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    Default FARM DIESEL

    Just wondering how many of you actually run farm diesel in your tractors as opposed to highway diesel? And what advantages/disadvantages or performance issues with either.
    Just wondering....

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    It's the same fuel, just dyed red. Saves you $.70 +- per gallon in fuel tax if you run off road. There's 4,392,124 threads here on TBN alone.
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    No performance difference unless you count the award winning smile I have by not paying road tax on it.
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    Default Re: FARM DIESEL

    Gotcha, I'll check out some of the other post. Didnt take time to search the first time just typed question and rolled on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by REDPRIDE View Post
    Gotcha, I'll check out some of the other post. Didnt take time to search the first time just typed question and rolled on.
    If everybody "searched" there would be very, very, very few new posts each day. How boring would that be.....
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    PROUD AIR FORCE DAD


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    Default Re: FARM DIESEL

    I read somewhere else on TBN that they didn't "winterize" the off-road stuff. Anyone know if that's true?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimpen View Post
    I read somewhere else on TBN that they didn't "winterize" the off-road stuff. Anyone know if that's true?
    Honestly I can't see a distributor winterizing road fuel and not off road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimpen View Post
    I read somewhere else on TBN that they didn't "winterize" the off-road stuff. Anyone know if that's true?
    Why would they not??
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    Default Re: FARM DIESEL

    I can't find the original TBN post about it now. I was searching for posts about overfilling the tank. Now google won't find it for me again.

    Someone mentioned they had used off road diesel and let it sit and it had jelled up. Maybe it was a summer formulation and they hat let it sit. But who doesn't fire up a tractor at least once a week just for the fun of it?

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