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 04-03-2008, 14:15 Post: 152709
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Show us your tractor fuel storage and transfer set up.

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 04-03-2008, 14:32 Post: 152711
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I could not get your picture open. No idea why.

I will one day take pictures, need to for many reasons but mine is fuel transfer tank (150 gallon) salvaged from a contruction company who went to fuel truck and really large tanks on a small trailer. kt






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 04-03-2008, 14:43 Post: 152712
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Picture a couple of six gallon yellow Diesel cans sitting side by side.






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 04-03-2008, 14:47 Post: 152713
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A lot of people spend a lot of time, effort and money trying to make something simple into something complicated, never understood that.

About the simplest thing we have to work with is gravity. If you use a very simple lift and elevate your fuel supply gravity will run it down the hose to your tractor.'

Similarly, a $5 air regulator will step the pressure from an air pig or compressor down to the point where it will quite nicely push the fuel up or over (or both) into your tank.

The big problem with any kind of permanent tank is liability, a leak can be a very expensive thing. A 5 gallon jug has no liability for the owner if used properly. A 'homebrew' fuel tank will ALWAYS be the responsibility of the owner / builder when it leaks.

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The big problem with any kind of permanent tank is liability, a leak can be a very expensive thing. A 5 gallon jug has no liability for the owner if used properly. A 'homebrew' fuel tank will ALWAYS be the responsibility of the owner / builder when it leaks.Best of luck.



Murf, last Friday I went to renew farm liabilty policy. One question they asked me still had my wondering until I read your post above. "Do you store any fuel for plane, tractor and whatever else was the list." Liabilty is the issue, not the fire hazard as I was thinking. kt






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 04-03-2008, 15:52 Post: 152718
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55 Gal drum with a 120v electric fuel pump and regular gas station type nozzle. Pump has an extendable draw tube that you set for the height of the drum and threads directly into the large bung hole. Drum was free (empty oil drum from work), pump / nozzle kit cost approx $200 at tractor supply at the time (5 yrs ago). I never spill a drop, it does not leak or siphon out and fueling the tractor is quick and very easy (like filling a car). The empty drum can be manually lifted onto the pickup truck for filling (its light enough) and the full drum is sealed with caps (bungs), tipped over and rolled off the truck onto a grass bank we have using two 2x12's.

I thought long and hard about how to do this one. Each method I read about had a drawback for me. In some cases the bit that "costs just a few bucks" turned out to cost substantially more once you actually priced it out and was still very inferior to the pump method. There were several methods mentioned where lifting the 55gal drum would be difficult or costly and required other lifting apparatus. Lifting and holding steady a small 5gal container was difficult for me with great opportunity for spillage while holding it above the hood for refueling. With this setup addition of additives and mixing is easy (like fuel stabilizer) as I pour the additive in to the drum and then just circulate the fuel by running the pump with the nozzle placed back into the small bung hole, it mixes throughly. I can check the fuel level at any time using a dip stick I calibrated using a 5 gal water bucket. I fill the drum with off road diesel about 3 times a year.

I have never looked back, its the perfect setup for me.






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 04-03-2008, 16:04 Post: 152719
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Ann, just a suggestion.

If you had 2 55 gal. drums you would never have to handle a full one. Take the 2nd drum to be filed, then pump (or siphon) it contents into the other one.

That way you never have to unload a full drum.

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Mine is pretty simple, I just drive to a nearby station. No storage, no liability. I do keep a five gallon can around in case it is too cold to ride my "Baby Deere" to town. Frank.






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 04-03-2008, 19:16 Post: 152727
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I don't have the expertise to verify this, but I've heard it from more than one presumably reliable source.

Today's diesel doesn't last like the old high-sulphur kind did, so unless you use a lot, you might not want to store it for long periods in large metal containers. Over time the cetane degrades (it loses its punch), it can harbor microorganisms that can form sludge, and of course water can condense in it. Some suppliers put additives in, but it can be hard to find this out.

I store in plastic 5-gal containers (and transfer to a Deere 2-gal leak-proof one to fill the tractor).






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