Fuel Transfer tanks

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by grassmanak, Dec 9, 2007.

  1. grassmanak

    grassmanak LawnSite Senior Member
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    So i was wanting to get a transfer tank for my truck so i didnt have to fill up all the time. My truck is gas though, looks like most everything is for diesel fuel. Anyone know anything about this???
     
  2. TurfdudeNCSU

    TurfdudeNCSU LawnSite Member
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    Transfer tanks are for NON-COMBUSTABLES (Diesel fuel). If you put gas in one and got into a wreak or it slide off your truck it would explode. I have a small 90 gal. tank for our tractors that I can put in my truck and take out when not needed.
     
  3. grassmanak

    grassmanak LawnSite Senior Member
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    i have been shopping around and some say they are fine for gasoline, some say no gasoline, some say no gasoline in california, i dont get it
    what the difference between this and the fuel tank under my truck
     
  4. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
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    The MAXIMUM allowable size under our transporting dangerous goods for regular gas is a 45 gallon drum. Which has to be sealed etc.

    The best option would be buy the largest portable boat tank you can get you know the plastic type. Then you have a little 12 volt fuel pump to transfer the fuel to what ever and make sure everything is grounded properly so you don't get a static explosion.
     
  5. TurfdudeNCSU

    TurfdudeNCSU LawnSite Member
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    I guess that it has to do with the transfer tanks are metal and the postion of the tank for your truck is protected from impact. Really not sure totally.
     
  6. grassmanak

    grassmanak LawnSite Senior Member
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  7. KS_Grasscutter

    KS_Grasscutter LawnSite Gold Member
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    I carry as little fuel as possible to get though the day. Usually thats a 3 gal. can for gas and a 1 gal. can for 2 cycle.
     
  8. TurfdudeNCSU

    TurfdudeNCSU LawnSite Member
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    $2000 seems alittle steep for a transfer tank. I don't have but $400 in mine with the pump that is electric.
     
  9. grassmanak

    grassmanak LawnSite Senior Member
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    im not saying i would buy that one
    was just saying they seem to sell gas ones as well
     

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