The power of twitter and sharing /seeing ideas . I recently came across a few post from Brian Bressler that I thought are great and practical problem solving fixes we face on the course .
Yes the dual tank on a pro force idea . Toro pro force works great but is hard on fuel .guys might get 1.5 to 2 hours out of them and have to carry a jerry can = more chance of fuel spillage plus they seem to run out at the furthest distance from the shop . When I seen Brians post and how we moved the shut mechanism I had to try the build .
Made a template from Pics on the twitter.
The diamond plate I had left over worked great .
Tip he had for good action on belt movement was to also move the little bearings .
Picked up a gravity fed tank at Princess Auto for 35$
Laying out ideas to weld to frame .
Trying to keep fuel caps at the same level . The tanks are both vented .
Getting ready to weld framing in .
A few picks .
Had some Canadian hardwood to level things up with and it will pad the tank .
Nuts for anchors front and back .
Here it is in action . We found out that it will draw from the gravity fed tank first instead of the ideal both at the same time . Brian installed a shut off valve to go in line from the new tank and keeping it half closed was enough to create enough drag so it will pull from both tanks .