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flo and go gas can and jump packs

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by rhatala, Dec 10, 2009.

  1. rhatala

    rhatala LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 73

    Has anyone bought and used the Flo n go gas tank it looks like a fuel pump with a hose and holds 14 gallons. I was wondering is it worth the $100 price tag. Also i was wondering if anybody out there carries a jump pack to jump dead mower batteries in the fall cold mornings and what is the best brand or model. Thanks for any possible help and all comments are welcomed.
  2. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    No I haven't, no I doubt it, yes I have, who cares what brand.
  3. CkLandscapingOrlando

    CkLandscapingOrlando LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 652

    No on the gas yes on the box
  4. brucec32

    brucec32 LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,403

    I saw those type things and liked the nozzle idea but realized that I didnt' really want 14 gallons of flammable liquid rushing out all at once if it got punctured, or I got in an accident, and that it's pretty heavy and unwieldy for my type of use. I would rather diversify the risk having more smaller cans on hand.

    I'm not a big operation but I do prefer to gas up the night before or the morning before in the shop anyway, rather than letting it ride and having to do it in the 98 degree heat when I'm eager to get back to work. Most of my machines can go long enough before running out of fuel, so I only carry a couple of steel 2 gallon safety cans on the trailer as a reserve. I would assume that even with bigger crews doing large properties most mowers could go the day without a major refilling in the field, but those bigger machines may be an exception.

    I have always carried a charger, it's some no-name unit and even after many many years, seems to still hold a charge. I only have to recharge it maybe once a year, which is amazing.

    STIHL GUY LawnSite Fanatic
    from CT
    Messages: 5,226

    i have looked into the gas tank and decided that i wouldnt really need it. i have not used a battery box but i have used my truck to jump a piece of equipment before
  6. rhatala

    rhatala LawnSite Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 73

    now that you mention that 14 gallons is a bit much to be sloshing around and possible spill in an accident.

    I have used my truck to jump a mower but it is a pain to push the mower off the trailer and to the truck every lawn so i am definitely getting a jump box
  7. Petr51488

    Petr51488 LawnSite Silver Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 2,377

    I have 2 of the flo and go tanks. Their not the greatest, but they do their job. I don't use mine every day, just to store diesel in it and put it in my truck whenever. Its cheaper to just go with the 5 gallon gas tanks. You also have to keep pumping with your hand for the fuel to come out, unless your flo n go is higher then the tank filling.
  8. Michdeere

    Michdeere LawnSite Member
    Messages: 90

    Why don't you just replace the battery in your mower and/or correct the charging problem?
  9. flatlander42

    flatlander42 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,239

    I'd rather buy a good battery for my truck, and keep the old one charged up. Put that on your rig and keep jumper cables handy. A good jump box would get spendy$$$.
  10. N.TX

    N.TX LawnSite Senior Member
    from TEXAS
    Messages: 473

    Just a random comment here but I have actually jumped my truck with my mower before one time.

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