Transfer (refueling) Tanks for Gasoline.

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by HenryB, Jul 25, 2006.

  1. HenryB

    HenryB LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Most transfer tanks are rated only for diesel. It's a dangerous situation for us that we have to carry numerous 5 gallon cans to be "legal". There is no reason not to allow a safe grouned transfer tank for refueling equipment. Cans tip over, cause static electric fires in pickups with bedliners, and leak on roads and hot equipment. The one positive about 5 gallon cans is they create a lot of revenue in the form of fines and tickets (wrong can, vent broke off, not tied down etc etc)upwards of $300 per can. I've had two friends hurt from static electric gas can fires, it's disgusting the state benefits in fines while putting us in danger!
     
  2. HenryB

    HenryB LawnSite Bronze Member
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    You guys must like gas cans.
     
  3. coyotekid

    coyotekid LawnSite Member
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    I don't like gas cans, but Montana isn't very strict about fuel containers.

    I'm not familiar with New Jersey law, but there certainly should be a way to make a completely unleaded transfer tank.

    We do it here and comply with all local and federal regs...
     
  4. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
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    I fully agree. A nice 20-30 gal tank would be nice to nurse off of.
     
  5. dfish

    dfish LawnSite Member
    from Indiana
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  6. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
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    Nah, I was thinking of something trailer mounted, metal, mounted high enough for gravity filling.
     
  7. LLandscaping

    LLandscaping LawnSite Bronze Member
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  8. Frontier-Lawn

    Frontier-Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
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  9. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
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    You'd likely need a HazMat Placard with that quantity.

    But thats the point of this thread....THAT tank is likely safer than 3-4 5gal cans rolling around your bed.
     
  10. Frontier-Lawn

    Frontier-Lawn LawnSite Silver Member
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    als if they arent for gas how come slt lawn trucks can have a gas transfer tank?
     

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