Thunder Creek service and lube trailer loaded with owner options
Designed for off-road use, the SLT service and lube trailer from Thunder Creek Equipment features a modular design that allows owners to add new features and components at any time.
“Through its lifetime, this system is able to be more adaptable to the needs of most fleets,” says Luke Van Wyk, general manager at Thunder Creek Equipment. “We can configure the trailer in a way that meets the contractor’s specific needs and for the amount of fresh oils or fluids they want to carry with them.”
A modular tank design is capable of holding 440 gallons in up to eight tanks for diesel fuel, oil delivery (engine or hydraulic), used oil reclamation, grease delivery, antifreeze, DEF and other fluids based on field maintenance needs.
A new chassis provides more maneuverability than previous models. The front-end design allows for an additional 100-gallon DEF storage tank and a two-in-one closed DEF distribution system that can be included at the time of purchase or installed later.
“We understand that as the world changes and as service needs change, so does the service needs of equipment and the fluid needs of equipment,” Van Wyk says. “As fleets are looking to the future and knowing that DEF is unavoidable over the short- or long-term, they can make an investment in a trailer knowing that if there is ever a need in their business to put DEF on that trailer they can add it at any time.”
The front enclosure and utility box offer owners the opportunity to add toolboxes, workbenches, grease delivery systems and added oil/fluid capacity. Trailers include either a combination generator/air compressor or an optional three-in-one welder/generator/air compressor to power the pneumatic pumps for fluid delivery and other job site tools.
“The true advantage of a lube trailer is that it’s able to bring preventive maintenance to a mobile application at a much lower capital cost than what a lube truck may be,” Van Wyk says. “Most of the service trucks are being configured to the maximum allowable GVWR that still keeps them under the CDL thresholds. With a lube trailer, we can give them something that can be complementary to any truck in their fleet and can allow them to avoid the requirements of CDL while maximizing the tools and service that they’re taking to the field.” 866/535-7667; www.thundercreekequipment.com.