Diesel tank filter

Patrick G

Member
Livestock Farmer
I got fuel delivered recently to my 1000 litre tank as I believe the prices were only going in one direction, (I was right)
The driver delivering the fuel told me it was madness that I had no filter on my fuel storage tank and I agree, my tank is high up and relies on gravity and it works well, I use 3 inch pipe, I am looking for a suitable water separator particulant filter,
Anyone know any good options,
How and where would I install filter?
 

Pringles

Member
Location
West Fife
Is the delivery driver admitting that there is a lot of sh$t in their fuel? Or is your tank old and rusty?

Either way yes you would be better to fit a filter of some description. Your local parts supplier should be able to sort you out with what you need.

But if you have been using fuel out of the same tank for years and not been having problems, then your fuel hygiene is obviously fairly good.
 

icanshootwell

Member
Location
Ross-on-wye
I got fuel delivered recently to my 1000 litre tank as I believe the prices were only going in one direction, (I was right)
The driver delivering the fuel told me it was madness that I had no filter on my fuel storage tank and I agree, my tank is high up and relies on gravity and it works well, I use 3 inch pipe, I am looking for a suitable water separator particulant filter,
Anyone know any good options,
How and where would I install filter?
Something like this is adequate.
 

Exfarmer

Member
Location
Bury St Edmunds
The driver is totally right , but you can help things by occasionally draining any water off the back of the tank which should be sitting slightly lower than the front.
you need something like this

this will have a one inch thread do get some PTFE tape and sealant
https://www.bearings-online.co.uk/i...4i4Iow_uyl90cbb6oZ5Z1lUky1Ny8cOEaAlQjEALw_wcB

This is a video of changing the filter but it does show the set up

hope this helps
 

Timbo

Member
Location
Gods County
These work well and the filters are inexpensive.

On a Gravity system, the OP is going to experience a slow down in flow with any filter though.

I have a gravity tank and added a pump when i added the filter (as above) to up the flow as tractor tanks were getting bigger and i dont like paying staff to stand around ! ;)
 

Exfarmer

Member
Location
Bury St Edmunds
we put a golden rod filter on a harvester which had had continuous issues for some year, it would block right through the system start ing at the tank out let.
we had drained it several times and tried to wash it out without any joy. We fitted the filter to the large drain outlet and plumbed a new feed to the lift pump, and never had any more issues. We did though have to drain the muck out of the filter daily for a week before it ran clean.
We also fitted them to our main fuel tanks.
I would add the issue with thew harvester was historic and connected to the fact it had been sitting for several years
 

Timbo

Member
Location
Gods County
In 60 years never had filter on tank always left contents settle after filling never had any problems
Always filled into 5 gallon drum and used same funnel with mesh
You might want to think about it - the fuel is nothing like as clean nor as pure now. If you're only putting 100 gall into a Ford 4000 / annum that's a different matter mind....
 

Bobthebuilder

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
northumberland
By the sounds of it a lot of you are using old fuel tanks that have been in for years, probably sat on a few sleepers or a stack of pallets, with modern rules n regs some drivers won’t fill these tanks and with security and filtration being an issue you’d be better off getting a bunded fuel station which sits flat on the floor has a low fill point and comes with a filter, pump and probably an auto shut off nozzle, in the scheme of things and the price of fuel they aren’t expensive
 

wr.

Member
Location
Breconshire
I've got this filter and housing which I bought a couple of years ago for our gravity tank but then I bought a fuel station type tank instead.
For sale if anyone is interested.
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These work well and the filters are inexpensive.

On a Gravity system, the OP is going to experience a slow down in flow with any filter though.

I have a gravity tank and added a pump when i added the filter (as above) to up the flow as tractor tanks were getting bigger and i dont like paying staff to stand around ! ;)
I had a filter on the old gravity fed tank (before Wales made us all get fuel stations!!), anyway, the flow rate was very slow with just gravity.
 

Patrick G

Member
Livestock Farmer
By the sounds of it a lot of you are using old fuel tanks that have been in for years, probably sat on a few sleepers or a stack of pallets, with modern rules n regs some drivers won’t fill these tanks and with security and filtration being an issue you’d be better off getting a bunded fuel station which sits flat on the floor has a low fill point and comes with a filter, pump and probably an auto shut off nozzle, in the scheme of things and the price of fuel they aren’t expensive
No I actually bought an oil tank and built a blocked frame, there is a water tank on the same frame, I just never bothered with a filter, money is not really the problem

I have never had problems with fuel, when I change the filters on the digger and tractor they are never notably bad
 

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