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    Default Re: FUELING FRUSTRATION

    LBrown59, thanks for the very detailed response!

    I do have a generator that runs when power is lost, so 120VAC is always there for me. I'm just trying to keep things simple (though I'd be the first to admit that we're already past that at this end).

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    Default Re: FUELING FRUSTRATION

    Keep things simple...do you really use enough fuel per year to justify the expense of a fancy fueling setup? As for me, I have an old milkhouse with a concrete pad inside that is the ideal height to set a 55 gallon drum on and use a hose to refill my tractor....but...why bother? For my purposes all I need to do is fill three 5 gallon diesel cans four or five times a year. SIMPLE SIMPLE SIMPLE.
    Rather than worry about the things you want but don't have, be grateful for the things you don't want and don't have.

    I didn't plan to do much of anything today, but by noon I was almost half done.

  3. #33
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    Default Re: FUELING FRUSTRATION

    Just a thought...
    My dad utilized a transfer tank that stayed in his pickup bed...
    Used it to refuel his dozer, loader, backhoe, ect...
    Had a small electric pump that attached to the battery...
    Worked great...
    No lifting of 5 gal cans plus the added convenience of refueling to remote locations...
    I've still got it...

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    Simply went to local hardware store and bought a small liquid pump that mounts in a drill. I have one long hose on the suction side and a short hose on the discharge side simply uses a cordless drill. Love it because i drive truck and if the tractor needs fuel i pull alongside the truck and siphon it out of the tank into the tractor. Takes about 10 minutes. Would work with about anything

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    Default Re: FUELING FRUSTRATION

    Here's our setup. You can get these fuel oil tanks cheap if you watch the local paper or Craigslist. There's always someone putting in a new high eff furnace that switches from fuel oil to nat gas. We got 2 for free so far.

    The pump came from Northern Tool. The local oil company comes to our place to fill it when needed.
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    Default Re: FUELING FRUSTRATION

    Quote Originally Posted by Turbys_1700 View Post
    Just a thought...
    *My dad utilized a transfer tank that stayed in his pickup bed...
    Used it to refuel his dozer, loader, backhoe, ect...
    Had a small electric pump that attached to the battery...
    Worked great...
    No lifting of 5 gal cans plus the added convenience of refueling to remote locations...
    I've still got it...
    *The main peroblem is theft hauling it around all the time and loss of bed space.
    Tractors 2003 Kubota BX1500 / 2004 Kubota Bx23 / 2005 Kubota BX1500.
    Attachments 60'' Front Blade/48'' Rear Tiller/FEL/Back Hoe /
    60'' MMM/Clamp on Forks/48'' MMM
    South of Canton Ohio L .B

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDgreen227 View Post
    Keep things simple...do you really use enough fuel per year to justify the expense of a fancy fueling setup? As for me, I have an old milkhouse with a concrete pad inside that is the ideal height to set a 55 gallon drum on and use a hose to refill my tractor....but...why bother? For my purposes all I need to do is fill three 5 gallon diesel cans four or five times a year. SIMPLE SIMPLE SIMPLE.
    I'm currently using 5 gallon cans. But I've tired of having to climb up on the operator platform to fill my tank and also the spillage onto the hood that sometime results. I started this thread to find a better way.

    (I didn't realize this thread had continued since my last post. For some reason, I no longer receive an email when a response has come in.)

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    Default Re: FUELING FRUSTRATION

    Quote Originally Posted by Turbys_1700 View Post
    Just a thought...
    My dad utilized a transfer tank that stayed in his pickup bed...
    Used it to refuel his dozer, loader, backhoe, ect...
    Had a small electric pump that attached to the battery...
    Worked great...
    No lifting of 5 gal cans plus the added convenience of refueling to remote locations...
    I've still got it...
    I completely agree. In fact, I haven't yet moved on this because we're currently looking at more acreage (~100 or so). If that happens, I'll need the tank in the pickup to fill other machines and the problem will solve itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PineRidge View Post
    Here's our setup. You can get these fuel oil tanks cheap if you watch the local paper or Craigslist. There's always someone putting in a new high eff furnace that switches from fuel oil to nat gas. We got 2 for free so far.

    The pump came from Northern Tool. The local oil company comes to our place to fill it when needed.
    It all depends on how much fuel you need to keep on hand. Prior to looking at some additional land (see prior posting), this would have been too much fuel and I'd worry about the fuel going bad before I used it. Your suggestion is now a viable option. Another great idea -- thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LBrown59 View Post
    *The main peroblem is theft hauling it around all the time and loss of bed space.
    I've thought about the loss of bed space, but not about theft -- haven't heard that happening around here. But it's certainly a possibility. Thanks!

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