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On site gas?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by MrRob, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. MrRob

    MrRob LawnSite Member
    Messages: 176

    Does anyone have gas tanks at their shop? I am looking into that option to try to save time at the gas stations each morning. I am also looking into buying bulk to mix large quantities of mix. Filling those 2 gal cans kill us for time each day. It would be nice to have it all onsite so the guys dont have to waste time at the gas station each morning.
  2. Cutter1

    Cutter1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,261

    I have a tank at my shop. The guys fill up every evening when they get back.......They want to get home so its less BS. 500 gallon tank. Real nice to have it, the labor at the gas station was killing me. They pin the trailers and go in the am. I have a electric pump with a gauge so I can mix fuel. I hard wired it into the building so you can use it unless the timer is on inside.
  3. BINKY1902

    BINKY1902 LawnSite Bronze Member
    from South
    Messages: 1,123

    I'm fixing to mount a 15 gallon gravity fed tanks on my landscaping trailer. Northern Tool has them for $99. You could mount two side be side and fill the mowers from the trailer. 30 gallons isn't really bulk but it would be nice to have on the trailer sitting beside the mowers.
  4. JB1

    JB1 LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,904

    i have three 500 gallon tanks one for gas, one on road and one off road diesel they sure are handy, two are mine and one is the fuel companies.
  5. MrRob

    MrRob LawnSite Member
    Messages: 176

    thanks for the info. I am looking at just one for gas right now. I know it will save me money. Labor for guys sitting at the gas station is killing me. The gas company said they will give it to me at no charge! Now I just have to see how & where it will sit at my shop.
  6. sven1277

    sven1277 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 681

    I am interested in an onsite tank too. I want to know more about proper venting and grounding. Any websites selling products?
  7. CrewKut

    CrewKut LawnSite Member
    Messages: 193

    Just a heads up. The D.O.T. thinks differently. Might want to check the rules covering Materials of Trade restrictions. It limits how much fuel you can haul. Looks like we are limited to 8 gals.

    Not trying to give you a hard time, just don't want to see you go through all the work to purchase and install this and then get hit with serious a fine.

  8. MikeKle

    MikeKle LawnSite Platinum Member
    Messages: 4,253

    Just curious, what kind of discount do you get if you order 1500 gallons at a time to be delivered? Is it a % or a set amount each re-order? btw, has your fuel supplier also told you the more you order, the bigger the discount? Thanks!
  9. Lbilawncare

    Lbilawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,119

    I have a 100 gal tank in my truck that I fill from every morning, then when we need fuel during the day we can just pull up to the truck. Every couple nights I take it to the gas station and fill it up. Local regulations would not allow us to have a tank at our shop.

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