Hy-Pro 15-Gallon Fuel Station - 39in.L x 12in.W x 15in.H, Model# FST-15
A good product at a good price!
I recently purchased this "15 gallon Fuel Station" on sale to use refueling gasoline powered generators and mowers at my little campsite. I found it to be pretty well made for the price. I couldn't find anything like it on the web without spending two or three times as much.
The metal used in the tank is fairly heavy gauge, the fittings are made of brass, and the fill nozzle is made of a cast metal that should not corrode easily. This tank comes with a grounding wire and spring clip, and includes enough hardware to mount it to a trailer or stand.
The hose is made of a clear yellow plastic, and features a grounding wire inside as protection from accidental sparks igniting the fuel. This tank is powder-coated to protect the tank from rusting. If stored indoors, this tank should last indefinitely.
This tank actually drains fuel into the mower or generator somewhat slowly. It depends on gravity to move the liquid, as there is no pump involved. The actual capacity of the drain hose is limited by the ½ inch brass plumbing and the ½ inch ball valve supplied with the tank. There is also a ½ inch constriction inside the threaded brass connection on one end of the hose. In other words, this hose can only flow about as much as a ½ inch i.d. siphon hose would do, no matter if the hose itself looks much larger.
For me, this is a no-issue situation. I can easily watch the fill process and cut off the flow without spilling any on the generator or mower. It does help to loosen the fill cap on this tank, to allow air to easily enter as you drain out the fuel. (don't forget to tighten the cap back up again when you are finished!)
Ultimately, I intend to mount this tank on a four-foot stand and ground it permanently to a grounding rod. Then I can drain fuel from it as needed for my machinery. I will refill it using the 5-gallon gasoline containers I use now to fuel my generators and mowers. This tank will allow me to store a substantial quantity of gasoline on site for use when I need it. Filling my equipment will certainly be easier and safer. I am very pleased with my purchase!
August 25, 2014
Good metal canister but the carry handles are not centered which makes it off balance so it is very difficult to move.. The gas can only be pumped into something lower than the canister, pump is quite slow.. Be careful not to overfill there is no vent also off valve is easy to bump so be sure your valve is in off position when moving.
July 31, 2014
GREAT EXTRA TANK
This is a great extra tank for my generator. Mounted on the bed of my truck (flatbed) it is easy to fill the tank and easy to refill my generator without spills. I would highly recommend this product to anyone.
July 9, 2014
VERY HANDY, EASY TO USE. GROUND WIRE SIMPLIFIES FILLING.
June 23, 2014
Hy-Pro 15-Gallon Fuel Station
Works well for my needs. Mounted on a raised wooden base in the back of my truck. now I can haul 15 gallons of gas for the plow truck, or for long travels in the woods. The fuel pumps out very effectively for a gravity fed system. I would have given it a 5 star if the tank had been higher from the mounting holes.
May 23, 2014
Does what it is supposed to... But ;
Welded a mounting cradle for it and mounted this tank to the inside bed of a work truck.
As with any gravity fed fill tanks this tank must be higher than what it is your filling, I have it mounted on the bedside rail of my work truck, and it is a 4x4 so it is pretty hi.
Tank sits about about 5 feet of the ground, if i'm filling a gas tank for yard equipment and I place it on the bed of the truck (about 12 inches lower than the shut off valve), it will take about 5 minutes to fill a 1 gallon can, place the can on the ground and it takes about 30 seconds.
Also you must release the gas cap so as to let the suction created by draining to allow air in, if not it will take longer to fill anything.
Once this tank is full don't try to left it with one person it is heavy and if you fill it up make sure you have it secured to whatever it is your hauling it around and at least 3 feet higher than whatever it is your going to fill otherwise good luck moving it by your self without a second person.
The tank is well built, the hose is a good hose and the fill handle is solid ( made of an aluminum alloy, I think) but well made, the brackets on the tank used to hold it upright or to mount the tank are solid.
The shut of valve handle in the off position that is made of brass can easily break off , due to it sticking out 3 inches from the side of the tank. After I broke mine I replaced it with a smaller yet similar version.
I have had it going on 6 months and I use it everyday, it is not a powered pumped tank so prepare to be patient otherwise, it works fine. It is DOT compliant and OSHA approved so for the price point it beats the 'red' metal 5 gallon gas cans that can cost between $75- $100 and everyone else on the job-site ends up breaking or cracking the yellow funnel on the (red) tank anyway... lol
April 14, 2014
Great for my garage heater
I use this to supply fuel to my Toyo heater. Filled with diesel and hard piped to the heater. Wanted a tank that didn't take up much space in the garage. Can't comment on the filling hose as its still in the bag.
February 4, 2014
Makes carrying gas to my cabin for my atv's much easier. Just made mounting brackets and keep on the trailer. The only problem is the hose is weak and the nozzle broke within a couple of months.Must be up high for fast fill ups. Still like it and am getting one for my mower trailer next.
September 27, 2013
Wife loves it
Being up in age I was due for some surgery. Wife said she would do all the mowing, etc. around the house. I asked how would she pick up the full gas cans to fill things. She worried. I found the Hy-Pro product and ordered it. I set it up with no problems at all. I built an elevated shelf above my metal table where I keep my gas cans. I set the Hy-Pro unit up there which helps with the gravity flow feed. Works like a charm. She pulls the mower up, grabs the nozzel, turns on the valve and fills the tank. She loves it. The grounding clip attaches to the metal table which is sitting on the ground. Perfect. I even made a hook under the shelf to hang the nozzel on so it is out of the way and out of the weather. 100% satisfied.
May 7, 2013
15 Gallon Fuel Tank
Our pontoon boat is in a remote location, so we mount the gas tank on a 4 wheeler and fill up the boat when we get to it. It beats carrying 5 gallon gas cans all the time. The hose is of low quality, so I replaced it with another. Easy fix.
April 23, 2013