“Adding an Auxiliary or Alternative Fuel Source to Mobile Industrial Equipment
effectively consolidates equipment fuel sources to ONE central tank.”
Designed for the industrial equipment operators that have their equipment set in place for an extended run time, the Auxiliary Fuel System allows for all units to pull fuel from ONE central fuel source virtually eliminating the need to refuel each machine’s fuel tank each day.
Each machine gets a 6 port, 3 way ball valve that is used to select either the machine’s “on-board tank, or the “Auxiliary” fuel tank for the feed & return line of the engine, and a set of Hydraulic type Quick Couplings to allow for quick, and easy hookup to the Auxiliary tank. All fuel line plumbing is done using Gates RLA Fuel hose & MegaCrimp couplings, to totally eliminate the risk of leaks.
Using the Gates RLA, Fuel hoses are made to connect the machine to the Auxiliary tank. Hoses of varying length give the operator flexibility in equipment placement.
Machine, Auxiliary tank, and the Connecting hoses all use the Hydraulic style Quick Couplings, to reduce fuel spilling, and eliminate the risk of introducing air into the fuel system.
We use the Male coupling, as the “feed” line on the machine, and the Female coupling as the “return”, so that it is impossible to hookup the lines incorrectly.