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    Tired of lugging 5 gallon jugs! Solutions!! Fuel caddy.

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    I got tired of hauling 5 gallon jugs after the last jug started leaking.

    Northern Tool to the rescue - 50 Gallon 2' x 2' transfer fuel tank and a pump, a little 2x6, 4x6 and 6" 600lb wheels from Harbor Freight and away we go... To get fuel now, I just use bucket forklift attachments to forklift into the truck...

    I collected general ideas around GTT and want to thank everyone.

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    Tractor supply or a parts store should have a housing for a filter/water sperator that you can plumb into the pump and the hose comes off the housing, "Fill Rite" makes them. then for the handle get a inline swivel best money I spent. Mine is in the truck tho.
    The filter would keep any water or trash out of your tractor.. Don't forget extra filters..
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1010 View Post
    Tractor supply or a parts store should have a housing for a filter/water sperator that you can plumb into the pump and the hose comes off the housing, "Fill Rite" makes them. then for the handle get a inline swivel best money I spent. Mine is in the truck tho.
    The filter would keep any water or trash out of your tractor.. Don't forget extra filters..
    Yes - Next on the list!
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    I'm in need of a hookup like that, with 2 diesel tractors and a diesel Z turn, them 5 gallon jugs are getting mighty heavy.

    Good work!!

    Been debating between a 12 volt electric pump like yours or a gravity feed system up on a 6 - 8 foot stand.
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    Nice!
    Now get one of these
    https://www.amazon.com/Goldenrod-Sho.../dp/B00J5MMXHC

    Diesel fuel gets lots of contaminants in it, you’ll thank yourself later

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Cajun View Post
    I'm in need of a hookup like that, with 2 diesel tractors and a diesel Z turn, them 5 gallon jugs are getting mighty heavy.

    Good work!!

    Been debating between a 12 volt electric pump like yours or a gravity feed system up on a 6 - 8 foot stand.
    These work good also. https://www.amazon.com/Fill-Rite-Rot.../dp/B07C8BCQTY

    When I drove dump truck we had one in the yard and it pumps surprisingly fast
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    That's a great looking fuel caddy. I need a loader so I can have one

    If you end up getting frustrated with those casters take a look at Caster Depot, specifically Colson Casters.
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    That's a nice looking setup.

    Being an el cheapo DIY guy that has a diesel generator for backup power I went with simple 55 gallon oil drums and a $65 pump off eBay. I am fortunate to have a local supplier that only has a 60 gallon minimum on local delivery so I just have them bring the off road diesel to me and fill the drums. Fuel costs abut the same as on road pump price but I don't have to go get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Machinist View Post
    That's a nice looking setup.

    Being an el cheapo DIY guy that has a diesel generator for backup power I went with simple 55 gallon oil drums and a $65 pump off eBay. I am fortunate to have a local supplier that only has a 60 gallon minimum on local delivery so I just have them bring the off road diesel to me and fill the drums. Fuel costs abut the same as on road pump price but I don't have to go get it.

    I may have asked you this before...

    What for diesel generator do you have? A permanent or portable?

    Iím dying to get a small diesel generator as I store diesel - right now I have 1000 gallons in one tank and 60 in the other. But I only need 7500 watts or so - all small diesel units under 10k watts look like junk. I just donít need anything bigger than that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coaltrain View Post
    I may have asked you this before...

    What for diesel generator do you have? A permanent or portable?

    Iím dying to get a small diesel generator as I store diesel - right now I have 1000 gallons in one tank and 60 in the other. But I only need 7500 watts or so - all small diesel units under 10k watts look like junk. I just donít need anything bigger than that.
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