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 03-13-2006, 12:41 Post: 126037
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I plan to start buying off road fuel 50 gals at a time. I have a rack to put drums on that is 4' high so I can gravity fill the tractor. Any recommendations on this type of setup? Thanks, JC






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 03-13-2006, 16:36 Post: 126061
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I had a 55 gal drum and a hand pump, I even added a filler pipe to extend out to 2 1/2 " diameter for the fuel truck nozzle. I was STILL told they didn't really want to come all the way out to my place for a mere 55 gals or to top off a 55 gal drum. So I went an bought a 165 gal tank off of a farmer for 100 bucks, came with another hand pump.
You might check with your fuel company to see what they will do.. One complaint that they did tell me was that the guy couldn't see when it was nearing full, I offered to put a Tank indicator on the top and they still inssited it wasn;'t worth their time.






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 03-13-2006, 16:48 Post: 126063
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I did not think about getting it delivered. Figured I'd put it in the truck to get it filled and unload with the FEL. JC






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 03-13-2006, 18:30 Post: 126069
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I can certainly understand your desire to save some money on fuel but I don't think you will find much if any economy in off road diesel at 50 gallons at a time. Off road diesel still has sales tax applied to it. Ag diesel does not. You should still be filtering the off road diesel when pumping it from your storage container. Depending upon how long you store it; you should treat it with fuel stabilizers and anti-microbiocide. The cost of the pump and all of these other things I think add up to counter act much if not all of the economy of just buying what you need at the COOP off road diesel pump unless you already own the tanks, pumps, filters, etc. Most petroleum distributors require a minimum of 250 gallons to deliver in my area. Anyhow, good luck with it. If you can qualify to get Ag diesel and you use enough, might be worth looking into.






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 03-14-2006, 08:25 Post: 126088
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What I'm calling Off road is sold a some local stations for 30 cents a gallon less. I may just get 20 or so gallons and will gravity fill the tractor. Not buying a pump. Good idea to add some treatment to it. JC






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 03-14-2006, 11:39 Post: 126098
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I get Ag (off Road) delivered, UNCUT to my place, I use Power Service and double the amount for the 165 gal tank. I have had NO problems with gelling and would rather keep away from cutting with Kerosene if I can.
The stuff at the Service Stations is cut 50/50 with Kerosene and even though Kerosene is cheaperthey seem to keep the price up there.
I saved over 60 cents per gallon having it delivered in quanity over pump price.






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 03-14-2006, 16:15 Post: 126118
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Chief, You mentioned fuel filter, What type of filter can I use when filling up tractor out of 5 gallon metal can,This has been on my mind for quite a while now,






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 03-14-2006, 20:51 Post: 126126
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About the only thing you can use when filling from a 5 gallon can is something like a Filter Funnel. Below is a link to a supplier. I think there are others out there that sell under the Filter Funnel brand name. Do a google search and see what comes up. I understand these funnels work very well at removing water. The pump at the station you fill up your 5 gallon can is already filtered. I think there are some threads about these funnels in the TP fuel, oil, and lubricants section as well.






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 03-14-2006, 22:48 Post: 126139
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Those water filtering fuel funnels are fun. Pour water in the input end and it won't drain, pour in some fuel and out it comes. You have to be careful to not add water dispersal additives before filtering, otherwise the filter won't trap it. It will still trap other particles though.






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 03-16-2006, 12:31 Post: 126166
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Two points come to mind when I read this thread.

First, Rolltide, bear in mind, a standard steel 55 gallon drum weighs about 35 pounds, the diesel fuel will weigh another 7 pounds per gallon, for 55 gallons, 385 pounds, plus the drum, for a total of about 420 pounds. That's a lot of weight to jockey around and place.

RRagent, and others, don't use a galvanized metal container for storing diesel fuel. The diesel will disolve the zinc plating and it will clog your injectors and pump over time.

Best of luck.






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