Jerry Cans - Holders, Hoses & More
At Outback Equipment, we stock a range of quality metal and plastic jerry cans, jerry can holders & accessories which are designed to make your life a whole lot easier. Our strong and durable jerry cans are engineered to comply with all relevant Australian standards.
Australia is a big country, and we love to explore every inch of it in our trusty four wheel drives and touring wagons. And while we don’t leave any stone unturned in our exploration of this sunburnt country, the fact is that there are some places even petrol stations won’t go in their relentless conquering of our highways. So when it comes to doing some serious off-roading (or even if you just like to be prepared for any eventuality), it makes sense to pack some jerry cans of fuel and water for your next trip. Our quality metal and plastic fuel safe jerry can range will ensure that whether you’re conquering the top end on a trip to the Cape, or exploring the stunning sands of the Simpson Desert, you’ll always have a supply of petrol or diesel on hand when you need it most. Don’t fall short – pack a diesel fuel can, or petrol can, and keep the trip going smoothly.
4WD jerry cans are usually found on the back of 4x4s and are a very common sight when you’re off the beaten path, since they’re the easiest and most economic way to carry extra fuel in your 4x4. Depending on the type of fuel you need, your metal jerry cans will be colour-coded – diesel jerry cans are yellow, while petrol jerry cans are red. Metal cans are always preferred over plastic. The only issue jerry cans present is that they can be quite weighty. A full 20 litre can weighs around 25kg, so you have to consider how many cans you’re carrying and where you load them onto your 4x4 to avoid weight distribution problems. Never store them in the cabin – the fumes are dangerous. Instead, look into loading them on the back or roof of your vehicle. You can storage racks for jerry cans or you can fix them to your roof rack set-up, but keep in mind that too many jerry cans on your 4x4’s roof can affect its handling and centre of gravity. Legally, you can carry up to 120 litres of extra fuel in jerry cans.
Metal Jerry Cans
All of our metal jerry cans are treated with anti-corrosion treatments to ensure a long-lasting product. Our metal cans have passed all the flame, drop, stability and leak tests and are suitable for storing petrol and diesel. Our metal water jerry cans are suitable for carrying potable water, and thanks to the easily recognisable colour coding, you’re never going to mix them up.
Plastic Jerry Cans
We stock a range of plastic Fuel Safe jerry cans which come in 5L, 10L and 20L capacities, with each can coming with an easy-pour spout. The Fuel Safe plastic jerry cans are constructed from high-quality polyethene which ensures safe transportation of fuel and other kinds of flammable liquids. In addition to the Fuel Safe jerry cans, we also have stackable petrol can fuel canisters which are good for transporting large amounts of fuel. These stackable canisters are all corrosion-proof, anti-static and UV resistant.
Jerry Can Holders
Transport your jerry cans with ease with our range of lockable jerry can holders. These fully-adjustable jerry can holders allow for the storage of most 20L jerry cans and thanks to the lockable bar, you don’t need to move the cans in at night or when you’re parked up.
History of the Jerry Petrol Can
The jerry can (or jerrycan) as we know it today is still remarkably like the design made by Germany in the Second World War. It was originally designed for military use and was constructed to hold 20 litres of fuel – a capacity which it retains to this day. While jerry cans were originally designed to hold fuel, their use today has diversified to include water. Depending on the colour of the jerry cans in use, you can tell what is being stored in it. As a fuel can, the jerry can is a highly useful and portable option for all kinds of applications, whether camping or four wheel driving. The jerry can is an interesting product as it was reverse engineered (i.e. copied) from the Germans during the war, and was given its name from the slang nickname that the British and American troops had for the Germans during the war: Jerry. The clever design is undeniable as the jerry can is still in use and is as popular as ever today.
Why Buy Your Jerry Cans from Outback Equipment?
We’re Australian owned and operated – We’re based right here in the south of Brisbane. If you ever need help with an order or a product, you can call straight through to our friendly local team.
Plenty of payment options – You can pay via PayPal, MasterCard, Visa, zipMoney, Afterpay, and direct deposit – whichever is most convenient for you.
Delivered to your door – You don’t have to worry about darting across town to grab your order. We deliver your goods straight to your door to save you time and energy.
Order Your Jerry Cans & Jerry Can Holders Online Today
Outfit your outdoor vehicle with the best jerry cans from Outback Equipment. Check the range online and find the right jerry cans and jerry can holders for your 4x4 today!