Fresh Fuel?

Stmar

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Going into the summer I have a full tank of #1 and also have a 5 gallon container of #1. Rookie question: Should I save the #1 container until colder weather and use #2 this summer or would the #1 get stale over the summer. Not worth taking a chance for a couple of bucks but was just curious.
 

Rdrcr

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I always go with fresh and am constantly adding new fuel to the stored fuel I have in my containers. I have mixed summer/winter for years without issue. In addition, I run additives in all my fuel for storage and performance.

Mike
 
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Going into the summer I have a full tank of #1 and also have a 5 gallon container of #1. Rookie question: Should I save the #1 container until colder weather and use #2 this summer or would the #1 get stale over the summer. Not worth taking a chance for a couple of bucks but was just curious.
I would just use what you have available then purchase some new fuel in the winter and add an anti-gel agent to it. I'm still using leftover winter fuel in mine.
 
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Use what you have. Buy more as you need. Fuel bought in Fall will be winterized as required to sell. Don't need to store/save any fuel, just use it and replace it.
 
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I was a restaurant cook for years.

Food is like diesel (or gasoline); fresh is always best! (y)
 

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A lot of it depends on storage. Fuel is not like gas and can be stored properly without issues. In a 5 gallon jug, I would use it up. That is not a very good way to store fuel.
 

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I have 30 gallons in 5 gallon jugs at the farm and have never had a problem. I add an oz. of algaecide to each jug when I fill them and rotate the stock as I refuel. The jugs have tight caps and Diesel does not evaporate. It is common for fuel to be a year old before being used.
 

Bulldog

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I have 30 gallons in 5 gallon jugs at the farm and have never had a problem. I add an oz. of algaecide to each jug when I fill them and rotate the stock as I refuel. The jugs have tight caps and Diesel does not evaporate. It is common for fuel to be a year old before being used.
I'm just curious. Instead of keeping that many jugs why not get a drum and a hand pump or a small bulk tank? looks like that would make life much easier.
 

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There is no harm in running #1 in the summertime. USE IT!
 

Magicman

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I'm just curious. Instead of keeping that many jugs why not get a drum and a hand pump or a small bulk tank? looks like that would make life much easier.
It may seem so, but for my situation the jugs are by far the easiest solution. At one time I had a 250 gallon tank there but my usage didn't justify it plus scheduling a delivery was virtually impossible. I sold it. My property is 46 miles away from home so no easy way to transport a drum empty and then back full, plus when it is empty I have no fuel. The JD has no FEL and there are times when it is the only tractor there. As it is, it's a simple matter to bring 1-2 empties home and back when filled.
 

Bulldog

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That's why I asked. Each person has different needs and if jugs fit the bill for you that's what I would use. I had to use a 5 gallon jug when I had my tank off my M for repair. I was thinking how much I hated it and that was only one jug. Filling my bulk tanks is easy. I just call my fuel guy and in a couple days he brings what I ordered. 200 gallons or more has no delivery fee so that's what works for me.