View Full Version : dual gas tanks

04-17-2005, 08:00 PM
you guys that have dual gas tanks do you have the both open or do you use one tank then switch over to the second. Oh and i am asking about on a Z not your truck.I have dual tanks on my Z and dont know what whould be the best way.

gene gls
04-17-2005, 10:15 PM
By running both tanks open, you maintain equal weight on both sides of the mower.


04-17-2005, 10:29 PM
On the Z's I have had, you can draw from one tank or the other. The fuel shutoff usually says, left, right, and off. Not aware of any other setup, unless you are talking about alternating constantly?

04-17-2005, 10:35 PM
oops, same post showed up twice

04-17-2005, 11:18 PM
I say run the tubes so they both drain equally. Then you have equal weight on both sides (like gene said) and you don't have to worry about switching them. My toro has them both drain equally so first it levels off the tanks (drains the tank that has more gas in it to equal out the other) then starts to drain them both equally.

Richard Martin
04-18-2005, 04:49 AM
Commercial Dixie Choppers draw from both tanks at the same time.

04-18-2005, 05:08 AM
I think on my Lazer it is either left,right or off.I don"t think I can draw on both at the same time.Now that I think about it that would not be a bad idea. :)

04-18-2005, 06:29 AM
On my scag its either the left or right tank not both. Only down side I see, if you run out then you are out. IF you use each tank then when 1 is empty you have a reserve

04-18-2005, 08:55 AM
I don't know if a Lazer will draw off both tanks at once or not. The weight thing makes sense, though.