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Thunder Creek Equipment Names Ben Cox as President

Pella, IA – Thunder Creek Equipment and its parent company, LDJ Manufacturing, have appointed Ben Cox as the company’s president. Cox previously spent more than three decades at Pella Corporation, the central Iowa-based building products manufacturer.

Thunder Creek Equipment Hires Schreur to Lead Engineering, Product Development and Quality Teams

Pella, IA – Thunder Creek Equipment and its parent company, LDJ Manufacturing, today announced the hiring of Seth Schreur as the company’s new Vice President of Engineering. Schreur joins the Thunder Creek leadership team after working as the director of engineering for Precision Food Innovations (PFI), a manufacturer of specialized equipment for the food production industry. He also spent more than five years as an engineering manager at Vermeer Corporation, and more than a decade in various managerial and engineering roles at Pella Corporation.

Multi-Tank Upfit Expanded to RAM Chassis, New Heated DEF System

Thunder Creek Equipment, in response to extensive positive feedback on its Multi-Tank Upfit Platform, has re-launched the product on a Dodge RAM chassis, while also adding an optional heated Diesel Exhaust Fluid handling system to meet the needs of customers in colder climates.

Vaughan Equipment Named Official Thunder Creek Equipment Dealer

Thunder Creek Equipment and Vaughan Equipment today officially announced the Fairfield, Illinois-based heavy equipment dealer will be an official Thunder Creek distributor, serving the agricultural, construction, tractor/trailer, marine and oil field industries in southern Illinois and Indiana, as well as western Kentucky.

Design Improvements to Popular Models

Earlier this year, we released a series of improvements that improve operation and durability of our most popular trailer models.

Thunder Creek Celebrates 10 Years

In 2009, Loren and Jean Van Wyk and two of their sons, Luke and Chad, were operating two businesses: a family farm (LDJ Farms) and steel fabrication business (LDJ Manufacturing).

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.

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.

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.

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

2-in-1 DEF Pump In Action

Starting in 2014, every manufacturer of diesel engines in the 74-750 hp category will be using a technology called Selective Catalytic Reduction as part of their strategy to meet the final emissions standards set forth by the EPA. This technology uses a fluid called diesel exhaust fluid (DEF).