New fuel tank check it out

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by grass_cuttin_fool, Mar 18, 2004.

  1. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,503

    Do yall remember last year some one had a fuel tank made from an air tank? Well i got a new catologue yesterday and was looking at it and guess what i found Looks just like an air tank with a fill spout in the top, a ball check cut off in the bottum and a 6ft hose and nozzle. Says it holds almost 11 gallons and is dot approved. Either that guy got a patent on it or some one got his idea and is making bux on it now. What are yall thoughts on this tank? I kinda like it, seems like i have to buy a 5 gallon can every year or two
  2. metro-hp_48

    metro-hp_48 LawnSite Senior Member
    from TN
    Posts: 874

    Thought I had seen all the diff. types of gas cans, but never saw one like that. (just got a Northern Tools catalog today, but not looked at it yet).
    Pretty sharp. (as long as gas doesn't go up anymore, I could prob. fill it up.......without a
  3. Westbrooklawn

    Westbrooklawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    Their add says "designed to be bolted to a trailer". I have always been told to never fill gas cans on the trailer due to static electricity issues. Maybe by bolting it to the trailer it eliminates that problem? I could understand that if it was bolted to the frame, but not if it was bolted to wood floor..........
  4. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    It's also gravity feed. My trailer sits low to the ground and I don't think there is anywhere I could mount this tank and fill my machines.
  5. DLCS

    DLCS LawnSite Platinum Member
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    I may get one and mount it on the flatbed of my truck. Wouldn't work on my trailer, sits too low. My flatbed truck sits plenty high though. I wonder if I should mount a grounding strap to the frame though since the deck of my flatbed is wood.
  6. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,503

    I was thinking the same thing with a ground wire/ strap, and I have a camper shell on my truck and was thinking of mounting it in there to keep it out of the rain
  7. jackelope68

    jackelope68 LawnSite Member
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    The only problem I see is filling it up at the gas station....the quickie mart clerks go crazy if they see someone filling a container or mower in the bed of a truck or trailer.( going so far as to shut off the pump) Even though it would be mounted (grounded) and the same as filling the gas tank on a car or truck,,,try explaining that to the lady behind the counter
  8. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Posts: 4,254

  9. badranman

    badranman LawnSite Member
    Posts: 99

    They usually don't want you to fill it in the bed of a truck with a plastic bed liner. When you drag the jug across it you create static electricty. KABOOM. Well, probably not that often but I guess it happens.
  10. draftlawncare

    draftlawncare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 225

    that tank would be nice if it held about 20 gallons

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