Thunder Creek redesigns service and lube trailer

service and lube trailer

Thunder Creek Equipment has redesigned its service and lube trailer (SLT) to include a new chassis and front-end design.

As well, the SLT now includes expanded storage in the front and rear utility boxes, and a modular design that allows owners to add new features and components at any time after purchase.

The trailer features a modular tank design that is capable of holding 1,665 litres of fluid in up to eight tanks with combinations of 95, 208 and 416 litres. This can include tanks for diesel, engine or hydraulic oil, used oil reclamation, grease delivery, antifreeze or diesel exhaust fluid (DEF).

“The Thunder Creek SLT provides a significantly lower total cost of ownership compared to full-sized lube trucks with similar capacities and functions,” said Luke Van Wyk, general manager of Thunder Creek Equipment.

“We give equipment managers the flexibility to customize their trailer with up to eight fluids, plus separate solutions for DEF and grease in the newly expanded front and rear compartments.”

The redesigned front-end provides an additional 378 litre DEF storage tank and Thunder Creek’s proprietary two-in-one closed DEF distribution system. This can either be included at the time of purchase or field installed at a later date.

The new front enclosure is 23 per cent larger than the previous model, and the rear utility box is 56 per cent larger. The enlarged spaces give owners the opportunity to add toolboxes, workbenches, grease delivery systems and added oil or fluid capacity.

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“The ability for owners to easily field install many of these options after their purchase, such as the DEF system and the rear utility box, further allows the trailer to grow with their field service needs,” Van Wyk said.

In addition to fluid delivery, the service and lube trailer is outfitted with a combination generator/air compressor or a three-in-one welder/generator/air compressor. This helps power pneumatic pumps for fluid delivery and other jobsite tools needed for field maintenance. An optional WorkSight Light Tower with LED lights is also available for performing service work at night.

The service and lube trailer retains many of the design features of the previous model, including 10-gauge steel tanks, interior LED lighting and the pneumatic pumping system with reels up to 23 metres long. The trailer can be purchased without the rear utility box and combination generator/air compressor for those who prefer to run the air off of their truck.