Big pickup trucks are very important to our lifestyle. When you only go into town every couple of weeks, the tendancy is to fill up the bed with groceries and supplies. When a full sized pickup is not enough, we pull any number of trailers that we maintain on ranch to facilitate the task. Obviously mud and snow are a big concern and without the extra height and extra traction, we would be stuck.
Of course we keep our own inventory of gasoline and diesel fuel on ranch to feed our equipment. Our vehicle inventory includes: 1 heavily modified Jeep Grand Cherokee, 1 amazing Jeep CJ7, Two 3/4 ton pickups, 1 Ford Ranger pickup, 1-1 ton flatbed F350 dually pickup, A Subaru Outback Legacy 4WD, 1 Front Wheel Loader, 1 Case Skid Steer, 1 Case 1070 Tractor 3 ATV’s, 3 Motorcycles and approximately 20 other tools that use smaller engines like lawn mowers and pump jacks.
When fuel prices go sky high, so do our expenses relating to raising beef and running the ranch. There is a direct connection for all farm commodity prices and fuel prices. We also keep 4 propane tanks totaling 2500 gallons at the ranch headquarters to keep warm in the winter and power the emergency backup generator when the power routinely fails.