07 npr diesel

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Son's Lawn Maintenance LLC, Oct 22, 2013.

  1. larryinalabama

    larryinalabama LawnSite Fanatic
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    Its the same fuel, I kinda of agree with the others the savings might not be worth the peace of mind. I have seen off road fuel with no dye in it
     
  2. exmarkking

    exmarkking LawnSite Bronze Member
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    We run off road in skid steers and I think it smokes more and smells different. I like the way it burns. Maybe it doesn't have as much or any of the EPA ethanol etc in it? That would be a question for someone with more knowledge. But the due is there to prevent/deter people from using it on road because as other people have stated, the taxes are different. Plus I assume it doesn't have as much sulfer in it or more in it.
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  3. Chris_NC06

    Chris_NC06 LawnSite Fanatic
    Male, from Sanford, NC
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    I doubt it'll give the truck any problems, but as the others have said, it'll give you problems when that DOT officer decides to dip your tank. It only takes one time.
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  4. CLARK LAWN

    CLARK LAWN LawnSite Silver Member
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    Last sentence was somewhat on. I has a higher sulfer content than the on road fuel which is that ultra low sulfer. More sulfer is good as it lubricates the internal fuel system
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  5. exmarkking

    exmarkking LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Figures...anything good must be taken away by the gov
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  6. Hawkshot99

    Hawkshot99 LawnSite Senior Member
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    I dont know if I would be openly posting on a public forum that you break the law. Especially, when ou have your companies name posted on the same site....
     
  7. sgbotsford

    sgbotsford LawnSite Member
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    In Alberta, the cost differential between farm and road diesel is about 9 cents per liter. Or about 35 cents per gallon. About 10%. However any farm vehicle can use dyed fuel, even if it's on the road. So my pickup runs purple gas, but the Subaru doesn't. Here you have to get special plates for a farm vehicle, and the only place to get dyed fuel is a card lock, and you have to show your farm registration to get into the program.

    The definition of farmer is pretty liberal however. $10,000 gross sales per year averaged over the previous 3 years.
     
  8. zabmasonry

    zabmasonry LawnSite Senior Member
    from C. VT
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    I assume that Kajun is only running it in his truck in an off road application.

    I'll also point out to those who do run their trucks off road A LOT you can get a check back for the tax paid on fuel used off road if you can track it. Additionally if you want to only buy one type of fuel, and you track what you put it in you get get a check back for off road uses. For Example: I runabout 500 gals a month in on road diesel, and about 100 gals/month in my equipment. If i want to fuel both off of a single tank with a dispensing meter, I can submit my fuel logs to the DMV to get a roughly 30 check each month for the tax on fuel I didn't use on highway.
     

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