All those noisy gasoline-powered lawn mowers you hear across America are at least emitting less pollution, according to an article in Sunday's Columbus Dispatch
. Lawn mowers are increasingly powered by E10, but the small engines can't handle a higher ethanol
blend than that, said a John Deere official quoted in the story. He added that a lot of lawn equipment manufacturers are looking at making more ethanol compatible engines. Too much ethanol can cause the engine to overheat, said a service specialist for Kohler engines in Kohler, Wis. quoted in the story. The right amount of ethanol, though, will actually cool the engine better than straight gasoline.
[Source: Columbus Dispatch]