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Diesel Fuel Cost_ Out Of Control!

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by lawn king, Oct 25, 2007.

  1. lawn king

    lawn king LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,279

    Diesel has jumped from $3.19 to $3.29 in 4 days. When is this disgrace going to stop? How can we turn profits at these fuel rates ?

    DUSTYCEDAR LawnSite Fanatic
    from PA
    Posts: 5,137

    3.39 Here What Fun
  3. ant

    ant LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,442

    thank god its at the end of thr season..
  4. rcreech

    rcreech Sponsor
    Male, from OHIO
    Posts: 6,057

    Are you using off road for your tractor and such? That helps a little!
    Glad my truck is a gasser!
  5. Grandview

    Grandview LawnSite Gold Member
    from WI
    Posts: 3,251

    It will end when we start using our own oil and gas supplies.
  6. americanlawn

    americanlawn LawnSite Fanatic
    from midwest
    Posts: 5,852

    $3.05 per gallon here. 87 octane = $2.74 per gallon now. I get two mpg better with 87 octane vs ethynol which is cheaper at $2.64.
  7. mkroher

    mkroher LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 539

    I never look at the prices. Have to pay it anyways. My gas truck and gas equipment ALWAYS get 93 premium. My diesel has a 40gal tank; a $0.40 increase is only a $16 increase for a fillup. I'm sure I can snake an extra $16 minimum from one of my customers if I had to.
  8. loom-gen

    loom-gen LawnSite Member
    Posts: 150

    My theory...
    Diesel is what every piece of equipment in the military uses, from motocycles to non nuclear ships. When the war slows down diesel prices will drop.
    I have a gas truck and a diesel truck. The price of either decides the one I use that day.
  9. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,224

    ships use heavy crude mostly, but diesel and aircraft fuel area close realitives
  10. lawn king

    lawn king LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,279

    There is no more off road fuel here in ma, all fuel is taxed now. I had some business up north in maine yesterday, diesel is $3.37 on interstate rt. 95!

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