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Old 02-23-2014, 12:27 PM
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Fuelling the mower --- QUICKLY

The new small fuel containers just suck outright. Are there any new "safe" design ones that will do a gallon in 30 seconds?
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Old 02-23-2014, 12:49 PM
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Race cans work well
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Old 02-23-2014, 12:52 PM
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The cans like nascar uses.
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Old 02-23-2014, 01:00 PM
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The new small fuel containers just suck outright. Are there any new "safe" design ones that will do a gallon in 30 seconds?
Are you required by state law to only have 1 gallon fuel cans?.
Really curious why you need to fill your equipment fast in the first place?
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Old 02-23-2014, 03:51 PM
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Are you required by state law to only have 1 gallon fuel cans?.
Really curious why you need to fill your equipment fast in the first place?
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No, I use a 5 gallon jug, but I don't want to sit there for 10 minutes filling up my fuel tank.
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Old 02-23-2014, 04:13 PM
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If your business is relying on time, and the time lost due to re-fueling, then get a transfer tank and put it in the bed of your truck.

If not, then you'll just need to deal with it.



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Old 02-23-2014, 05:19 PM
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I go right to the gas station to fuel my mowers. a lot easier I think.
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Old 02-23-2014, 05:50 PM
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I have been putting metal, screw in valve stems (with the core removed) in my gas cans. They pour fuel like they are supposed to. No gurgling, no spilling. DO NOT use rubber valve stems, the alcohol will degrade them and they will literally fall off.





Another option is to get fuel cans from Summit Racing, Jegs, local speed shops or gas stations that sell race fuel. They are in different colors, come with a hose, and are vented with a 5 gal capacity.

The other option that I know is to use the following kit from TSC. It includes a pour spout, and vent. It is a "water can" kit, but its the same material they use in their fuel kit. The difference is in many states they can't sell them for fuel cans due to emissions regs (which is why we have the gurgle cans). I have been using the "water" kit on a fuel can for a few years and it shows no degradation from the fuel.

http://www.tractorsupply.com/en/stor...for-water-jugs
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Old 02-23-2014, 09:32 PM
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I go right to the gas station to fuel my mowers. a lot easier I think.
Daily trips to the gas station are a major waste of time especially if you're paying people while you do it. I go once a week.
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I have a pile of the metal safety cans with the handle to open the cap. Not as quick as the NASCAR cans but they work pretty well
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