I have been struggling with a variety of old fuel gas cans, with a hodge podge of various caps, nozzles and spouts. All of my old cans have one thing in common, I don't have two that are the same and virtually all of the pieces on the old fuel gas cans are unique to the container they are on.
I just got in 4 of these yellow diesel jugs, which are 5 gallons each and I also got in 4 of these in red for the gasoline storage. In fact, today I spent $160 filling gas cans alone. I didn't fill the diesel fuel at the pumps yet as I had just gotten diesel last week, so I still have the 22 gallons of diesel on hand.
These jugs are very sturdy, much more so than any of the plastic fuel jugs of all other shapes and sizes.
These are just about 10" square on the base of the jug and the jugs are 20 1/2" tall. They have very heavy duty threaded cap and a nice vent on the top of the jug by the handle.
The opening on these jugs permits the fuel to pour into a funnel very easy without the splashing. Also, I ordered just one of the filler hoses for use with the diesel jugs as I always run my gas through a fine brass screened funnel which catches any debris or contaminant.
You can get an optional clear hose for the caps on these jugs for filling the equipment. I plan to use this for my diesel jugs as I can't use the funnel on my tractor due to the configuration of the fuel filler neck and area with the cab on. So, having the screen in the fuel filler hose is nice to catch any contaminants.
These jugs sell for (4) of the 5 gallon fuel jugs, either red or yellow (blue, clear, white, green, and other colors as well......) a set of 4 of any color jugs with the caps and NOT with the plastic filler hose sells for $99 plus tax on Amazon . I checked Summitt and Jeg's and they were about $31 to $33 each, where as through Amazon, with the free shipping, they came to $25 (rounded) each.
Here is the link to purchase these in red, without the plastic pour hose. You can change the actual Jug color and get a wide choice of these for this price. I ordered them on Monday, they arrived today with the holiday.
You can order these with the plastic pour spouts on each filler cap, and that brings the cost up on each jug. Since I only wanted the one plastic spout, I ordered it separately for roughly another $9. I would prefer to keep the screw on caps without the plastic filler hose when the gas or diesel is being stored. I can add the cap with the plastic spout if I need to by simply screwing the cap onto the appropriate jug.
Excellent quality, very heavy plastic, the sides of the jug don't bow with the fuel like they do in most of the other fuel containers (except my old 6 gallon Diesel Fuel Jugs with the plastic Pour Spouts, which also are much thicker than most other newer fuel jugs.
So, if you are looking for a way to transport and store fuel and you don't want to have a fuel caddy, these jugs are a great option.
I have used these same fuel jugs for years with my Alcohol Fuel for racing with great success and NO Problems of any kinds, ever.
Desire for more storage capacity led to this purchase
My diesel fuel is well contained. I have (2) 6 gallon plastic yellow jugs with excellent old style plastic pour spouts (the old style that are no longer sold) and (2) 5 gallon newer yellow plastic jugs that I use to hold the fuel until I transfer it into one of the old jugs with the plastic pour spouts. So, my diesel fuel needs haven't been an issue, other than I would like more capacity so in the winter during storms, I have at least 25 gallons of spare fuel on hand in the event of a bad storm. We had a storm this winter which resulted in me plowing all of the plow driveways a total of 3 times in that 24 hour period. So, I spent a total of about 15 to 16 hours plowing snow in the 24 hour period, which with my tractor means that in the 15 to 16 hours of plowing, I consumed 15 to 16 hours of diesel fuel as my tractor without the PTO running in the winter weather consumes about a gallon of diesel per hour.
Previously, I only had diesel capacity of 22 gallons and during that storm, I got down to my last tank of fuel. I saw the storm predicted and went out and got all the fuel cans full plus I took a 5 gallon gas can and put diesel in it that one time. I didn't like having diesel fuel in the gas can so I used that one first, to pour into the tractor, to make sure the diesel went into the tractor and I returned the gas can to the gas use.