Thunder Creek Launches FST Series Trailers for Fuel/DEF Delivery, Field Service

SOURCE: Construction Equipment Guide

Thunder Creek Equipment has introduced its FST Series trailers — available in 500-, 750- and 990-gal. (1,893, 2,839 and 3,747 L) diesel capacities with a 100-gal. (378.5 L) DEF tank and an optional field-installed rear utility box.

The new FST Series combines the best of Thunder Creek’s fuel, DEF and service transportation technologies into a single design while retaining the company’s focus on craftsmanship with heavy gauge steel, and premium options that allow contractors to spec each trailer to meet the demands of their work, according to the manufacturer.

The rear utility box is 55 percent larger than previous designs and can be installed on any FST Series trailer at any time — allowing owners looking for basic fuel transportation to later build out their own mobile service trailer as their needs evolve. Options include a three-in-one welder/generator/air compressor, an auxiliary oil tank, a Worksight light tower and a Field Max tire kit.

All Thunder Creek trailers are built with a low profile and baffled fuel tanks, making them suitable for traveling both on-road at highway speeds and off-road on large job sites.

Expanded Space
With more than double the capacity for tools and storage, FST Series trailers have 75 cu. ft. (2 cu m) of space in the front and pump enclosures, and an additional 60 cu. ft. (1.7 cu m) in the optional rear utility box that can be outfitted at the time of purchase or field-installed at a later date.

Better Access
Hatch-style doors open to give unrestricted access to the pumping systems, controls and options. All interfaces are now positioned ergonomically at the operator’s natural height.

More Towable
The fully baffled fuel tanks are now taller, which reduces the overall length of the trailer. The front enclosure is narrower for better maneuvering. This makes for one of the most towable trailers on the market today.

With seven gauge steel and double-welded seams, Thunder Creek has always been known for craftsmanship and durability. With a 25-percent stronger frame, FST Series trailers are built to withstand continual off-road use in environments ranging from oil and gas pipelines to road construction. Replaceable fenders and a rock guard provide the ultimate protection from rock chips and damage over the life of the trailer, according to the manufacturer.

Improved DEF Handling
The closed-loop DEF delivery system with two-in-one DEF pumping system is a reliable and contamination-free method of delivering DEF to off-highway equipment. FST Series trailers are compliant with ISO 22241 standards to maintain purity. The DEF systems on FST Series trailers now feature:
--A 100-gal. poly tank nested into the trailer frame for a low center of gravity
--Higher pump flows
--Auto shut-off when filling
--The ability for DEF to freeze in the tank without causing damage

Options Packaging
Thunder Creek offers a large selection of options to reduce downtime in the field. These options can now be equipped in packages, which can save the customer as much as 20 percent at the time of purchase.

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Region: National Edition | StoryID: 25616 | Published On: 6/24/2015