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    Default GTA Drum GTA500F Collapsible Fabric Fuel Drums available for sale

    I've read the forum rules & I'm about 99.5% certain that I'm abiding by them, but please let me know if I'm not.

    I received an email today from one of the auction houses that I've done business with, letting me know they have a "very large quantity" of these fuel drums for sale.

    I purchased 4 for myself & thought I would post my contact's info here, just in case anybody wanted to take a look-see.

    This isn't an auction, he's just selling them directly. I promised I wouldn't disclose the price, but I will say that the price is extremely attractive.

    He did specify that they are "new in box/crate" & located in Barstow, CA.

    You can contact him directly:

    Michael Agnew
    magnew@ritchiebros.com
    Government Wholesale Represntative
    Cell: 717.552.5820

    Cheers!!

    Franko

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    I found this photo online - this beastie (3,500 lbs, loaded) really Can be portable.
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    It definitely looks like a "don't try this at home" setup, but it's nice to know that it IS possible, if not entirely Advisable...

    https://www.globalsecurity.org/milit...-1/CHAP22.HTML

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    Franko

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    used to call them "blivets"
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    Blivets came in handy for us. We would secure one is a 105 when we went out on ops. Unlike the Beta tanks they would deflate as the fuel was taken out. Even with baffles the Beta fuel tanks would get squirrelly when half filled. Park the trailer a little higher than the vehicle to be fueled and allow gravity to do its thing.

    It looks like the contract date for the one in the image is 2008 with a manufacture date of 2010. And they come with the fittings. As long as they are kept out of the sun, they will last a long time.

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    Im not sure what i would do with a 500gal fuel bladder but i like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bmxenbrett View Post
    Im not sure what i would do with a 500gal fuel bladder but i like it.
    The answer is... whatever you want.

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    I started reading the TM & this really is a handy piece of kit. It has adapter assemblies at Both ends, so you can connect a group of tanks in series. It also has a swivel plate at both ends, which effectively becomes the "non-rotating" hub of the wheel, if it needs to be towed.

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    Well we've been wondering if Richie Bros is selling DOD surplus outside of the auction process, guess we have our answer.

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    They are extremely squirrely fully filled 500 gal. I bought a lot of water ones. Same thing but tan.

    I had one in a m105 being pulled by a 5 ton at a crawl. Hit a rut/pot hole and before I could blink a 105 was on its side. Bladder had like 6 ratchet straps. When that puppy started rocking , rest is history.

    Pintle adapters are out there. Most get junked as most don't know what they are for. Inactive member here donated one to my boy scout camp.

    Plan b. Flat bed double axle 7ton xm1073....
    1984 M923 "Maj. Zippidy" who now is equipped like a M925A1
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    1990 Kasel M101A2
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    Quote Originally Posted by juanprado View Post
    Pintle adapters are out there. Most get junked as most don't know what they are for.....
    Guilty. Forever we had a "tow bar" with curved arms that nobody knew what it was for. Now 20 years later I'm educated.

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