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    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?
    Hank's Lawn Care Service
    “Beautifying Lee County One Lawn at a Time”

  • #2
    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.

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    • #3
      Would a locking system like this help you?

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      • #4
        Would a locking system like this help you?

        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

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        • #5
          I make my guy cup his hands together and carry our gas like that.

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          • #6
            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.

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            • #7
              I keep 1 gal for regular & a 2 gal for mix in tool box. Don't use the big ones anymore, kept getting stolen.
              Evansville Lawn Mowing
              Newburgh Lawn Care

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              • #8
                I put mine in a locking tool box, just be carful opening the lock box the fumes can sometimes get intense

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                • #9
                  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.

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                  • #10
                    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

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                    • #11
                      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

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                      • #12
                        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.

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                        • #13
                          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.
                          Hank's Lawn Care Service
                          “Beautifying Lee County One Lawn at a Time”

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