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Enclosed Trailer Question

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by bombard16, Sep 16, 2011.

  1. lawnpropm

    lawnpropm LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 593

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  2. Maple Wood

    Maple Wood LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 322

  3. jrandallb

    jrandallb LawnSite Member
    Messages: 9

    I back the mower as close to the curb door as possible and I able to reach it from the pump
  4. ecurbthims

    ecurbthims LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 493

    cuttin-to-the-max ,you can charge your trailers battery by running a lead from your marker lights,and driving with them on ,and it might be worth your time to install a solar panel on the roof so it can charge while just sitting there .
  5. dutchacres

    dutchacres LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 516

    I back my rider on so the fuel tank is next to the curb door then pull up and enough to open the door and fuel up. The walkbehind I just fill a 5 gal can and refuel it when I'm at the first property. Works excellent this way. It may be worth looking into bulk fuel also at your shop. Then you can just fuel up before loading or qt night when you get done. I'm thinking this is what I will do next year as I have a brand new plastic in ground tank and pump already.
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  6. Landgreen

    Landgreen LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 254

    What brand? DOT approved gasoline transfer tanks are hard to find.
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  7. PlantscapeSolutions

    PlantscapeSolutions LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,009

    I have five 5G gas cans that I keep at my house just for refueling mowers at the end of the day. Once a week I fill up the two 5G cans in the trailer and the five other mower gas cans. My crew only uses about 5 gallons of mower and mix gas a day. I'd much rather go to the gas station once every week instead of every day.
  8. Maple Wood

    Maple Wood LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 322

    DOT Approved transfer tank.


    This is not the tank I have. Not sure of the brand, but I bought mine at Orshelins.
  9. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,943

    You guys don't separate truck and mower gas? I deduct all state road tax from my mower gas. I'm a small operation and I get back several hundred at tax time!

    Maybe other states don't do it that way?
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  10. Landgreen

    Landgreen LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 254

    Thanks! Some sticker shock there but probably worth it in the long run.

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