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How full do you keep your fuel tanks?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by Eric D, Jun 26, 2007.

  1. Eric D

    Eric D LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 295

    Do you keep your zero turn topped off on fuel, or choose to keep them at some level less the full for cutting?

    Besides the weight difference, is the any other benefits to keep them low?

    My Toro Z555 60" deck zero seems to perform much better with the tanks at half or lower. I get better traction on grades and better control in general. Anyone else notice this on their units?

    Eric D
  2. Vikings

    Vikings LawnSite Bronze Member
    from canada
    Messages: 1,657

    Gas weighs 6 lbs a gallon so if weight and performance were related, wouldn't the weight of the driver be of more concern?

    Or does this have something to do with centre of gravity?
  3. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,213

    I top mine off every 2 days........
  4. carcrz

    carcrz LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,085

    Topped off every day. I typically go through it anyways.
  5. meets1

    meets1 LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,855

    Weight of gas? Weight of operator? Weight of a bagger system - I really don't see much of a difference unless you guys have done a test of some sort to determine this.

    Either way - full of gas everyday - usually go through it if not one extra tank.
  6. mdlwn1

    mdlwn1 LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,443

    depends on where the leaking starts
  7. RutledgeLawnCare NC

    RutledgeLawnCare NC LawnSite Member
    Messages: 15

    i judge my fuels ups like the stocks. holidays and what i hear on the news is what i go by. so far it has worked out well, givin the fact i only use about 35 gallons a week max of fuel. thankls
  8. T.E.

    T.E. LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 799

    Topped off every morning.
  9. 02DURAMAX

    02DURAMAX LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,801

    I top mine off every 2-3days..
  10. cutbetterthanyou

    cutbetterthanyou LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,178

    i fill up to the point where the auto clicks off (about 3-4 inchs from the top) if you go all the way to the cap it comes out of the vent holes and runs down the tank stainding it brown thats is the only disadvantage i see

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