 25 to 1 or 50 to 1 and I usually mark it on thr tank but not for the hoe sadly. I also think that it might be something odd like 30 to 1 so really need to see if anyone else has the same make/model.
Thanks anyway, Dave
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Zencat
May 26, 2018 4:28 PM CST
Could you try a local lawnmower repair place? They sometimes have answers Google doesn't.
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NJBob
May 26, 2018 6:36 PM CST
50 to 1 mix is 2.6 oz to one gallon.
40 to 1 mix is 3.2 oz to one gallon.
32 to 1 mix is 4 oz to one gallon.
Most modern machines use a 50 to 1. But best to find out for sure. Safer going to a stronger mix if you can not find out. It will smoke to much and dirty the plug, but if you go to little oil it will wreak the engine.
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pardalinum
May 26, 2018 6:46 PM CST
If you know the brand name and model number (should be somewhere on the machine) you can google for the manual. Just include all that in your search and make sure you include the word "manual" (leave off the quotes).

I have searched for so many missing manuals I made a folder on my computer for the links to the manuals. I am posting this for anyone looking for missing manuals.
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ShadyGreenThumb
May 26, 2018 6:55 PM CST
This site says your rotary hoe is a 4-stroke engine.

https://www.crazysales.com.au/...

I be you can contact that website to find your model.
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ShadyGreenThumb
May 26, 2018 6:56 PM CST
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078BPGNFG/
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Name: David Cunningham
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Davecunningham
May 27, 2018 1:56 AM CST
Have searched high and low for info on the web and have come up with nothing at all but have a feeling it is 32 to 1 as I'm sure I had one machine that used that mix and i can't think what else it could be. Might try a quarter tank at 40 to 1 to see how it goes first though. Crossing Fingers!
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greene
May 27, 2018 5:03 AM CST
pardalinum said:...
brand name
google
manual


It's not advisable to guess; @pardalinum has the correct answer.

Whenever I buy anything used, the first thing I do is type the brand, make, model, serial number into a Google search to download free PDF versions of the user manual and the maintenance and parts manual. Give it a try.

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Name: David Cunningham
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Davecunningham
May 27, 2018 5:29 AM CST
greene said:

It's not advisable to guess; @pardalinum has the correct answer.

Whenever I buy anything used, the first thing I do is type the brand, make, model, serial number into a Google search to download free PDF versions of the user manual and the maintenance and parts manual. Give it a try.



Seems you may have missed the previous posts but I have already searched but nothing seems available.
Never mind....................
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ShadyGreenThumb
May 27, 2018 9:21 AM CST
I think it is an older model judging by Youtube. Maybe contact Shogun directly? There must be a tag on it somewhere to tell you the model number??
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ShadyGreenThumb
May 27, 2018 9:22 AM CST
Another search you can do it go to Ebay and do a "Purchases" search for any info you can get when you bought it. Ebay stores purchases we;ve made for many years back.
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Name: David Cunningham
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Davecunningham
May 27, 2018 5:58 PM CST
ShadyGreenThumb said:Another search you can do it go to Ebay and do a "Purchases" search for any info you can get when you bought it. Ebay stores purchases we;ve made for many years back.


Good idea but I can only go back to 2016 which is not far enough to get to the original purchase but thanks for the thought.
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vanozzi
May 27, 2018 6:58 PM CST
G'day Dave, this looks like your unit, though rebadged. If so, all your questions are answered.

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