DIESEL FUEL STORAGE
Store diesel fuel in plastic, aluminum, and steel
Proper fuel storage is critically important. Use clean
containers specially coated for diesel fuel storage.
storage and transfer tanks. Periodically drain water
and sediment from bottom of tank. Store fuel in a
Avoid storing fuel over long periods of time. If fuel is
convenient place away from buildings.
stored for more than a month prior to use, or there is a
slow turnover in fuel tank or supply tank, add a fuel
IMPORTANT: DO NOT store diesel fuel in
conditioner such as John Deere Premium Diesel Fuel
galvanized containers. Diesel fuel
Conditioner or fuel conditioner meeting MIL-S-53021 to
stored in galvanized containers
stabilize the fuel and prevent microbial growth in the
reacts with zinc coating on container
fuel. John Deere Premium Diesel Fuel Conditioner is
to form zinc flakes. If fuel contains
available in winter and summer formulas. Fuel
water, a zinc gel will also form. The
conditioner also reduces fuel gelling and controls wax
gel and flakes will quickly plug fuel
separation during cold weather.
filters, damage injection nozzles and
Consult your John Deere engine distributor or servicing
dealer for recommendations and local availability.
DO NOT use brass-coated containers
Always follow manufacturer's directions on label.
for fuel storage. Brass is an alloy of
copper and zinc.
CAUTION: Handle fuel carefully. If the engine is
hot or running, do not fill the fuel tank. Do not
smoke while you fill fuel tank or work on fuel
To avoid condensation, fill the fuel tank at the end of each
day's operation. Capacity is 560 L (148 gal).