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Hanks Lawn Care Services 06-07-2012 02:12 PM

Gas storage/transport
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 07:10 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 12:32 PM

Would a locking system like this help you?

Cashin H&P 06-08-2012 12:40 PM


Originally Posted by Steve (Post 109299)
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

CHEESE2009 06-08-2012 01:10 PM

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

brian'slawncare 06-08-2012 01:16 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 04:16 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 06:30 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 10:50 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 10:51 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

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