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Where is the fuel gauge??

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by DVS Hardscaper, Jul 10, 2007.

  1. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,417

    On our skid loaders????
  2. crab

    crab LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 633

    :laugh: its right next to ,oh my god what the hell is that thing marked diesel fuel only!damn this is so confusing.
  3. Dirt Digger2

    Dirt Digger2 LawnSite Silver Member
    from PA
    Posts: 2,396

    haha..you laugh...we had one guy, not the smartest thing put diesel fuel into the hydraulic oil filler tube...topped off the hydraulic system with diesel fuel, what a mess.

    what type of skiloader you working with?...i know alot of our older CAT iron doesnt have a fuel gauge, you have to take the lid off and look down in there.
  4. D Felix

    D Felix LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,898

    Let me guess... Bobcat, possibly a 753? Rest assured, he wasn't the first and probably wasn't and won't be the last!

    A former boss of mine did that with the 753... In his defense though, it wasn't quite light enough that morning and he was in a hurry trying to get a jump on the day. Ended up costing around 2 hours for 3 of us to siphon out the hydraulic/diesel mixture and replace the fluid!
  5. crab

    crab LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 633

    Deere,ran bobcats before,but i always go with the smell test first,[and that goes for lots of things]!
  6. GreenMonster

    GreenMonster LawnSite Silver Member
    from NH
    Posts: 2,702

    We recently had a guy put gasoline in the brand new SR-80. Of course it was on the day we had $1000/day worth of rental equipment sitting idle while we siphoned it out.

    I was just starting to get over it when I said, "I thought you said you only put 1 gallon of gas in it?".... his response was "Yeah, then I filled it up with diesel":hammerhead:

    I haven't screamed that loud in a long time.

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