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Off Road diesel fuel

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by DanGer, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. Apr 12, 2009 at 12:05 PM
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    DanGer

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    WTF is it? At the gas station near by they have it advertised for $.40 cheaper than 87gas.
     
  2. Apr 12, 2009 at 12:12 PM
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    It is meant for heavy machinery such as tractors and bulldozers. Here in Michigan I believe it is a different color from the regular "on road" diesel. I am pretty sure it so much less because they don't put the road taxes on the "off-road" diesel.
     
  3. Apr 12, 2009 at 12:12 PM
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    Off-road diesel is mostly used for farm trucks and equipment although, it is also used in construction equipment. It is the same diesel that you would put in your pickup truck except without the federal tax, and is also dyed red. If you are pulled over by a trooper and they find out you are running red diesel the fine is massive. You can also be charged with federal tax evasion if it is on a large scale of abuse.

    Many dealers will not warranty new engines that are running off road diesel. Even if the fuel system has been flushed, if you dont change the fuel filter out (gets changed about every 5k miles on a diesel engine) it is very easy to tell that because the filter will be dyed pink/red.
     
  4. Apr 12, 2009 at 12:17 PM
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    Ok thanks for the info. That is the first time I have ever heard of it. It is only $1.49 when 87 gas is $1.89
     
  5. Apr 13, 2009 at 10:13 AM
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    You can get marked gas also, no taxes on it, for off hi-way use only! I get my gas at a bulk station, much cheaper then a gas station!
     
  6. Apr 14, 2009 at 1:14 PM
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    Here in alabama if you get caught running off road diesel on the highway its charged by how many miles is on your truck
     
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  8. Apr 15, 2009 at 10:08 AM
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    in florida it's a flat 12k fine for running agro diesel on the road.
     
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    Wow 12k. Thats insane, I've never heard of any non commercial vehicle here ever having there tanks dipped. I see guys all the time filling up with marked gas/diesel, and not farm trucks!
     
  10. Apr 15, 2009 at 10:26 AM
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    I have seen tanks checked at various events and check stations. It does occur and it is very costly if you get caught.
    Here they dye the fuel red for farm/offroad. I can't remember the fine but it is mucho grande to say the least.
     
  11. Apr 15, 2009 at 4:41 PM
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    here in pa its BIG$$$$$ and pos. jail term.
     
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    I know of a guy in MD that got caught using off-road diesel in his dump truck. Massive fines......
     
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