The journey begins - purchased a truck.

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by blairandgretchen, Dec 10, 2014.

  1. TaylorMade407

    TaylorMade407 Road Train Member

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    Looks like he could keep it open while it's running and then closed when he rolling down the road. Pretty nifty idea and setup if you ask me but I've had APUs in company trucks and that's the only thing I'm getting.
     
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  3. stranger

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    That would be the way to go. I wouldn't run it inside the box and expect it to last very long.
     
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  4. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    I will take a picture from the rear, underneath the trailer. You'll see it has plenty of breathing room from there.

    Glad I remembered the choke control and added a hole to fit my hand through - and for the gas shutoff - it's recommended you shut the gas off until it runs dry.

    Remember - it's only for 12-16 weeks of super hard LS owner operator running . . . what, about 7 nights out !?!?!?
     
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  5. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    That was the plan - crack the front open , it'll still deflect a rain storm.
     
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  6. Terry270

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    The best thing you can do for it(and every small gas engine) is to treat the fuel. My father in law is the Grasshopper and Husqvarna dealer for our area and 90% of his service work is cleaning carbs and fuel systems due to this horrible ethanol fuel we are forced to use. Crazy to see 2 year old mowers come in that won't start due to gumming up of the fuel system.
     
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  7. dngrous_dime

    dngrous_dime Road Train Member

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    Run premium, it has more "pure" gasoline in it. It's also better to run the higher octane in small engines.
     
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  8. Terry270

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    It wouldn't matter, the problem is with the ethanol. On top of the fact that you are better off adding one ounce of additive to a 5 gallon gas can of 87 octane than you are paying for 93. Ethanol free gas is 2nd best option but again more expensive and usually not easy to find
     
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  9. stranger

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    Premium won't run as many hours as regular in a small engine. Not enough compression to burn it well. I worked as a small engine mechanic for a good while. The non adjustable carbs, everything plastic, and sorry gas has ruined all new small gas engines. EPA crap in other words.

    My weed trimmer is 25 years old, hedge trimmer is 18, and lawn rider is 16. I dread when I have to get something new like my sons have. None of theirs runs right after a season or two.
     
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  10. Skate-Board

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    I think you missed a 10 before that price. That unit is over $10,000.
     
  11. spyder7723

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    That's why he said it was more than the 399 harbor freight gas gen.
     
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