pickup truck mounted fuel tanks - worth it?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by stinky rodent, Feb 23, 2004.

  1. stinky rodent

    stinky rodent LawnSite Member
    from nw ohio
    Messages: 38

    any of you use the truckbox/fuel tank with pump set ups on your trucks? is it as convenient as it seems, or should i just use cans...
  2. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    I looked into it recently myself. Some companies it would be great for. Others it wouldn't. I can't see paying the extra fuel cost of hauling all that added weight around for my business. Other companies it would be a great asset to.
  3. pjslawncare/landscap

    pjslawncare/landscap LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,410

    Got a 110 gal tank on one of my trucks. About once a month or so I drive over to KY and fill her up (About 10 cents a gal cheaper). Saves me money and time, plus I can add additional additives in bulk.
  4. dobehap

    dobehap LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 292

    I got a 55galon tank, dont want to be without one, no more 5 gallon cans everywhere.
  5. Mowingman

    Mowingman LawnSite Platinum Member
    from Texas
    Messages: 4,721

    I have a 50 gal. tank on my truck for off road diesel, as I have two diesel ZTR's. It sure saves time, not having to stop by the fuel dealer every couple of days to fill up plastic fuel cans. I can usually stop for a fuel fill-up about once/month.
    I also have a 25 gal. gas tank on one of my trailers. I only have to stop for a gas fill-up about once every 5-6 days.
    I highly recommend the use of large tanks for fuel storage. They also allow you to use a filter on the fill hose so you do not get trash in your mower tanks.:)
  6. twwlawn

    twwlawn LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 283

    Got two 55 gal tanks, gas & diesel. Been using them for years and keeps the equipment going. Get the tanks, they will save you time.
  7. SodKing

    SodKing LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,641

    Don't you have to be placarded when you carry gas in a bed mounted or auxilary fuel tank?
  8. Mdirrigation

    Mdirrigation LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,793

    In Maryland you have to have a fuel sticker for any fuel container over 5 gallons not permanatly attached to a piece of equipment that is consuming the fuel.
  9. Lbilawncare

    Lbilawncare LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,119

    We have one and it is the best thing we ever did. It saves our backs, time at the gas station, spills, dust & debris in cans, the list goes on. Ours pumps 15gal/min so it saves time on the jobsite, it is also great for filling up plow trucks in the middle of the night. As mentioned, make sure you put a filter on it, also make sure it is vented properly.
  10. little green guy

    little green guy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 955

    I thought those tanks are only supposed to be used for desiel?

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