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    Default This is how I fuel the tractor

    There have been many threads on fueling the tractor, and I thought I would just show how a 59 year old office worker fuels his tractor 5 gallons at a time.

    I have the older Blitz 5 gallon diesel fuel cans with the 2nd generation lever control valve. I did yank out the safety lock "guts" of the valve as that is just stupid to have to push a slide lever then the main lever to start the fuel flow, and if you let up on the main lever the safety lock must be actuated again. So a pair of needle nose pliers and one good yank is all it takes.

    Here is what I do, I lay a soft towel on the hood after blowing away any loose dust. and remove the fuel cap. then lift the can to the Right front tire, then lift again to balance on the loader arm, and then lift over and tilt the can to lay on its face on the towel on the hood with the spout sticking right in the fuel filler neck. Then just hold the fuel can lever down with your thumb and watch it gurgle in. There is no holding of a heavy can, just lifting for a couple of seconds, and the final lift is slight downward, and using two hands on both the top and rear handle of the jug, so it is pretty easy to do.

    As I pointed out I am not very strong, or at least no where near the strength I had 30 years ago when I did more physical work. So I would think most anyone could do this. I hope this helps someone

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    Default Re: This is how I fuel the tractor

    Quote Originally Posted by k0ua View Post
    There have been many threads on fueling the tractor, and I thought I would just show how a 59 year old office worker fuels his tractor 5 gallons at a time.

    I have the older Blitz 5 gallon diesel fuel cans with the 2nd generation lever control valve. I did yank out the safety lock "guts" of the valve as that is just stupid to have to push a slide lever then the main lever to start the fuel flow, and if you let up on the main lever the safety lock must be actuated again. So a pair of needle nose pliers and one good yank is all it takes.

    Here is what I do, I lay a soft towel on the hood after blowing away any loose dust. and remove the fuel cap. then lift the can to the Right front tire, then lift again to balance on the loader arm, and then lift over and tilt the can to lay on its face on the towel on the hood with the spout sticking right in the fuel filler neck. Then just hold the fuel can lever down with your thumb and watch it gurgle in. There is no holding of a heavy can, just lifting for a couple of seconds, and the final lift is slight downward, and using two hands on both the top and rear handle of the jug, so it is pretty easy to do.

    As I pointed out I am not very strong, or at least no where near the strength I had 30 years ago when I did more physical work. So I would think most anyone could do this. I hope this helps someone

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    I do essentially the same (especially the towel part!!)
    L3430HSTC w/ LA723 loader, Woods RD7200 finish mower and Kubota L2174A front mount snowblower

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    Default Re: This is how I fuel the tractor

    I generally just put the 5 gallon jug on the hood and then use a clear plastic tube about 6' long to siphon it in.
    My rides - '95 Kubota M4700 w/ PEC, LA1001 FEL :'07 B7610, LA352 FEL, Bush Hog SBX 48 box blade, '09 Woods BH70-X w/ 16" bucket and thumb, 3pt pallet forks, Dale Phillips PHD, Jinma 8" chipper, 2 Piranha's, Winco 12KW PTO generator, Howse plow, 5' KK tiller, 5' Big Bee cutter, with a 2002 7.3L Ford F350 CC DRW 4x4 and '07 18' Hudson HSE Deluxe trailer - 5 Ton to haul it all

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    Default Re: This is how I fuel the tractor

    It didn't take me long to find out that lifting a 5 gallon can overhead to set on the hood was a bit of a strain. Setting it on the wheel then meant I had to stand on the foot board with one foot and the other on part of the FEL or stretch out and put the other foot on the front tire which could be slick from mud or wet which was prone to slipping.
    I found a 100 gallon tank with 12Volt 15 GPM pump with 20 foot of hose for $300 and it has worked for me for 5 years now. I used a little jumper battery for a while till it went bad then just put a small car battery with a battery maintainer to keep it charged. It works for me and not lifting or hauling of 5 gallon cans of fuel.

    I wish gasoline would remain fresh long enough to justify home bulk storage but even 10-12 gallons is starting to get stale (by this I mean changing from clear to amber color) by the time I use it up.
    2010 LS P-7010C 20F/20R gear tractor & FEL, 2009 Kubota B 26 TLB, RTV 900 Kubota,17 foot Lund boat with 70HP motor, 2012-20 ft 12k GVW trailer, 2011- 52" Craftsman ZTR mower, 2013 Ferris Zero Turn, 3 weed whackers, pressure washer, leaf blowers, 7 foot bush hog, 8 foot landscape rake , 8 foot 3 PH disc, 2 row cultivator, 350 amp Miller AC/DC welding machine and all the tools needed to keep them all repaired and running.

