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Thunder Creek Equipment’s multi-tank trailers (MTT) are the first fuel and service trailers designed to legally transport bulk diesel on the road without requiring drivers to maintain a CDL or HAZMAT endorsement (Title 49 (CFR49) — local regulations may apply), according to the manufacturer.
The trailers are available in 460-, 690- and 920-gal. (1,741, 2,612 and 3,482 L) capacities and retain the manufacturing quality and customization that Thunder Creek’s full line of trailers and bulk fluid handling solutions are known for — including bulk diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) storage and dispensing solutions that ensure fluid purity.
“This came from a very specific construction industry need to haul bulk fluids from job site to job site without CDL and HAZMAT licensing,” said Luke Van Wyk, general manager, Thunder Creek Equipment. “With the shortage of skilled labor in the construction market today, and the difficulty in finding and retaining certified drivers, these new trailers allow any worker with a valid driver’s license to haul the trailers within federal regulations.”
This is made possible by isolating diesel in four, six or eight separate 115-gal. (435 L), DOT-compliant non-bulk tanks. Tanks are joined by a manifold to a common pump, creating complete isolation during transport and controlled dispensing of fuel at the job site.
Thunder Creek MTT trailers are built with 10-gauge steel and are supported by the company’s three-year tank and frame warranty. Each trailer is built to maintain a low profile and is configured to provide optimal balance and a smooth ride at highway speeds, as well as in the most rugged off-highway conditions.
Ensuring Diesel and DEF Purity
Today’s high-horsepower construction equipment requires excellent diesel and DEF purity to ensure efficient and continued operation. Thunder Creek MTT trailers help contractors provide these bulk fluid solutions without the cost of a larger, full-sized fuel truck or third-party delivery service. MTT Trailers come standard with a 25-gal. (94.6 L)-per-minute (GPM) pump, 10-micron fuel filter and a 35-ft. (10.6 m) auto-retracting hose reel. Options include an ISO-compliant 4-micron fuel filter (ISO 4406) and 50-ft. (15 m) hose reel.
Thunder Creek MTT trailers also provide industry-leading DEF handling and storage solutions that ensure optimal DEF quality to protect SCR systems. Each trailer can be outfitted with a 100-gal. (378.5 L) DEF tank that features Thunder Creek’s closed DEF delivery system, including the 2-in-1 DEF pumping system, according to the manufacturer.
This system connects the DEF tank with the bulk DEF container through a closed coupler. On the job site the coupler is replaced with a DEF nozzle for dispensing into the machine, ensuring minimal exposure to outside elements that can throw DEF out of compliance. Each DEF tank leaves the factory cleansed and sealed according to the ISO specification (ISO 22241).
Fully Customized for Service, Jobsite Flexibility
Each MTT trailer is available with an optional rear utility box to provide all of the tools and materials needed to complete regular daily maintenance activities. These utility boxes can be customized to each individual customer with the inclusion of toolboxes, a workbench with vise and Thunder Creek’s 3-in-1 welder/generator/air compressor. Additional options/customizations include Thunder Creek’s WorkSight light tower, Field Max tires, 35-pound grease kit, aluminum wheels, solar battery charger, an electric/hydraulic jack and a stainless steel trim/fender upgrade.
For more information, call 866/535-7667.