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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by texas, Feb 11, 2006.

  1. texas

    texas LawnSite Member
    Posts: 192

    how do yall get gas? do yall tank up yur equipment every morning or do yall have yalls own tank? i could probably get a 300 gallon tank from my dad for a few hundred. payup
  2. geogunn

    geogunn LawnSite Gold Member
    from TN
    Posts: 3,010

    I gas at the pumps. I fill the mowers on the trailer and a 5 gal can as well as the truck.

    GEO :)
  3. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,503

    I fill up each day and keep a 5 gallon can as a back up. Im a solo operator and If I were to buy gas in bulk, it may get old and stale before I used it all. Also you have the problem of someone stealing it. And some local restriction may require a containment system and a lot of red tape and extra paper work.Thats why I just buy what I need as I need it.

  4. We have three five hundred gallon tanks , one for gas, one for diesel and one for off road diesel works great for me.
  5. rodfather

    rodfather LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 9,501

    500 gallon above ground tank for gas, plan on getting another one for diesel in the spring.
  6. OnMyOwn

    OnMyOwn LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 372

    We purchase all of our gas at the same station daily. We put it on one of their credit cards that gets paid off at month-end, but the dealer always gives us a volume discount of about $20.00, or so. Do you save this much money by spending money on a tank and bulk deliveries, or do you save more?

    In addition, I know time is a factor, but I like being able to go to the gas station to buy ice and a cold pop for each morning. I would miss this if we started storing our fuel at location. I'm sure I lose a few minutes each day, but it builds relationships with the employees.
  7. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    I fill up once a week in everything and carry 3 five gallon cans. I hate wasting time in the gas station.
  8. MysticLandscape

    MysticLandscape LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,020

    I fill up on sunday nights, fill the truck all the mowers and then carry 5 gallons on diesel and five gallons of gas for during the week.
  9. jtkplc

    jtkplc LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,646

    Being solo, I fill up at the end of every week for the next week. I go to the gas station and fill up the mowers and one 5 gallon gas can.
  10. all ferris

    all ferris LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,307

    I fill up when I need gas

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