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post #1 of 9 Old 01-10-2011, 05:30 AM Thread Starter
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Gas station fuel tank caps

Correct me if I'm wrong. I did a search on this and found nothing.

I plow gas stations primarily and have a question about the fuel caps. From their design it looks like they are made to plow right over but my experiences tell me otherwise. Are there any tips tricks or suggestions anyone has other than shoveling them?

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post #2 of 9 Old 01-10-2011, 03:47 PM
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I have one gas bar that I have to maintain. It has been an issue in the past of the gas lids popping off as you are plowing. I have discovered that back dragging over the lids at low speeds tends to do the trick. Although it doesn't clean as nice a pushing forwards, it prevents dislodging the lids.
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post #3 of 9 Old 01-10-2011, 04:22 PM
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avoid doing damage to them at all costs, one of the guys hit one and cracked one, was years but i know it was expensive to have repaired
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post #4 of 9 Old 01-10-2011, 04:37 PM
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After losing a couple and 100 a lid.. I found that back blading does the trick. Yes it doesn't do the cleanest job. But much better than losing em.

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I have one gas bar that I have to maintain. It has been an issue in the past of the gas lids popping off as you are plowing. I have discovered that back dragging over the lids at low speeds tends to do the trick. Although it doesn't clean as nice a pushing forwards, it prevents dislodging the lids.
Also helps if your [email protected] brother didn't fudge up your cutting edge when he knocked the edge off a wing and proceeded to plow runways for a couple hours. Bet it would scrape alot cleaner if he hadn't done that...

It sucks having to dig them out of the snow pile - been there, done that.

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post #6 of 9 Old 01-11-2011, 04:37 AM
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put a cone by them or remember where they are at. or put a 4x4 painted in orange by them. Or have the property owner put a cone by them.
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Consider using a urethane edge .

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I found that angling the plow if possible helps ,as the plow doesn't go straight over the lid.Used to work for me also we used to put orange cones on top of all the fill lids.

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post #9 of 9 Old 01-22-2011, 05:21 AM
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some are worse then others. i have one gas station i can plow straight over them at slow speeds. and another that i have to backdrag
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