When I first got my Kubota Tractor one of the first things that I discovered was that pouring diesel fuel out of a five gallon can into funnel while standing on the running board of the tractor was not that easy. And usually it ended up with diesel fuel everywhere.
I started searching for a solution. A fuel tank for the back of my truck with a 12 volt pump was one option, but pretty pricey and it took up space in the bed of my truck.
I finally stumbled onto this 13 gallon fuel tank with a delivery hose and nozzle. However, it had to be elevated to do me any good. I just happened to have an abandon electric pole by my building so I mounted the tank to that pole using a chain and a hook so I could easily get it down and back up again when it needed filling.
When I first rigged up this system I did not have a 4 wheeler with a winch so I raised and lowered the tank with a block and tackle set up by hand. Today I just pull winch cable out, run it through a pulley, and hook the pulley to a hanger above the fuel tank.
All I have to do is raise it up a little, unhook the chain and lower it to the ground. Pretty simple really and a tank of fuel usually lasts me a couple of months which is why I didn’t opt for a larger, more expensive option.
You can do amazing things using a block and tackle system, it gives you incredible leverage that makes you far stronger than you actually are. For those that are unfamiliar with A Block and Tackle System see this page for a detailed explanation.
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