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Old 12-22-2002, 08:47 PM
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Old 12-23-2002, 01:06 AM
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But etwman, don't you have to stop for off-road diesel anyway?
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Old 12-23-2002, 12:29 PM
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I'll usually stop every other day on my way home with the truck at a truck stop right around the corner and fill up both tanks without the trailer. 120 gallons of diesel/gas will run us about 2 days. Works alot better that way, no employees , no moving trailers around, no coffee break. High pressure pumps, 3 minutes done and gone.
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Old 12-23-2002, 12:59 PM
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very informative

etwman - very nice professional looking outfit. i am impressed with the way you run your business. I wish we all had the same attitude you do about your image. I only have one question. What is off road diesel?? I have a diesel truck, and mower. I run premium diesel in both. Seems to do the trick. Thanks again, and happy holidays!
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Old 12-23-2002, 01:53 PM
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I only have one question. What is off road
diesel?? I have a diesel truck, and mower. I run premium diesel in
both. Seems to do the trick. Thanks again, and happy holidays!


Hey everyone listen to this!!!!!

Off road diesel for those of you who don't know is non-road taxed diesel fuel. Same as heating oil. It has a dye in it that law authorities can check easily if you run it on the road. Big fines. But if you run it in mowers you can use it. Farmers use it all the time. Get this on road is about $1.50 gallon. Off road, $.89. Big difference. And perfectly Legal. Some truck stops have it as well. If they don't check with the heating oil supplier local to you to find out where to get it. As far as gasoline, there is no off road gas. However, on your yearly income tax for the business you can file a form to get that tax back that you ran in your mowers. Check with your accountant. You just have to track it closely. Whatever fuel goes into those transfer tanks on our truck goes to the mowers. That's how we track it. Some guys have separate credit cards for mowers. That's another idea. Guys you can save alot of $$ with off road fuels. KEep that in mind.

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Old 12-23-2002, 02:13 PM
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etw, wow thats a lot of weight on the trailor"9,870 lbs. fueled". I'd have to assume u have 2 (3,500 gvw) axles=7,000 lbs.!!!!
That would be 2,870 over, please correct me if i am wrong.

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Old 12-23-2002, 02:26 PM
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Off road diesel is identical to on-road

Just costs about $.20 less per gallon because it does not include state and federal road tax.

Used to be, off road had higher sulfur, which was better for lubricating injector pumps.

Your Dodge and mowers will run great on either.

There are usually high fines for using untaxed fuel in your truck, and it is easy to spot because it is dyed red like transmission fluid.

But, if nobody is checking....

You didn't hear that from me
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Old 12-23-2002, 06:10 PM
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blade94 they all are power strokes
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Old 12-23-2002, 07:44 PM
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Jeremy -

The enclosed trailer GVW is 9,999 so as long as we scale at that or less we are legal. With three mowers on board we are just barely legal. So we don't add much else. The axles are set for that GVW, but not sure which they are. I think they are 5,000 pound axles.

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KB -

We are saving more than .20 per gallon on off road diesel. All I know is the difference we pay at the pumps. Last week it was $1.56 for on road and .98 for off road.
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Old 12-23-2002, 11:04 PM
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New wide area mower for next year - It will also get into the small places - double flex-deck deal - both forward wings will follow the ground independent
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