lesson learned

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by nashlawn01, Sep 16, 2013.

  1. nashlawn01

    nashlawn01 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Well I learned a lesson. I had the opportunity to buy reclaimed diesel and gas. I got 110 gallon of diesel and 110 gallon of gas for $200. Deal was too sweet to pass up. Well the gas is doing great. The diesel well not so good. I filled up the 997 this morning left the shop feeling great. Got to my first lawn 3/4 way through it she shut down. Finally got it mowed mower loaded up and back to the shop. Rest of the day was spent draining tank changing fuel filters trying to get it back up and going. Guess my multi-fuel space heater has a lot of fuel to burn this winter
     
  2. Blade Runners

    Blade Runners LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Where do you buy reclaimed fuel from?
     
  3. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
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    WHAT is reclaimed fuel?



    I guess I could have googled it faster than it took me to type this, but...
     
  4. nashlawn01

    nashlawn01 LawnSite Senior Member
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    This business in my town takes it out of wrecked equipment trucks etc. and triple screens it then sells it. He also rents his garage from my dad so he gave me a good price. $150 for 110 gallon of diesel and 110 gallon of gas for $50. Even if I can't run the diesel the gas is still .46 cent a gallon
     
  5. OakNut

    OakNut LawnSite Platinum Member
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    What a bargain. You can almost overlook the fact that it put you out of business temporarily.

    LOL
     
  6. Blade Runners

    Blade Runners LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Just run cooking oil in the diesel. Prob have better luck :)
     
  7. nashlawn01

    nashlawn01 LawnSite Senior Member
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    As long as I can get it that cheap I will find something to use it in. Yes it put me out for a day. But if I hadn't tried it I would always wonder if I could have saved $25 a tank fill
     
  8. Toro 455

    Toro 455 LawnSite Member
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    You wouldn't know the octane rating of that reclaimed gas, or how much E-85 is in it. I wouldn't use it in my engines.
    You're right though. it is really cheap fuel. I just gave away a half dozen good kerosene heaters 'cause the kerosene costs so much. Might as well burn the money for heat than to buy kerosene.
     
  9. Liberty Lawnworks

    Liberty Lawnworks LawnSite Member
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    I hear you, brother! I am only 30, but I remember when kerosene was much cheaper than gasoline (just like diesel used to be). Kerosene is awfully expensive for how crude of a product it is (no pun intended!).
     
  10. 32vld

    32vld LawnSite Gold Member
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    Another story of why not to mess with used gas.
     

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