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Loader-Mounted Fuel Tank Saves Time And Money
LeRoy Momper, Fredonia, Wis., used to put diesel fuel in his tractor with 5-gal. containers. The job became a lot easier after he built a loader-mounted, gravity-fed, 85-gal. fuel tank.
    He used 10-ga. steel to build the tank and fabricated a pair of “quick tach” loader brackets, which he welded to the tank. Also added to the tank were 2 ball valves, a Goldenrod water-block/17-micron filter, a 20-ft. hose with nozzle, a 2-in. filler pipe, a screened vent, and a drain. The total weight of the tank loaded with fuel is 850 lbs.
    Momper says his portable fuel tank has a lot of advantages. “Because the system is gravity fed, there was no extra cost for a hand pump, or an electrical pump with wiring. The tank can be easily transported with the tractor to a remote location, and I can let it stand on site until I need to refill the tractor or other equipment. Also, it eliminates the need for another person and vehicle to deliver fuel, which saves time and money.”
    He says it’s important to choose a filter that’s designed to work with a gravity-fed system.
    Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, LeRoy Momper, 215 Lawrence Street, Fredonia, Wis. 53021 (ph 414 331-2093; leemary66@gmail.com).

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2019 - Volume #43, Issue #3