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Thunder Creek Equipment - Agriculture Articles

Explore these articles for tips on refueling, filling DEF and servicing to improve the efficiency of planting and harvest seasons.


Is Your Trailer Ready for Harvest?

Thunder Creek trailers keep harvesting equipment on the move by reduce the downtime associated with refueling, filling DEF and servicing equipment in the field. With harvest just around the corner, now is a great time to make sure your trailer is running in top shape when you'll need it the most.

Fast Fueling Improves Field Efficiency

Jeremy Scott demonstrates how the gas powered pump option, available on FST Series Trailers, delivers 40 gallons per minute at the nozzle.

Farm Progress Show 2018

We are busy packing up for the nation’s largest outdoor farm event. We’re bringing a one-of-a-kind FST Series Trailer with us, along with our best deals, giveaways and even hosting a special guest.

What Fuel System is Right for your Farm? [Infographic]

Equipping your farm with the right fuel system, whether its a transfer tank, a fuel trailer or a fuel truck, can make a substantial impact in the efficiency of your field time. We put together this graphic to help you determine which system is right for your farm.

Upcoming Ag Events

In the coming months, we'll be loading up the latest Thunder Creek fuel trailers and DEF handling systems (along with some pretty good promotions and give-aways) to travel the Midwest. We'll meet with our agricultural friends at several trade shows as well as Beck's events.

A Common Misunderstanding about CDLs and Vehicle Weight

We often encounter individuals who believe a CDL is required if a truck and tow vehicle’s Gross Combined Weight Rating exceeds 26,000 lbs. or if the trailer’s Gross Vehicle Weight Rating exceeds 10,000 lbs. But this is not exactly true…

Wisconsin Farm Technology Days 2018

The first of our late summer / early fall ag shows is this week (July 10 - 12) in Marshfield, WI. We'll be offering specials on our most popular fuel trailers at this show and several more in the coming weeks.

The Value of Time

Matt Pence talks about the Thunder Creek FST990 and how it gives him more time in a day to get crops in during tight planting windows.

Local Event Celebrates Agriculture and Manufacturing

Pella is a town in south central Iowa with a modest population (just over 10,000) and an uncommonly high concentration of entrepreneurs and world-class manufacturers (Vermeer, Lely, Pella Windows – just to name a few.)

And we’re blessed to call it home.

Diesel/DEF Combo Tank [Infographic]

This transfer tank is unlike any other you may have seen before. Check out what makes this truck bed fluid solution so different.

Do I Need a CDL or HAZMAT? [Infographic]

It's common knowledge that a HAZMAT endorsement is required when hauling more than 119 gallons of diesel. Many also understand that agricultural operations are usually exempt from this requirement. But there are circumstances when ag operators do, in fact, need a HAZMAT. And there are scenarios when non-ag operations can haul bulk diesel without a HAZMAT.

Expand the functionality of your Thunder Creek Trailer

If you're like most Thunder Creek owners, your trailer plays a big part in controlling downtime and keeping your machines on the move. But did you know that your trailer could be doing even more to help you save time and service better?

AgriVision Solutions Takes on FST Line in Missouri

AgriVision Solutions has signed on with Thunder Creek Equipment to carry the company’s line of Fuel & Service Trailers (FST) at its Salisbury, Missouri operation. AgriVision is an independent agronomy consulting business specializing in Missouri row crops.

More Than Diesel

Last month, we traveled to the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville where we talked to owners of Thunder Creek trailers and DEF totes. We asked how it was making an impact for their operations.

Two Days

When Brian, who farms in Central Illinois, began using his Thunder Creek trailer earlier this year, he was impressed with how efficient his planting season went.

Harvesting a "Bin Busting Crop"

While the first official estimate of the 2014 corn and soybean production won’t be released by the USDA until next week, initial reports have emerged in the last few days

What's Your Return On Investment?

The first step to understanding the value that a Thunder Creek fuel and service trailer would bring to your operation is to assess how much time it will save. We've put together this simple calculator so you can figure how traveling faster and fueling faster will pay out for you this fall.

Owners: "Thunder Creek Is Best"

Just because a fuel trailer looks like Thunder Creek, doesn't mean it is. In this short video, hear from some of the owners we talked to recently, about how their Thunder Creek trailer impacts their operation.

What's your payback on a Thunder Creek trailer?

As the old saying goes - time is money. Calculating the value that a Thunder Creek fuel and service trailer would bring to your operation is best done by determining the amount of time it could save you. Enter the information as it pertains to your operation in this calculator to see how much time you can save.

"I Can't Imagine Farming Without This Trailer"

One of the most enjoyable parts of traveling with Thunder Creek is meeting the people who have one of our trailers and hearing firsthand how it makes their lives easier. Case in point: Garland Antrim with Antrim Farms in Indiana. I had the pleasure of meeting this lively man at the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, Kentucky earlier this year.