Gas Caddy Reviews – HMC vs Duramax vs Stark

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If you are interested in buying a Gas Caddy in the coming days or weeks, then please make sure to check out our brief Gas Caddy review which take a look at 3 different brands namely HMC, Duramax and Stark so at least you have more than just one choice when it comes to making a final decision.

Our review will outline the best gas caddy options under these brands and we will outline the main features, pros and cons related to each so by the end of this page, you should have a clearer idea which one can best suit your own individual set of requirements.

Our review will be split into 5 parts outlined as follows for easier navigation so feel free to skip to what part interests you the most…

Gas Caddy Review Content:

  1. Part 1: Brief Overview
  2. Part 2: HMC Gas Caddy Review (3 Options plus comparison table)
  3. Part 3: Duramax Gas Caddy Review – Features, Pros and Cons
  4. Part 4: Stark Gas Caddy Review – Features, Pros and Cons
  5. Part 5: Feedback Opportunity

At this point, please be aware that guide price ranges can only be presented at the time of this review as prices can change slightly from week to week depending on local discount activities, so please make sure to view the price checkers provided below to ensure you have the most up to date price information.

Part 1: Brief Overview

Brands:HMC / Duramax / Stark
Product: Gas Fuel Caddy’s
Best Places to Buy:Hardware World / Amazon / Walmart
Price Guide:Model Dependant – Can be $130 up to $550
Warranty:Seller dependant – Typically a 12-month warranty applies
Capacity:From 14 Gallons up to 30 Gallons

Part 2: HMC Gas Caddy Review – Main Features (3 Options)

1, HMC Mixed Fluids Caddy (30 Gallons)

Main Features:

Blue color, 30 Gallons
Multi storage ability, Oils
Coolants, Kerosene etc
Provides safe transfer of fuels
Integral flame arrestor screen
1 Gallon per 20 Revolutions
14 Gauge Steel Construction
Size is 31" by 17" by 14"
Price Guide: $500 - $600
Available @ Hardware World

2, HMC Gas Caddy (30 Gallons)

Main Features:

30-gallon Capacity
Ideal for the service industry
Safe fuel transferring
Vent Design to stop fuel spillage
Aluminum bi-directional pump
1 Gallon per 20 Revolutions
14 Gauge Steel Construction
Warranty is 1 year (all parts)
Price Guide: $460 - $520
Available @ Hardware World

3, HMC Gas Caddy (20 Gallons)

Main Features:

20-gallon Capacity
Ideal for the home owners
Provides safe fuel transfers
Vent limits fuel spillage
Seam Welded exterior
UL Certification in progress
14 Gauge Steel Construction
Warranty is 1 year (all parts)
Price Guide: $420 - $480
Available @ Hardware World

HMC Gas Caddy Review – Pros and Cons:

Pros for the HMC Gas Caddy:

  • The mixed HMC option allows different fluids such as Oils, Coolants, Transmission fluids, Kerosene – multi variety type fluid storage ability is available
  • It is pressure leak tested 100%, it has the Aluminum Bi-Directional pump, it is seam welded and it includes the removable handles
  • It offers good performance levels as it has the ability to pump 1 gallon for every 20 revolutions
  • A 1 year manufacturer’s warranty is provided which includes all parts to give additional peace of mind

Cons for the HMC Gas Caddy:

  • Deliveries can take a week of longer as they are shipped directly from the manufacturer
  • Prices tend to be a lot higher than the standard for these Gas Caddy’s but they are well warranted with the extra quality and features that they offer.
  • Additional shipping charges by the couriers can be a little excessive depending on where you live
  • In terms of certification, it is only in progress for UL Certification.

HMC Gas Caddy Review – Comparison Table

Specification:HMC Mixed Fluids CaddyHMC Gas Caddy LargeHMC Gas Caddy
Capacity:30 Gallons30 Gallons20 Gallons
Kerosene:YesYesYes
Hydraulic Fluid:YesNoNo
Coolants:YesNoNo
Transmission Fuel:YesYesYes
Oils:YesYesYes
Handles RemovableRemovableRemovable
Testing:Pressure leak testedPressure leak testedPressure leak tested
Tires:10 inches10 inches10 inches
Handle Height:44 inches44 inches40 inches
Tank Size:31" by 17" by 14"31" by 17" by 14"21" by 17" by 14"

