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Off Road Diesel Legal On Road ???

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by start2finish, Sep 10, 2005.

  1. start2finish

    start2finish LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 497

  2. Stroker

    Stroker LawnSite Member
    Posts: 92

    Wish I had known that a month ago....
  3. DBL

    DBL LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,219

    off road diesel is meant for off road engines like cats and other off road vehicles it is very high in sulfer and is not good for your injectors whereas on road is low in sulfer and good so MY advise it is no good to run off road in any truck
  4. Tvov

    Tvov LawnSite Bronze Member
    from CT
    Posts: 1,157

    A friend who is a Chrysler Master Mechanic says that any diesel trucks that come in with any fuel other than "on road" fuel automatically lose any warranty coverage.

    If you have a new truck under warranty, you may want to check out the details of the warranty regarding fuel.
  5. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,503

    The only difference in the 2 fuels are just the color of the dye.The epa reduced the sulfer content to meet emission standards just like taking the lead out of gas yeas ago
  6. start2finish

    start2finish LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 497

    off road "high sulfur" is still for sale in NC, DBL is correct you need it in cat engines(big) for the extra lubrication. In a couple of years low sulfur or what we buy at the pump now will be off road and Ultra low sulfur will be run on road. Some engines will need an additive to run properly.
  7. C&KLawnCare

    C&KLawnCare LawnSite Member
    Posts: 246

    Hmmmm Gee then how in heck does all the state's and counties get away with running thousands and thousands of miles on their diesel powerd , Truck's, Busses,Cars ect . They sure dont go buy ON ROAD DIESEL
  8. DBL

    DBL LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,219

    C&K youre right about that its hard to enforce and very tempting to get cheaper diesel. im friends with another landscape company and spend a lot of free time down there and they have a gas card but if the cards out and their out of fuel theyll fill up with off road. the only ones mainly targeted are semis who fill up with 200-300 gallons at a time but others still get caught occasionally. we also use off road to fuel our kerosene space heaters.

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