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    Off Road Diesel

    I use off road diesel in my tractor for the most part, but in the winter I usually put 5 gallons of regular pump diesel from the gas station.
    My thinking is the regular pump diesel has deicers added and it should not gel up during the cold winter.
    What do you do?

    Tried to create a POLL, but no luck.
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    Off road year round.
    Local station changes it by the season.
    #2 in summer, 80/20 by November, straight #1 Jan, back to 80/20 by March(ish), then back to #2.

    I run an additive regardless.

    Even with straight #1, it's cheaper than the #2 taxable...
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    I use an additive in all my diesel fuel also, tractor and truck.
    I run Promise 409 in the winter, and 405 in the summer.
    Never had any issues, so I guess it works.
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    When I order my off road diesel in the fall, I can specify whatever mix I want of #2 and #1. They tell me the common in winter is 70% #2 and 30% #1. Check your supplier and see what they tell you about your options.

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    Off-road from the convenient store/gas station year round. I use either John Deere or Stanadyne diesel fuel treatment, also year round. The store is owned by a local fuel company. One of the owners told me that they treat it but I don't know with what. It works. Never had a problem.
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    The place near here that sells off-road (dyed) Diesel has pumps for #1 and #2, so I can mix my own. But when I went to get some #1 to be prepared for this cold crap we are getting, the #1 pump was out of commission. Murphy is alive and well. I have some additive to lower the temp before it causes problems. We'll see, possibly tomorrow.

    And spring seems to be on back-order.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DRobinson View Post
    Off-road from the convenient store/gas station year round. I use either John Deere or Stanadyne diesel fuel treatment, also year round. The store is owned by a local fuel company. One of the owners told me that they treat it but I don't know with what. It works. Never had a problem.
    Dyed diesel year around here too.
    FWIW Don, I've never heard of a terminal "treating" dyed diesel simply because it's nothing more and nothing less than #2 heating oil. If your station is owned by a local fuel company and they tell you it's treated, more than likely it's blended with kerosene by them, we do the same thing at two of our stations, and according to JD a 70/30 blend will do no harm to these engines. But additives year around for us also in our tank at home.
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    I use on road diesel that I get at a truck stop about 6 miles away. I treat the fuel year round.
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    Quote Originally Posted by trboxman View Post
    I use on road diesel that I get at a truck stop about 6 miles away. I treat the fuel year round.
    I used to use road diesel for the tractor until I found the off road stuff, It's 70 cents to a dollar per gallon cheaper so I use it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PJR832 View Post
    Dyed diesel year around here too.
    FWIW Don, I've never heard of a terminal "treating" dyed diesel simply because it's nothing more and nothing less than #2 heating oil. If your station is owned by a local fuel company and they tell you it's treated, more than likely it's blended with kerosene by them, we do the same thing at two of our stations, and according to JD a 70/30 blend will do no harm to these engines. But additives year around for us also in our tank at home.
    They sell some kind of fuel treatment. I can't remember the name of it. He told me that they use that to treat the fuel. I don't know? I think they sell more off road diesel to people who buy it for their furnace than diesel tractors. I'm amazed at the people who buy 10 or 15 gallons at a time. I know damn well they don't have a diesel engine to feed. I don't really understand that, but there are a lot of things I don't understand. I have to agree that it has to be difficult to treat either a truckload or in the storage tank at the station. I'll ask again when I see him. I could care less if they pee in it, as long as it works and doesn't gel. I'm happy.
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