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Carrying Extra Gas

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by neblawncare23, Feb 13, 2019.

  1. neblawncare23

    neblawncare23 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Neb
    Messages: 384

    How do you guys go about carrying extra gas while mowing? We currently use 5 gal jugs, but then I, as the owner, am constantly making sure we have full jugs in trucks every day. Does anyone use 95 to 100 gallon L shaped transfer tanks in mowing trucks? Trying to figure out a way to be more efficient and haul more gas. I don't want to have to go to gas station every day either. What's everyone's thoughts?
     
  2. Andrew H

    Andrew H LawnSite Silver Member
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  3. Koehn's Lawn Service

    Koehn's Lawn Service LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 719

    I carry a 5 gallon 2 cycle mix and 2- 5 gallon jugs of reg gas each day I have 4 or 5 gallon jugs just more convenient to carry least that you can each day. I always fill everything up night before and than I know my 10 gallons will get us through the day.
     
  4. Gwinnett Lawns

    Gwinnett Lawns LawnSite Member
    Messages: 19

    Just a 5gl, 2.5gl and 1gl for mix.
     
  5. JLSLLC

    JLSLLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,374

    Sounds like you need to look into having a fuel supply tank at your shop/land

    Pump and go no traffic pulling to a pump, can record your usage
     
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    neblawncare23

    neblawncare23 LawnSite Senior Member
    from Neb
    Messages: 384

    That was my next thought. Might get a 300 gallon tank at my shop.
     
  7. Koehn's Lawn Service

    Koehn's Lawn Service LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 719

    wish I could do that but I live in the city my buddies that are in the country do that would be nice and the route to go if you can pull it off. This is in response to jls post. Good thought
     
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  8. JLSLLC

    JLSLLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,374

    The tank units on trucks are sweet but costly. You can see what goes out personally on site
     
  9. greenfire

    greenfire LawnSite Senior Member
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  10. JLSLLC

    JLSLLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,374

    They also take up room if you have a toolbox. The truck bed becomes small fast
     

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