Roughneck HD UL Listed Fuel Caddy - 30-Gallon Capacity
Roughneck Fuel Caddy
I was initially skeptical regarding the Roughneck Fuel Caddy. I amde several trips to the Northern Store and looked at it and tried visualizing using it. I finally decided to purchase it and I can honestly tell you it continues to exceed my expectations. Very easily assembled and it is really nice to be able to pump out of the fuel caddy and pump back into it as well. It is really nice to have fuel around to fill all my toys. The old saying "You get what you pay for" certainly does apply here.
September 18, 2013
Extra Fuel on Hand
I purchased my caddy over 2-1/2 years ago, and have had no problems from day one. Pump works as good as day one. Unit is heavy duty and have not experienced any leaks.
April 23, 2013
Great product with add ons
I added on the "Roughneck Cast Iron Diesel Fuel Transfer Pump Kit — 22 GPM, 120 Volt AC" after I learned that the hand pump it comes with doesn't have the power to siphon gas from an underground oil tank. The electric pump works perfectly and makes the fuel caddy look like a traveling gas station. One minor issue that they can improve upon is that gas will splash out of the fuel gauge connection when you roll it around with a full tank. So now I only fill it 3/4 or so and no more splashing.
April 23, 2013
pump is not reliable
The caddy is great, but the pump failed rather early, for both myself and a friend who has another -- in my case after pumping the equivalent of only approx. 3 tankfuls. Both pumps stopped developing any suction, even after priming via the hose on top. He ordered a pump repair kit (about $50) and the parts didn't fit his pump, so, that became a hassle. When the right parts finally arrived, it worked for roughly 20 gallons. Presumably bad impellers. In addition, the hose developed leaks at the pump fitting. Mine is approx. 3 yrs. old. Perhaps they've improved the pump, and hose fittings, since then. (My other experiences with NT have been very good.)
April 3, 2013
Diesel Storage Tank
Heavy duty. looks to last a long time.
Only one awheck noted. Fuel dripped out of handle connection to pump. Once tightened worked like a champ.
Would like to see a shutoff near the end of the hose however rotating the handle in reverse clears the line.
October 8, 2012
I bought this one to replace the plastic one I had which didn't last long...I haven't used it as of yet but as for putting it togther I think a kid could do it..appears to be made well...can't wait to fill it and try it out....only advice I can give...do not buy the plastic one...it won't last...mine in a few years started leaking and the hose became hard and would't bend...so spend a few extra bucks and buy a good one
September 24, 2012
Product was delivered without the handle to the pump. One short call to customer service had the handle delivered the next day.
August 13, 2012
Pump isn't very good
Bought one of these a few years ago and the pump starting malfunctioning soon after use. Eventually nothing, not even priming, made the pump work so I ordered a new one from the company at some cost. The new pump's fittings did not match the tank so I had to dismantle both pumps and put the guts of the new pump in the housing of the old pump.
Although I need another unit of this type, I will not buy another one of these.
June 21, 2012
Perfect for Generator Gasoline Storage
Last Fall, the northeast suffered an earthquake, a hurricane, and a blizzard all in the a matter of 2 months.
The earthquake was minor, but the hurricane and blizzard wreaked havoc on our electrical grid and we were without power for days.
Thankfully, with this gas caddy and the 5 gal. containers I use to make my gas station runs, I had over 60 gallons of gasoline on hand to keep the family warm and out of the dark the entire time.
The caddy is sturdy and includes a grounding wire that I attached to some rebar hammered into the ground. I use it more for storage than transport, but the wheels are sturdy if that is your intent.
Well-built, will last forever with good care. Replacement parts (gas gauge, crank, etc.) are readily available online.
With the price of gas these days, a locking device or slots to attach a padlock would be a nice feature.
May 14, 2012
This is a nice caddy. It is well constructed, wheels are decent and it pushes well, even when filled to the full level. I like the top pump instead of any plastic gravity feed style tanks, as those seem to have a reputation for leaking. This old-fashioned style caddy has worked in shops for 40 years. My advice is to flush the inside tank bottom (with gas/ kerosene...etc) when you get the tank new, as otherwise there will be some slag, dirt that will contaminate new gas when first filled.
June 10, 2011