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Auxilary Fuel Tanks

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by MSYardman, Nov 16, 2001.

  1. MSYardman

    MSYardman LawnSite Member
    from MS & LA
    Posts: 62

    I'm trying to buy an auxilary fuel tank for my Ford F250 Diesel. Local mechanic said that they aren't allowed to plumb them into the existing fuel tank anymore. Has anyone else heard this?

    Also, the cost of the auxilary tank is beyond belief. $600? $700? Up to $1000 for the tank/tool box combo unit.

    Am I crazy? Or, did I used to buy a 100 gallon auxilary tank for about $125 and then add a little labor have a guy plumb it in?

  2. paul

    paul Lawnsite Addict
    Posts: 1,625

    Nope you can't do that any more! DOT(Feds)has stopped this practice. they make extra tanks that fit under the body and are crash worthy or you can get larger tanks fitted as replacements for your regular tank.
  3. CT18fireman

    CT18fireman LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 611

    On my trucks I have the electric pump with the nozzle. I can just pump the fuel into the truck if I need to. I find that this is fine. Gives me the reserve I need and I can still fuel my equipment.

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