I received an email from Northern Tool about their big "Blow Out Sale" and they do have many very good deals. One issue which is often discussed is the handling of diesel fuel, whether its the transport of it from station to home or work site or the general dislike of pouring from 5 and 6 gallon fuel jugs, Northern has a couple of sales going on QUALITY items to make this process safer and easier.
First, they have their 12 volt transfer pump on sale which is ideal for transferring from a pick up truck bed auxiliary tank or from a fuel jug into your tractor. Normally, $199, this item is now on sale for $150.99 and includes free shipping.
I have used this item as a close friend has it and I was impressed with it's quality. I may in fact get one just to use to fill the tractor from the fuel jugs without having to lift and hold the jugs. Plus, it has the actual "fuel nozzle" although I don't recall if it's self stopping once the fuel level in the tank being filled reaches back up to the nozzle.
Roughneck Portable 12V Fuel Transfer Pump Kit | Northern Tool + Equipment
The second item they have on sale is the quality diesel fuel (as well as the gasoline model is also on sale) 30 gallon fuel caddy / siphon-transfer tank. It has a rotary crank which can be used to siphon fuel to fill the tank from other sources and then reverse the cranking direction and it will pump from the tank into the destination you desire.
12 rotary cranks per gallon of fuel pumped. Very nice if you need to drain the fuel tank for repairs or a filter change, etc. as you can use this tank to siphon the fuel out of the tractor or other vehicle and then restore the fuel by reversing the cranking direction and fill and siphon hose positions.
This unit also has free shipping and at 105 pounds, that's some savings as it likely is coming truck freight. The good news is you won't have to have the "tail gate service" for the lift gate, which can add up to $100 to the freight cost as you will be able to lift the item off the freight truck with your FEL and pallet forks.
Roughneck UL Listed Diesel Caddy | Northern Tool + Equipment
The fuel caddy's are 30 gallons and UL listed. It's on sale for $489 from it's normal price of $519 but the free freight is a big deal as the freight charge is likely to be $100 to bring it to my location from Northern's warehouses.
They also have some nice light weight work gloves that I like to wear on sale and other items. It's worth checking out their sale items if you need anything. My experience has found that Northern products tend to be higher quality than many other retailers of similar items.