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    Default Re: This is how I fuel the tractor

    That is pretty close to my method. I put the towel or place a board across the FEL arms and set the 6 gallon plastic antique Chilton fuel can on that. Then I have a plastic siphon and when that stops I just have about 1/2 gallon of fuel left which is easy to pour into another tractor with a funnel.
    K0ua I have tried pumps and of course the hold and balance the fuel can method. But with our method I have not spilled any fuel. So it is cost effective for sure. I have wasted fuel with the new spill proof government regulated gas cans. Of course that is probably my fault for being raised with common sense instead of common core.

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    Default Re: This is how I fuel the tractor

    The overhead tank would be ideal, but my method does not cost much. Of course the size of the tractor would factor in to whether my method would work for you or not. I am standing on the ground at all times during this, so there is no danger. A taller tractor could be a different story. I don't have any trouble at all with the lifting, as I don't have to "hold" any weight. But if I get to the point I cannot lift the can to the hood any longer, I guess I could either give it up or buy the bulk storage tank.
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    Default Re: This is how I fuel the tractor

    Quote Originally Posted by DB Pilot View Post
    That is pretty close to my method. I put the towel or place a board across the FEL arms and set the 6 gallon plastic antique Chilton fuel can on that. Then I have a plastic siphon and when that stops I just have about 1/2 gallon of fuel left which is easy to pour into another tractor with a funnel.
    K0ua I have tried pumps and of course the hold and balance the fuel can method. But with our method I have not spilled any fuel. So it is cost effective for sure. I have wasted fuel with the new spill proof government regulated gas cans. Of course that is probably my fault for being raised with common sense instead of common core.
    Yes, I have never spilled any fuel either, or had any trouble with this method. Some of the new spouts do not look very appetizing from what I have seen, so I am not sure what I am going to do when these two wear out.
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    Default Re: This is how I fuel the tractor

    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Fowler View Post
    It didn't take me long to find out that lifting a 5 gallon can overhead to set on the hood was a bit of a strain. Setting it on the wheel then meant I had to stand on the foot board with one foot and the other on part of the FEL or stretch out and put the other foot on the front tire which could be slick from mud or wet which was prone to slipping.
    I found a 100 gallon tank with 12Volt 15 GPM pump with 20 foot of hose for $300 and it has worked for me for 5 years now. I used a little jumper battery for a while till it went bad then just put a small car battery with a battery maintainer to keep it charged. It works for me and not lifting or hauling of 5 gallon cans of fuel.

    I wish gasoline would remain fresh long enough to justify home bulk storage but even 10-12 gallons is starting to get stale (by this I mean changing from clear to amber color) by the time I use it up.
    I use a similar tank and pump system, Gary, but with a booster pack similar to this:

    Motomaster Eliminator 800A Powerbox | Canadian Tire

    The booster pack is handy for trips to the back country and for lighting and small appliances during power outages.

    I think my tank is 70 imperial gallons(318 liters):


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    I fill it two or three times per year. It is easy to transport in the truck.
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    Default Re: This is how I fuel the tractor

    I use the No-Spill can. I lift it up on the loader arm. Then I stand on top of the front tire. I let the base of the No-Spill rest on the loader arm, and lay the No-Spill down and push the button. Pretty simple stuff and the No-Spill doesn't leak a drop.

    I've got this 50 gallon diesel tank with a toolbox on top mounted in my utility trailer. But I usually don't have the trailer with me at the property, so I just use the No-Spill can these days.



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    Default Re: This is how I fuel the tractor

    Next to my shed, I have a 5 foot stand (in the shade of cedar trees) that I lift the 5 gallon jugs on to. Then I throw a siphon hose over a branch and take a break on the tractor seat while it fills. Works for me as a poor boy way of doing things. Using some junk lumber and eight feet of 5/8 inch tubing, it didn't cost much. You gotta have some good lungs to get it going . Yet those full jugs are a little heavy for me to get up to 5 feet.......as I'm only 5'3'' myself....guess I've got more brawn than brains.
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