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Truck mounted aux. fuel tanks

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by POPO4995, Jul 21, 2006.

  1. POPO4995

    POPO4995 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,206

    I was pondering the thought of purchasing an Auxiliary Fuel Tank to put in front of my toolbox on my truck. Does anyone else have this or have any comments on doing this? I thought it might come in handy and cut down on trips to the gas station. Thanks for any input.:)
  2. AintNoFun

    AintNoFun LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,807

    i have a 110 gallon diesel tank in the back of one of our trucks. I get it filled with offroad fuel to fill up the skidsteer, hydroseeder, etc..
  3. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,067

    I have a 100 gallon transfer on my truck as well, only mine is just the big rectangular tank as my truck is a flatbed. I see tons of guys running those "L" tanks under their toolboxes, seems like the way to go if you have an actual pickup. Just remember, these tanks are rated for diesel only and when you install the pump spend the money and get a Goldenrod filter, money well spent.
  4. Let-it-mow!

    Let-it-mow! LawnSite Member
    Posts: 91

    I was intererested in one for gasoline. I did some investigationg and found out that the tanks were over $1200 and that special DOT permits and inspections were required and that there were other electrical modifications that needed to be made to pass the inspections.

    Decided 5 gallon can's don't seem so bad afterall.
  5. Mike33

    Mike33 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,649

    I have now a 55 gal L shape and my tool box fits over. I did have a 105 something like that size in my 00 250 8' bed. However in 03 i bought new 350 exr. cab with short bed and my tank would not fit in the damn bed , it hit the hump. So i had to get a 55 gal. that would fit the truck. It sure comes in handy to carry diesel fuel for bobcat. When i first started out i carried 5 gal jugs that was a pain inm the ass.
  6. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,067

    Totally not worth it for gas. I have seen, however, gravity feed tanks on Northerntool that have the hose inlet mounted at the bottom on the tank and as long as whatever you're filling is below the tank it'll flow pretty well. I want to say they're about 15-20 gallons or so and are only a couple hundred bucks at the most. Might be worth looking into.
  7. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,503

    Here is a link to the 15 gallon tank, 100 bux, and the 10 gallon tank is about 70 bux

  8. JCP Crafts

    JCP Crafts LawnSite Member
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    Wayne...I am not sure but it says UN/DOT .....that would be non conforming would it not ? Does anyone know for sure ...usually things are more clear like DOT appoved or not DOT approved...if anyone purchases this they may want to check with Northern 1st if they are planning on bolting it to there truck or trailer.I love it though and would love to have one or two bolted to a trailer if there is a way to lock the gas caps.....
  9. JCP Crafts

    JCP Crafts LawnSite Member
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    correction...it says UN/DOT compliant...does the UN stand for United Nations....That is what is throwing me off...maybe somone else can set me straight....I believe it can be bolted to a trailer or truck.....that,s not a bad price considering it comes with a nozzle and all be like your own mini gas station.....
  10. grass_cuttin_fool

    grass_cuttin_fool LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,503

    Im not sure what the UN means, Im thinking its approved but I may be wrong. I dont have any proof that it is though

    ok I did a search for un/dot on yahoo search, Im still not sure what UN is, but it seems to be a set of guidlines or something that is related or close to a DOT requirement. Im thinking its going to be a certified container for transporting gas, someone may still want to check with local officals to be sure though


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