Posted by Indiana Ken on December 05, 2012 at 17:01:21 from (220.127.116.11):
In Reply to: Propane tanks? posted by rodm1 on December 04, 2012 at 15:46:06:
I have a 500 gallon tank that I paid $1250 for about five years ago. When I first asked the dealer about it the lady led me to believe it was new, then she mentioned it was like new when I signed the papers. Actually, they tested the tank, installed new fittings and repainted it. It did look nice however after they installed it I looked at the name plate and the tank was made in 1968. I was not too happy about it being so old however I don't think it really makes any difference.
Two years ago I had them install a liquid draw off hose for my propane tractor. The valve installs in a bung on the top of the tank. The bung/valve is (at least on my tank) a "hot tap" which allows installation on a filled tank. Some dealers may not want to do it or carry the insurance so ask around if you get turned down. Also, I would indicate you want it for the tractor and don't brag about filling BBQ tanks for your buddies.
This fall I paid $1.15 per gallon. I have some portable tanks I use for finishing maple syrup etc. so it was well worth the $150 I paid for the hose installation. You will need an adaptor for the portable tanks which are pretty costly - I paid $30 for a used one.
If you are filling portable tanks you will want to weight them until you learn how to use the liquid level (spitter) valve. Also, always wear rubber gloves when working with propane - if liquid propane gets on your skin it will become frozen. Good luck
Same-Day Shipping! Most of our stocked parts ship the same day you order (M-F). Expedited shipping available, just call! Most prices for parts and manuals are below our competitors. Compare our super low shipping rates! We have the parts you need to repair your tractor. We are a Company you can trust and have generous return policies! Shop Online Today or call our friendly sales staff toll free (800) 853-2651. [ More Info ]
TRADEMARK DISCLAIMER: Tradenames and Trademarks referred to within Yesterday's Tractor Co. products and within the Yesterday's Tractor Co. websites are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of these trademark holders are affiliated with Yesterday's Tractor Co., our products, or our website nor are we sponsored by them. John Deere and its logos are the registered trademarks of the John Deere Corporation. Agco, Agco Allis, White, Massey Ferguson and their logos are the registered trademarks of AGCO Corporation. Case, Case-IH, Farmall, International Harvester, New Holland and their logos are registered trademarks of CNH Global N.V.