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    Recommend manual or 12v diesel jug-to-tractor pump?

    Have a couple of 5 gal racing-type jugs (no vent problems). Don't see real reason to go to larger storage since can buy diesel 1/2 mi away. But would like to make it easier when refilling. So far have found a FloNGo siphon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...k_ql_qh_dp_hza but reviews just don't grab me. Have seen some manual winder pumps, but they don't look suited to jugs. If there's a 12v option, wouldn't have to lift jugs - even if can do with FEL. Not excited about battery models.

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    Don't fill the jugs

    Until you find your ideal pump, may I suggest that you only fill the jugs about half way so they are easier to lift? With you supply that close, it's not a big deal to make another run. In fact, if you are working the tractor hard you could just drive it over there for a complete fill up but lifting full 5 gallon jugs gets old in a hurry.

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    Check out Flo-Fast. They have hand pumps that fit in 5-gallon racing jugs.

    https://flofast.com/store/#pumps,all
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    I have a basic electronic fuel pump with a short hose on input side and a long hose on exit. Wired to a cigarette lighter plug. I used it when 4 wheeling to transfer fuel from 5 gallon jerry cans mounted in back of pickup to my kids atvs. It worked pretty well.
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    If I ever have to buy new fuel jugs, I'll buy 2 1/2 gallon jugs instead of 5 gallon. Considering that my 5 gallon Blitz can is over 35 years old, the chances are slim that I will have to replace any of them.
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    I bought one of these and rigged it up on a cart so I can just drop the input hose into a 5 gallon can.

    12v Diesel transfer pump
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    This sounds nice. Possible to get a pic of your setup? Do you clip to battery or add a cigarette connector for power?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dianedebuda View Post
    This sounds nice. Possible to get a pic of your setup? Do you clip to battery or add a cigarette connector for power?
    I used it a couple of times with the battery clips but decided there had to be a better way, so I also mounted a small 12v battery with a battery minder along with the pump . I didn't try using the 12v socket on the tractor 'cause I have 3 machines I wanted to use the pump with and just decided to make it totally machine independent. If just using it with the one tractor I would probably try the 12v socket.

    I had a picture in an earlier thread here, second pic:

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    Quote Originally Posted by spferdil View Post
    I had a picture in an earlier thread here, second pic:
    Thanks. Now remember seeing it when first posted. Looks like that pump draws 13 amps. From what I can tell, most cigarette plugs are good for 10 amps, so doesn't look promising. Thinking, thinking.

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    If you want to drop some serious money on a wonderful fueling system, I have this 58 gallon tank with fuel pump and discharge nozzle. It's designed for pallet forks, so it goes in the back of my pickup truck when empty and I take to our bulk dealer for red diesel. Lifting jugs for my 4720 was a huge PITA.
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