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The 15 gallon barrels are commonly used for soap for car washes. They often times have a difficult time getting rid of them. Contact the owner of your local car wash for your next one.
 

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The 15 gallon barrels are commonly used for soap for car washes. They often times have a difficult time getting rid of them. Contact the owner of your local car wash for your next one.
Thanks for the info, D2. Got one right up the street, but it's sorta self-serve. Dunno if anyone works there or not, but bet I can find out who owns it. Things being what they are, plastic is a hot recycle item at the moment. The right scrap dealer pays pretty good for plastic drums that haven't hand anything dangerous in them. Most carwash soaps are biodegradable by law, so they love getting that kinda stuff. Will have to do a little research in town.
 
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That bung looks like the same size as the larger one on 55 gallon drums. If so, I'm pretty sure there's a telescoping pickup that will thread right in. Probably available from HF as well, but if not, check Grainger (even though they're pricey). Even if it's rigid, you can cut it to length, and use the little bung for filling it back up. You might want to put a little more vent on it if you do to keep any splash from spraying out around the fill nozzle. I worked with an uncle that was a logger when I was a kid, and my job was to refuel his machines at the end of each day, then take the drums for refill the next morning on my way to the site. The drums all had pickup tubes in them, and I always filled them through the smaller bung. The small bung, IIRC, is 1" NPT so a valve can be screwed into it with readily available pipe fittings. I'm thinking the larger bung is 2" or 2-1/2" NPT. I didn't have enough experience to run the big offroad machines, and he wouldn't let me near a chain saw. I think he'd heard about me wrecking a wheelbarrow at school, so figured me and large equipment in rough terrain were not the optimal mix.

Did you perchance keep a list of parts and where you got them from? I'd really like to build up something like that. I'd probably still buy at 5 gallon increments just to keep fresh fuel mixed in with anything I stored, but put it in something like that for storage and actually fueling the tractor. I don't use enough to hassle with loading that much diesel on and off my truck, and besides that, I have a contractor cap and bed slide on my truck that won't let me stand a standard hand-truck up in it. I'd even consider putting a plug on my LX like that guy did.

If you think lifting a can up on top of a BX is tough, try the LX2610SU with fat feet. It's a long way from that fuel cap to the ground, and it doesn't get much better standing on the floor pan, especially with a can that you have to hold something pressed on it to let the fuel flow. Pretty sure I messed my left rotator cuff up again when I tried to step up on the platform on the right side. Had the can in my right hand, and got a little off balance so grabbed the FEL brace with my left hand as I started backward. It hurt. A lot. This was in December, and I'd just had rotator cuff surgery at the end of October. I've had the right one done twice, and the left once. None of the three was any fun at all.
Until you get something more sophisticated built, what I do with the B2650 which probably is about the same as the LX2610, is put a towel on the hood, and then a sturdy cardboard box on that. Then I put the square diesel container on that, no more than 3 gal in it. Then I get on a sort of step stool, install the Mr Funnel and I can tip the container to flow without lifting it. I would really like some kind of pump but haven’t gotten around to shopping for it. I voted down rotator cuff surgery, and wrist surgery to repair a badly set broken bone, so lifting and pouring is out of the question.
 

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No matter how you do it sheepfarmer fueling these darn things is not a bowl of cherries
 
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fueling these darn things is not a bowl of cherries
And that is without whipped cream. I have lifted, poured, spilled, cussed, and pumped and I still do not have an ideal situation. The Harbor Freight pump is the best that I have ever tried and used, but it is still cumbersome to hook the hoses up and use.

If it was only the tractors, a dolly and larger tank would be the solution but I have to fuel the "head high" 5 gallon fuel tank on the sawmill wherever I happen to be so hauling & handling fuel cans larger than 5 gallons is out of the question. Using smaller cans or partially filled cans is also out of the question because I need those 15 gallons available when I am sawing at remote locations.
 
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