Question for enclosed trailer owners?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by lasher66, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. skeller257

    skeller257 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 17

    I use a fuel tank in the back of the truck.
  2. PlantscapeSolutions

    PlantscapeSolutions LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,009

    I keep six extra 5 gallon No Spill can at my house to refill equipment. Inside my trailer I keep another two 5 gallon cans and four 2.5 gallon cans so fuel is never an issue. No need to pay extra for fuel doors.
  3. lazor-cut

    lazor-cut LawnSite Senior Member
    from Wixom
    Messages: 315

    Forgot to mention, One of my fellow landscaping buddies has a 30 gallon tank welded to the tongue of his trailers. Then there is a hose that goes through the floor of the trailer to a pump connected to a hose to fill equipment. He says its great! They still fill up their mowers by pulling up to the pump and such...
  4. mowcrazy

    mowcrazy LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 896

    It took me 12 years to figure out the best way to go weather you have a open or enclosed trailer. I bought a 50 gallon nurse tank from tractor supply with 12v pump. Yes pricey but think about not having to stop for fuel but once a week. We mow over 70 places in our county and do quite a bit of driving....... I was stopping at the station 3 times per week BECAUSE OF MOWERS. My truck (97 powerstroke) would go all week no problems but the mowers needed it darn near daily.

    Hell if you get a tank for your truck you don't even have to go to the station with a trailer anymore. At the end of the week I unhook the trailer find the cheapest gas price and go fill my tank back up..............

    Its has really made things easier for me. also don't have ppl on the clock while getting gas.

    By the way, someone mentioned something about a tank on the front of the trailer tongue and that was what I was going to do...... A friend of mine got checked by the DOT boys the other day and told him that was not legal to have it mounted on the outside of the trailer. Be careful doing that.

    I tried the trailer caddy...... it sucks compared to just having the tank in the truck. Also if you find a really good price on gas somewhere you can pump the excess in your truck, fill up the mowers and then get the cheap gas at the station with the great deal..........

    Im rambling, sorry. Works great for me......

    GSO LAWNEN4CER LawnSite Senior Member
    from GSO NC
    Messages: 312

    Gas cans work for me.

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