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Thunder Creek Equipment - Fuel Articles

Explore these articles related to handling and transporting diesel to off-road machinery.


Solution to Fueling Challenges

This article originally appeared in Modern Contractor Solutions, July 2019

Colorado Milling resurfacing Denver Metro with attention to fueling efficiency

When Chris Vorhies started Colorado Milling, LLC in 2016, he had a vision of executing asphalt milling jobs along the entirety of the front range of the Rocky Mountains. With more than 50 years of experience between himself and his team, Vorhies strove to become a growing force in the redevelopment of roads, highways, parking lots, and asphalt surfaces along the I-25 corridor.

Soil Designs Turns to Thunder Creek Multi-Tank Trailers to Keep Upscale California Residential Projects Moving

By Jeremy Scott, territory sales manager, Thunder Creek Equipment

Soil Designs Inc. is a fourth-generation, family-owned contractor that develops custom pads for luxury homes in southern California. The company’s projects range from $5 million to $100 million homes, which require precision grading services including rough and finished grading, utility work, pool footings, and placing landscape elements like trees and boulders.

Award-Winning Innovation

Thunder Creek is built on innovation. For a decade, we have sought to serve those who operate heavy equipment by improving the way they manage fuel and fluids. 2018 was no exception, and several industry leading publications took notice.

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.

Fire & Rescue Department Brings On Service & Lube Trailer

When Castle Rock Fire & Rescue’s preventative maintenance provider could no longer support their needs, they turned to Thunder Creek and found a unique and affordable way to service their emergency response fleet.

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.

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.

New Pump Option Improves Autonomy, Fueling Speed

A gas-powered pump is now available as an option on all Multi-Tank Trailers. This provides faster fueling – 30 GPM – within the No HAZMAT model platform. It’s ideal for operations who desire to operate independent from an electric power source.

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.

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.