electric fuel pump

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by clipperslawnservice, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. clipperslawnservice

    clipperslawnservice LawnSite Member
    Messages: 160

    i had a brain fart today while mowing. has any one thought about putting a elec. fuel pump on there tk. to use to fill up there mowers?? would this even be possible??
  2. ricky86

    ricky86 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,058

    Would be awful slow.
  3. jiggz

    jiggz LawnSite Senior Member
    from jerz
    Messages: 646

    Ive never timed it but i think it takes me less 30 seconds to fill up my 5 gal tanks on my w/b's..Fluid moves pretty fast naturally bro..hhaaha....
  4. jiggz

    jiggz LawnSite Senior Member
    from jerz
    Messages: 646

    i will say this though.. i like your thought..because i haven't found a new gas can worth a **** in YEARS.. everything i can find around here has a stupid ass spill proof spout and takes DAAAAYES to fill up
  5. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 14,699

    Are you talking about a automotive type fuel pump? If so then they probably won't work. Those type of fuel pumps are high pressure, low volume. The hi-po 255 litre per hour pump in my Mustang will only move a little over a gallon per minute at 80 PSI. It would also be spraying all over the place at that pressure. You could put a regulator on it but you'd still have high pressure or greatly reduced volume.

    You need a low pressure, high volume pump made for transfering fuel.
  6. heather lawn sp

    heather lawn sp LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 681

    I think he's referring to the transfer pump ( we have them of the frame on the diesel trucks) not the injector pump. Even those are too low a volume and about $100 each
  7. 4.3mudder

    4.3mudder LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,227

    I think if you mount the tank up high enough, weld a valve on the bottom, screw a nipple and attach your hose, and let gravity do the rest. Save you quite a bit on a pump. PLus the "gravity pump" will not fail. Just a thought
  8. blake2727

    blake2727 LawnSite Member
    from MS
    Messages: 88

    Mount a 100 gallon tank in your truck with an electric pump. It will be just like filling up at the gas station. Cost you a good bit though. The only tank like that thats legal for gas is called a transfer flow and they are expensive because I have one haha total waste of money.
  9. clipperslawnservice

    clipperslawnservice LawnSite Member
    Messages: 160

    i was not thinking about a bulk tank, but rather pumping out of the trucks tank. the new gas cans suck, this would elim. all but the 2 cycle can.

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