VP Small Engine Fuel & McClinton’s Tractor
VP: Have you ever had a customer come back with a fuel-related problem after using VP?
DM: No, never. Never an issue with VP.
VP: So it sounds like you’re not getting the repair work due to using and selling our fuels, but you’re selling more of the fuel … It seems to be a fair tradeoff.
DM: Absolutely. In fact, I have to tell on myself … I had taken five gallons up to my farm in east Texas for my 4-wheeler and mower. I thought I had ten gallons of pump gas in my barn for my big tractor. Well, my tractor was empty; I guess my dad didn’t fill it up the last time he was up there. I had just gotten [there] and didn’t want to have to get in my truck and go into town to get gas.
I looked at that five gallons of VP [4-cycle small engine fuel] and said well, okay. So I put five gallons of VP into my 1954 tractor, and the thing has never run so good in its life. I told my tractor, “Now don’t you get used to this [laughs]. That’s a little expensive just to be shredding the pasture.”
I can usually tell when I need to head back to the barn to get fuel – just the time [spent] mowing. It got to be about that time, and I figured I needed to start heading back before I ran out of fuel. Hell, I got back to the barn, and I still had over half a tank. I said, “Dang, I’m even getting better gas mileage with this stuff.” Like I say, VP and me – we go together.
VP: What would be your one-minute elevator pitch to customers about using the fuel in their small engine equipment?
DM: You know, ethanol is not our friend at all. You’re fixin’ to spend a couple of hundred dollars on a piece of equipment. Why don’t you spend a little bit more on some fuel that’s not going to let you down? As a matter of fact, I’ve got 20 gallons of it in my garage at the house sitting next to my Honda generator, just in case we get a storm or a tornado and lose power. I’m good to go [chuckles]!
We want to thank David for his time and insight and mention that he was not paid for his endorsement and testimonial. Take it from an expert. Whether a professional landscaper or weekend yard warrior, we think you’ll agree; the best gas for lawnmowers and all outdoor portable equipment isn’t gas, but a premium fuel designed and manufactured by a company that has blended world-renowned specialty fuels for nearly 50 years.
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