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#1 Butch-Ky

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 08:37 AM

Is there a Gov regulation that says how many gallon and size of fuel tank can be on 2 ton truck? I'm talking about side mount

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 08:53 AM

I never heard of such a regulation when I sold trucks.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 12:43 PM

Maybe the "law of economics"??? :( :unsure: ;)

With the high dollar fuel prices------------I seldom fill the pickup all the way up anymore. Glad to see prices falling back right now.

For what its worth---------I have a 113 gallon L-P tank on the side of the F-700 "watermelon truck"------------converts to approx 90--95 gallons of liquid when topped off; ------approx 400 mile range.


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Posted 02 July 2012 - 03:20 PM

I believe DOT regulations are 150 gallons max per tank and no more than two tanks.

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Posted 02 July 2012 - 06:54 PM

This was what I was thinking also.Two 40 gallon tanks want run you very far.

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 09:28 AM

I believe DOT regulations are 150 gallons max per tank and no more than two tanks.


Why would that be? If that is the case then why don't they regulate the amount of fuel in a tanker, or the amount carried for use in the pumping engines on oil field service units?

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 09:56 AM

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 12:46 PM

Had to be them. Have to admit those side tanks are kinda perilous, as in easily mooshed. Here on the west coast the biggest tank setup I ever saw was 300 gallons but it seems like it was 4 tanks, two on each side. Most common used to be a pair or 75s, but have seen things like a 50 and 100 (?) on one side of the long frame tractors. 150 would carry you solid for a good 800 mile day.
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Posted 06 July 2012 - 04:32 AM

I've seen some trucks out of Canada with 4 150 gallon tanks on them. I'd hate to have to fill them up. I've heard there are many areas that fuel is very scarce in some areas up there. Eason
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Posted 06 July 2012 - 05:52 AM

That would be the only reason to carry that kind of fuel load. The weight alone is a reason not to carry that amount of fuel, kind of hurts the load you can haul. Getting through an area with high fuel cost looks like the main reason to carry 300 gal or more. Doesn't the DOT regs make you stop more often than 8 hours?



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