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Well, trying to save money on a fuel caddy, I ended up spending a bit more than buying the configuration outright Here are some pics. initial parts I started with

Pump - Tuthill FR-112 - in JD GREEN
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28 - 30 gallon Tank
Fuel Hoses
 

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Inlet flanges
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The Tank, a Todd Diesel Fuel Caddy
 

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Assembled Pump
 

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Adapter install
 

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Pump and hose mounting
 

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Shots of finished assembly

The Cost :cookoo:

$349 - Todd Tank
$100 - transfer station adapters and components
$135 - FR112 pump
$26 - Short Flange

If I would have ordered the Fuel transfer station from the start, I would have saved ~$50 - $75. :banghead: and a couple of hours :banghead: But it was fun

However, I do have a portable fuel transfer station that can put fuel in and take it out. No more multiple 5 gallon gas cans for me!

yes I could have used the 30 gallon barrel I have, but I did not and I am still happy, as transporting this caddy to the gas station is easier than my barrel with pump would be.
 

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Don't you all laugh at once - But i do think it was worth it for me.
 

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That is sweet! A few questions:

How will you get that out of your truck when its full? Will you have to use the forks each time?

Looks to be a 2 person job to fill your tractor. one with the nozzle and one to turn the pump? Do they make a battery operated pump?

I like it alot!
 

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Good job Nuru, I did a very similar thing. The only differences I did was use an electric pump and added a filter. My nozzle is an auto shut-off as well.

Brian,
I use an engine crane to unload it from the truck after fill-up.
 

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Nuru:

Out of curiosity, is there a reason you put a quick-connector on the nozzle instead of just putting the nozzle directly on the hose?
 

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Oh yeah, I added an external shut-off ball valve as well.
 

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That is sweet! A few questions:

How will you get that out of your truck when its full? Will you have to use the forks each time?

Looks to be a 2 person job to fill your tractor. one with the nozzle and one to turn the pump? Do they make a battery operated pump?

I like it alot!
Brian; Well, I think I can do it by myself. I thought about setting it up to use a drill to work the pump, but I will try it a few times to see how it works
 

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That is sweet! A few questions:

How will you get that out of your truck when its full? Will you have to use the forks each time?

Looks to be a 2 person job to fill your tractor. one with the nozzle and one to turn the pump? Do they make a battery operated pump?

I like it alot!
Oh I forgot, I have a tray that slides into my SUV's Receiver hitch, so I can strap the caddy on the tray and then just lift it off of the tray.
 

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Good job Nuru, I did a very similar thing. The only differences I did was use an electric pump and added a filter. My nozzle is an auto shut-off as well.

Brian,
I use an engine crane to unload it from the truck after fill-up.
Randy, I was told that using an electric pump was not a good thing, can you send pics of your set-up? I am thinking of using a filter too.
 

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Nuru:

Out of curiosity, is there a reason you put a quick-connector on the nozzle instead of just putting the nozzle directly on the hose?
Mjncad, I want the option of changing hose ends, for fuel loading and fuel transfer.
 

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Nice!
Speaking of the quick connect... Does it have an internal "shutoff" so it doesnt drip?
Hmm, I dunno, I may have to add one like RandyM did.
 

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Anyone care to know how I got a pump - special order JD Green in color?
 
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