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    Silver Member Dingo Man's Avatar
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    Default Winter time fuel

    Morning all, In reading another post on here this morning I was reminded of a question I have been meaning to ask. It is currently 5 degrees here this morning. This is our first winter with our dk40 . I use road grade diesel. In really cold weather is the road grade fuel sufficient or should it be cut with kerosine.
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    KL401 FEL, 72" Sundown Tiller, 72" Kodiak Rotary Cutter, NAI 48" Root Grapple

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    Default Re: Winter time fuel

    Personally if you bought your fuel of a dealer that moves a lot of fuel i wouldnt be concerned because they probably already treated it. I have about 500 gallon of summer fuel in the tanks in my garage now and i put some K-100 in it. Thats all i ever do and have had no problems with my fuel jelling. We get some cold weather where i live. I doesn't hurt to have a couple of extra filters on hand though with this low sulfer fuel now . . . .John
    Lord, Help me to be the man my dog thinks i am . . .John. Mahindra 2810HST, 108H loader with Quick tach buckets and forks. Kioti DK35SE HST with loader, Hyd. top link and second set of rear remotes, 60" and 66" buckets, Kubota 900 RTV and a bunch of other good stuff
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    Default Re: Winter time fuel

    I ask my supplier before I fill my 200+/- gallon storage tank if they've gone to cut fuel yet. Once they do I fill the tank and I'm good for the winter.
    2010 DK-40se/hst, Kioti KL-401 FEL, (with reversible Kioti cutting edge), 72" Ratchet Rake. Fit Rite Top-N-Tilt hydraulics & diverter valve. HLA Series 2000 7' snowplow, Aquiline MPC rear chains.

    Scag Wildcat: Kawasaki 26HP, with bagger system. Dr. brush mower, & 42" lawn deck, Dr. self propelled, 6.5HP Trimmer mower. Pro-Mow 3 gang mower, no HP.

    Bunch of STIHL chainsaws: 011x 2, MS192T, MS200T, MS180C, MS230, MS270 (Wood Boss), 038 Farmboss, '86 anniversary edition.

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    Silver Member Dingo Man's Avatar
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    Default Re: Winter time fuel

    I assume all fuel bought at a gas station this time of year is cut for winter?
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    KL401 FEL, 72" Sundown Tiller, 72" Kodiak Rotary Cutter, NAI 48" Root Grapple

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    Default Re: Winter time fuel

    We don't get as cold here, but I still put some Howes in the fuel.

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    Default Re: Winter time fuel

    Quote Originally Posted by Dingo Man View Post
    I assume all fuel bought at a gas station this time of year is cut for winter?
    I'd ask the particular station instead of assuming anything.
    2010 DK-40se/hst, Kioti KL-401 FEL, (with reversible Kioti cutting edge), 72" Ratchet Rake. Fit Rite Top-N-Tilt hydraulics & diverter valve. HLA Series 2000 7' snowplow, Aquiline MPC rear chains.

    Scag Wildcat: Kawasaki 26HP, with bagger system. Dr. brush mower, & 42" lawn deck, Dr. self propelled, 6.5HP Trimmer mower. Pro-Mow 3 gang mower, no HP.

    Bunch of STIHL chainsaws: 011x 2, MS192T, MS200T, MS180C, MS230, MS270 (Wood Boss), 038 Farmboss, '86 anniversary edition.

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    Default Re: Winter time fuel

    I agree with CM. It only takes a phone call.
    Don
    Kioti DK45 SE HST/401 FEL, 7 ft landscape rake, 4 ft QA forks, 7' Fisher snowplow converted to QA, Satoh Bull 630D w/fel (being restored) JD 317, mower, tiller

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    Default Re: Winter time fuel

    Dingo, you and I live in rural Maine. We are used to taking stuff for granted. Oil supplier would not be in buisness long with a bad rep in our neck of the woods. I run a boat up and down the East coast. Reguardless of where I am I sample the fuel in a glass jar before it goes in my Tanks. Pain in the butt to samply fuel in 1/2 gallon jar from a 6" hose @ 125 gpm.
    Don
    Kioti DK45 SE HST/401 FEL, 7 ft landscape rake, 4 ft QA forks, 7' Fisher snowplow converted to QA, Satoh Bull 630D w/fel (being restored) JD 317, mower, tiller

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    Default Re: Winter time fuel

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob77064 View Post
    We don't get as cold here, but I still put some Howes in the fuel.
    With the Ultra Low Sulphur Diesel we're getting now ANY additive that adds lubricity is a good idea all year long, IMHO
    2009 CK20S HST - KIOTI Loader & backhoe, backblade, 3-point scoop, FEL/3-point forklift attachment, 5-ft. brushhog

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    Default Re: Winter time fuel

    I am not sure about down there in the 'States, but up here in Canada October 1st is when the refineries switch to 'winter' fuel and they cut the fuel at the source.

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