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Thunder Creek Equipment - Owners Articles

Thousands of off-road machinery operators across the U.S. rely on Thunder Creek trailers and fluid handling solutions. These articles share their experiences.

Innovative Fueling Solutions Streamline Fleet Management

Ben Keeter operates two businesses in the Boulder, Colorado area: Keeter Trucking & Excavating, which includes work for individual homeowners to large commercial projects, and Hogan/Keeter — a company that recycles concrete, asphalt and screened pit run and turns it into a variety of decorative materials.

Wes Watkins Named Territory Sales Manager, Southeastern U.S.

Pella, IA – Thunder Creek Equipment has named Wes Watkins as the company’s new territory sales manager for the southeastern United States covering Florida, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, and South Carolina. Watkins has spent the last 15 years serving the construction and earthmoving world in these states in a variety of sales and sales leadership roles for major manufacturers and equipment dealers.

Clean Diesel in Quantities Large and Small: Ohio Oil and Fuel Provider Conquers Small Volume Diesel Delivery Niche with Unique Fuel Truck

Anthony Young, of OilWorks LLC., had big dreams when he started his Columbus, Ohio, company in 2011 as a service that collected used oil. Soon the entrepreneur identified a niche market for supplying fresh diesel. As he began to explore a particular segment of clients requiring regular diesel fuel drops for equipment such as excavators, cranes and generators, Thunder Creek Equipment's Multi-Tank Upfit was just what he needed to grow the business and address that new demand.

Hurricane Ian’s Worst, Brings Out the Best

Hurricane Ian made landfall near Fort Meyers, Florida on September 28, 2022, as a category 4 hurricane. It unleashed violent winds of 150 mph. Ian caused widespread devastation, flooding and resulted in $50 - $65 billion in damage. It has also been blamed for more than 140 deaths, making Ian the deadliest hurricane to strike Florida since 1935.

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.

An Extreme (and Violent) Display of Quality

The crash of a stolen mini van near your farm during soybean harvest would be enough of a tale for one day — but that’s not where Mark Lehenbauer’s day would end. The driver of the van, alleged to have been under the influence, then chose Lehenbauer’s truck connected to a Thunder Creek FST990 fuel trailer as their getaway vehicle.

Two for the Price of One?

A Service & Lube Trailer comes in at a fraction of the cost of a lube truck, even when you consider the cost of the truck to haul it.

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.

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.

More Than Tractors

We just had an opportunity to put a trailer into service for a cusotmer that is a bit outside our usual customer profile - those who own and operate off-road machinery. This is more of an "above-the-road" application.

Custom Trailer Finishes Over The Years

On occasion, we get requests for custom blended paint (outside the regular line-up of eight colors) and trailer wraps. Here's a look at a few of those projects we've done over the years.

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.

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.

Second To None

“This trailer is a need, not a want.”

“I wasted so much time before I had this trailer. I did the math and it’s saved me enough hours to give me a whole extra day in the field.”

"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.