Fueling tractor

   / Fueling tractor #71  
I have some No-Spill brand cans with a push button style valve so you can set it on the side (spout facing down) and it wont dispense until you push the plunger. It is actually one of the best "epa type spouts" that I have used. With my SCUT (MF GC1725MB) the tank cap is just at the right height where I can set the fuel can on top of our trash receptacle and it just clears the fill neck. Some day I will make a "shelf" that I can place a can on to fill it, maybe a rolling type so it's easy to move but for now the trash can works just fine.

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   / Fueling tractor #72  
Well, I hoist up the 5 gallon can, but with the spout removed, and a funnel inserted in the top of the tank. I'm tall enough that holding it to pour like that isn't too bad, and I get very little spillage. Nice little isometric bicep exercise! :)

I usually only fill tractor to about 3/4 cuz hard to see to stop in time so don't overflow if trying for full, but with care, that can be done.
 
   / Fueling tractor #73  
What you guys find to be the better way of fuel transfer to get away from lifting 5 gal jugs to fill tractor
Don’t use enough for 50 gal drum with pump
What you guys find to be the better way of fuel transfer to get away from lifting 5 gal jugs to fill tractor
Don’t use enough for 50 gal drum with pump
I bought the TeraPump TRHD03 Battery
What you guys find to be the better way of fuel transfer to get away from lifting 5 gal jugs to fill tractor
Don’t use enough for 50 gal drum with pump
What you guys find to be the better way of fuel transfer to get away from lifting 5 gal jugs to fill tractor
Don’t use enough for 50 gal drum with pump
Get the TeraPump TRHD03 Battery operated one, had one for years! You can get it at Amazon. Don't know what I could do without it. Susan
 
   / Fueling tractor #74  
Just use an el cheapo HF battery powered pump in the 5 gallon jugs. Sure, it's slow but I am in no hurry.
This is what I have started using. Not having to deal with the mess when I try to get the spout lined up with the fuel tank corresponded to the amount of time it takes the pump to fill the tank.
 
   / Fueling tractor #75  
Just use an el cheapo HF battery powered pump in the 5 gallon jugs. Sure, it's slow but I am in no hurry.
Same thing I use, slow but works well and no spilling, I hate the smell of diesel fuel.
 
   / Fueling tractor #76  
There is a product Named "PRI D" you can find on the internet.


It is by far and away the best fuel preservative there is. It was initially used in bunker fuel on ships to keep it fresh. A little research will reveal so amazing facts about this additive.

I keep 150 gallons of diesel on hand, I treat it every six months with PRI D, one ounce to 15 gallons of diesel. I rotate my barrels as I use them. I am currently burning diesel from 2015 in my JD 450C dozer and Massey 165 tractor. Runs like it is right out of the pump.

They also have PRI G for gas. you will never have bad gas if you follow the directions. All of my power equipment, and boat sit all winter with gas in them and they fire right up in the spring. I have been using this stuff for 15 years,it works.
Good Luck
Don N
 
   / Fueling tractor #77  
Just use an el cheapo HF battery powered pump in the 5 gallon jugs. Sure, it's slow but I am in no hurry.
Different model, same idea. rag on hood. 5 gal on rag, pump. unscrew batteries from pump for storage. Has auto shut off. Easy for us old guys.
 
   / Fueling tractor #78  
My cans are all 33mm at the throat (Canada). These pumps are 38mm- too large to go in the can.
I use this pump from CanTire. Fits just fine in my Wedcor and Sceptre fuel cans:
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   / Fueling tractor #79  
I use the fel to lift the can high enough to run the siphon. Use a cheapo hand squeezed siphon. Simple as can be and can be used anywhere. If I'm going to be out and about and use a bunch of diesel I just slap the can in the fel and take it to the job site and set it aside till need it.
 
   / Fueling tractor #80  
What you guys find to be the better way of fuel transfer to get away from lifting 5 gal jugs to fill tractor
Don’t use enough for 50 gal drum with pump
I have a 55 gallon plastic drum I mounted to a metal pallet I can load in the back of my pickup.
I modified two caps on the drum so that I can apply some compressed air from my compressor.
One cap has a 1/2 inch pipe with ball valve and air line quick connect and the pipe does not protrude into the tank more than an inch or two.
The other cap has a 1/2 inch pipe with ball valve and barb fitting with vinyl tubing. This pipe protrudes to the bottom of the drum minus 4 inches. Keeping pipe 4 inches off the bottom of the drum prevents an accumulated water from coming out.
I set the regulator on my air compressor to 4 psi.
Opening the fill valve on the drum puts 4 psi into the drum and pressure at the surface of the diesel which forces the diesel up through the other pipe from the bottom of the tank and out through the vinyl hose.
I can fill my tractor 10 gallon tank in just a couple minutes by turning on my compressor and opening two valves.
No lifting, no mess.
And I can does my 55 gallon drum with additives as needed so when I fuel my tractor I do nothing but fuel my tractor.
The fittings at the hardware store shouldn't cost more than $15 but I already had everything in my shed to make the mods so it cost me nothing.
 
 
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