Part 3: Duramax Gas Caddy Review

DuraMax Flo n' Go LE Fluid Transfer Pump

Main Features:

14 Gallon Capacity with Pump
Ideal for refilling gas-powered tools
Includes the MaxFlo Siphon Pump
Wheels for easier transporting
Used for tractors, boats, generators etc
Made form rubber 20% / resin 80%
Flo n'go fuel transfer pump design
High density polypropylene
Suitable for marine, rural and farm uses
Wheels are 6 inches

Pros for the DuraMax Fluid Transfer Pump:

  • This model prevents overspills or overfills and there is no lifting needed to transfer fuel to your designated area be it a generator, snow mobile, tractor lawn mower, boat engine, ATV’s and lots more
  • Much lower price point is available and is generally found on sale for less than $200 so savings can be made when compared to HMC above
  • Operates by hand pump so you are in better control of fluid flow to stop potential spillages or over filling
  • It is resistance to rust and corrosion and it is made with high density polypropylene for added protection. In addition, it meets DOT & UN transportation spec’s.

Cons for the DuraMax Fluid Transfer Pump:

  • This model is imported and made in China which won’t tick everyone’s boxes
  • Much lower capacity than the HMC outlined above as it can only hold 14 gallons where the HMC can hold between 20 and 30 gallons
  • Flow rate is only 2 gallons per minute and the wheels are small than the HMC by 4 inches and it is designed really for lighter type commercial equipment.

Price Guide:

  • The price guide at the time of this review was in the $140 to $190 range at Amazon which can be double checked below

Part 4: Stark Gas Caddy Review

 

Stark Gas Caddy Storage Tank (30 Gallon)

Main Features:

30 Gallon Capacity - Rotary Pump & Hose
Reversible rotary pump
Easy-to-read fill gauge
Kink-free hose & safety discharge clamp
Siphon/Discharge Hose
Vent/Fuel Level Gauge
10 inch Pneumatic Tires
2 way rotary hand pump
Transportable with wheels
For gasoline, diesel, kerosene etc
Size is 15 by 15 by 44.25 inches

Pros for the Stark Gas Caddy:

  • Includes a large capacity of 30 Gallons and it is ideal for gas powered lawn and garden tools, automobiles, ATV’s and a wide range of fuel powered pieces of equipment
  • Low priced option for home owners which is ideal for people who need to work off a lower budget. It can be used for bio diesel, kerosene, diesel and gasoline
  • Built in wheels are included for easier mobility and transportation and includes the reversible rotary pump as standard and the easy-to-read fill gauge works well.
  • You get a wide diameter fill neck for easier refills and gives good control to prevent over spilling and you get the safety discharge clamp which prevents accidental static discharges and good deals are generally seen at Walmart

Cons for the Stark Gas Caddy:

  • Some of the screw fittings did not work as well as expected and the pump struggles somewhat with the 30 gallons, more like 25 to 28 gallons but still a good purchase for home owners all the same
  • Manual states it holds a max of 25 gallons yet 30 gallons is advertised. Plus there was some discrepancies with the structural size dimensions
  • Pump could be sturdier and more solid as it is a little lightweight so it would be more geared towards lighter duty type jobs

Price Guide:

  • The price guide at the time of this review was in the $180 to $230 range at Walmart which can be double checked below

Part 5: Feedback Opportunity

Have you used any of these Gas Caddy brands yourself in the recent past?  Is there any brand in particular that you would recommend in particular or is there any that should be avoided at all costs?

If possible – please share your own feedback (good or bad) with the wider community by leaving a comment in the comment section provided below…

Many thanks again for taking the time to visit and best of luck with your final decision!

 

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2 Comments

  1. Hi, I must say that this article is very helpful and informative. I was thinking to buy one Gas Caddy these days but I was looking for quality one and I now found it. HMC Mixed Fluids Caddy would be a perfect fit for me as I am using Kerosene and Coolants, I am glad it is not expensive compared to its features. Thank you for sharing the results of your review

  2. These Caddy’s appear to be fairly reliable. I appreciate the added detailed comparison table of hmc gas, but will prefer stark gas, why? The price range is affordable and also I like the colour and the design structure because of where I presently live. Very informative and the review is very helpful for me to choose and to buy

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