what do you store your fuel in?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by LawnSmith, May 12, 2003.

  1. LawnSmith

    LawnSmith LawnSite Senior Member
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    right now, we use what seems like about a million 5 gallon gas cans for equipment fuel. in all honesty, i think its almost 10 gasoline jugs and six 2 cycle jugs.

    i have been toying around w/ the idea of tool box/gas tank combos for each truck. knowing that straight transfer and fuel storage tanks for trucks were designed or geared towards diesel only, i almost became discouraged. but, i found some companys that offer fuel tank/tool box combos for regular gasoline as well.

    now, aside from the issues of legality w/ the flashpoint of gas and all that good stuff, does anyone use a transfer tank for gasoline?

    i really like the idea of being able to carry 50 or 60 gallons of fuel onboard for trucks, equipment and the like. i would still probably use the jugs for 2 cycle equipment but i can live w/ that.

    any input or ideas appreciated. im not looking for answers about OSHA, DOT, Vehicle Inforcement, etc....let me worry about that stuff.
     
  2. lawncare3

    lawncare3 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I use (2) five gallon cans (3) one gallon tanks and (2) 2.5 gal cans.

    They are really beginning to piss me off so I am in the process of selling all the smaller ones and buying 5 gal cans.

    I even was generous and gave the scrub across the street a ffree 1 gal can. :rolleyes:
     
  3. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
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    I have a 36 gallon tank/pump mounted in my trailer. Carry 5 gallons 2 cycle gas.
     
  4. LawnSmith

    LawnSmith LawnSite Senior Member
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    is the 36gal tank a transfer tank that you see in the back of peoples trucks? or is it a special tank you had made per your application. also, is it an open or enclosed trailer and do you use electric pump or manual pump. thanks a lot!
     
  5. fblandscape

    fblandscape Banned
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    Why not just look into a gas caddy or 2stroke caddy? I am pretty sure that they meet all the regulations.
     
  6. LawnSmith

    LawnSmith LawnSite Senior Member
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    forgive me but my vision of a gas caddy might not be what you are talking about. do you by chance have any links where i can see one?

    EDIT: nevermind, i did a search and found one. it was what i thought, and dont think it would be too practical in the back of a truck.
     
  7. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
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    Its like you see in the back of trucks, manuel pump, enclosed trailer. Its located on the right side of trailer, beside w/b, actually its beside the 72" mower.

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  8. Green in Idaho

    Green in Idaho LawnSite Senior Member
    from Idaho
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    Wriken,

    would you have a pic of that?? hey thanks you posted while I wrote.

    But I can't identify it in the pic. Is it the white box behind what looks like a box of work rags?
     
  9. LawnSmith

    LawnSmith LawnSite Senior Member
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    thats just what i was looking for although i wont have it in an enclosed trailer. is that tank steel or aluminum? i see a lot of aluminum tanks to cut down and/or prevent sparks. also, is that a designated gasoline tank or is it a diesel tank you put gasoline in? sorry for all the questions but i want to make a wise decision. thanks again.
     
  10. wriken

    wriken LawnSite Silver Member
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    yes its the white box, behind the rag box, its a certified gas tank. $239.00's worth, right now I gas up thru the gas doors, but am thinking about running a hose and attach it to my gas door, so I can just undo the cap from outside and fuel up there., I'll post a pic of the side of my trailer, where the 2 gas doors are located. The tank sits right beside the front door, but I take the gas hose inside to fill the machines up also at fill time.

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