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Hanks Lawn Care Services
06-07-2012, 01:12 PM
As most people do, I carry several plastic gas cans on the truck to keep the mowers and line trimmers going.
Besides having gas cans that heat up and swell, they have to be kept locked up keeping them from others who have no problem taking them off my hands, so, I thought I would put this out for others to comment on,
I know there has to be a better and safer way to carry fuel in the line of business,
I have thought of an auxiliary fuel tank
(like the RVer's and farmers use in the back of the truck)
What's your preferred way of carrying extra fuel?

SECTLANDSCAPING
06-07-2012, 06:10 PM
Someone just stole my 5 gallon can that was half full.

Theres a gas can rack that locks up. Not sure what to do about the swelling.

Steve
06-08-2012, 11:32 AM
Would a locking system like this help you?

http://www.wisesales.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/l/t/lt32.jpg

Cashin H&P
06-08-2012, 11:40 AM
Would a locking system like this help you?

http://www.wisesales.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/l/t/lt32.jpg

The problem I see with this is that it can still swell and with it being locked and confined there could be the chance for it to explode or burst. I am looking into gettin a fuel transfer tank to keep in my truck

CHEESE2009
06-08-2012, 12:10 PM
I make my guy cup his hands together and carry our gas like that.

http://www.hearthealthyonline.com/images/img_portioncontrollg_ss3.jpg

brian'slawncare
06-08-2012, 12:16 PM
what about a bike lock? like a rope that locks together? you could string it through the handles of the cans and to the side rail of the trailer.

shadrach
06-08-2012, 03:16 PM
I keep 1 gal for regular & a 2 gal for mix in tool box. Don't use the big ones anymore, kept getting stolen.

stevef1201
06-08-2012, 05:30 PM
I put mine in a locking tool box, just be carful opening the lock box the fumes can sometimes get intense

jrayb39667
06-08-2012, 09:50 PM
I bought 3 x 5 gallon metal safety cans from lowes. I keep them in a locked tool box and I don't have any problems with fumes because they have a pretty good spring to keep the lid closed on the cans. I find that the aluminum tool box keeps the cans much cooler so there's no swelling.

brian'slawncare
06-09-2012, 09:51 AM
since the cans keep it cooler, that means less lost to evaporation, meaning you may save money in the long run....I'll have to get one of those

stevef1201
06-09-2012, 10:01 AM
I bought 3 x 5 gallon metal safety cans from lowes. I keep them in a locked tool box and I don't have any problems with fumes because they have a pretty good spring to keep the lid closed on the cans. I find that the aluminum tool box keeps the cans much cooler so there's no swelling.

I didn't think of those, I only have the cheeppoo plastic ones

jrayb39667
06-09-2012, 01:49 PM
I didn't think of those, I only have the cheeppoo plastic ones

They come with a yellow plastic funnel that slips over the spout and between the lid. they are around $45 but well worth the investment & they are much more durable than the plastic jugs.

Hanks Lawn Care Services
06-16-2012, 08:28 AM
The transfer tank is a great way to go if one has extra room in the bed of the truck (my bed is 11' so there is no problem there, the other thought is a metal frame mounted on the trailer enclosed with either expanded metal or heavy hog panels so there is full time ventilation. Hinged doors with good locks that make it usable from either side would be a good idea and could also give room for extra like oils, parts and line trimmers as well.