Optilube or Standyne as a second choice. The others are not even close.
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I like to tinker and build things like this. I have a ton of projects that I have put off due to sky high wood prices. this is something i have been thinking about since i started using the crappy 5 gallon "non spill" cans. once I bought the VP cans, that changed things a lot. I saw on facebook marketplace someone selling a ball valve hose for the vp cans and it gave me the idea to make this gas can stand.And time saved to build it. (but that's half the fun, right?)
Being new, ask questions, that's how you learn................I'm sure you've heard it before, but from this new guy, thanks for the solid info you've shared. Rather than fiddling with other less ideal options I was able to ultimately save money by buying once. Really do appreciate that.
As for fuel treatment for these small diesels, what do you recommend and why? If you've previously explained, my apologies for a redundant discussion. I've used the search function and it seems folks are all over the map, but I'm leaning toward Hot Shots, based largely on this comparison :
I'm no expert, but many people recommend using a treatment year round for the added lubrication it provides. Based on what I've read, the new EPA friendly ULSD 15PPM sulfur diesel doesn't have the same properties as diesel of the past. This ULSD is what lubricates the injection pump. I'd guess it's akin to running a 2cycle engine with 100:1 gas/oil, when the engine wants 40:1. is it going to fail immediately, not likely, will it wear faster than it should, most likely. Does running it hurt the engine, nope, just the wallet. Depending on the product, I use Howes, it's about $17 to treat 300 gallons (or just a bit over 5 cents a gallon or $0.28 a 1025R tank.)I live about 50 miles east of Houston. Every few years might get a dusting of snow, hard freeze (below 20F) about once a decade. When I was tractor shopping one of my questions I asked several times was what diesel additive I should use. Universally the opinion was not needed down here. But following this thread, sounds like I should be using an injector cleaner like hot shot extreme?
Thank you for literally making me laugh out loud!!
Thanks for the hydraulic oil temps info - interesting 🤨Thank you for literally making me laugh out loud!!
I cut the Inlaws neighbors - enjoyed a stick on the ride to/from, then put on the front weights, the 3pt/iMatch and the MCS. Got ambitious and corrected the "twist" in my top link hoses so they sit nicely in the rear outlets and finally put on the KBOH chain box. I've been concerned that it would interfere with the MCS battery box, but... it's just barely enough room. Another positive about filling it with 20' of 5/16th chain and a chain shortener - Additional ballast on the opposite side of the little Yanmar- which helps.
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For those that are curious about hydraulic fluid temps - Ambient temps of 82° - "Commuting" in to a headwind WOT, H gear, just a mower deck (60D) on the tractor - Peaked at just over 165°. While cutting, no wind (shielded by trees/house), peaked at just over 190°. Cutting with a light breeze available basically static at 190°.
Commute home, tail wind - cooled to around 180° after 3.2 miles. Finally, low idle for about 15 min (putting the weights, 3pt and MCS on) brought it down to ~130°. Looking forward to Cutting tomorrow with the MCS and extra ~1k lbs on it and see where the temps are. (Front ballast 308lbs, MCS 450 or so and when full of clippings - 250-300lbs).
All fun and games aside that fuel tank and pump are a bane at times because I’m here twice a day sometimes and the big iron is hungry all the time
That's why you make the big bucks!All fun and games aside that fuel tank and pump are a bane at times because I’m here twice a day sometimes and the big iron is hungry all the time
View attachment 796524 I gotta get up a lot earlier than everyone else to get fuel which can be sometimes 1/2 hr outta the way. Sometimes I’ll make 2 fuel runs before the crew shows up at 7 on remote sites