Concrete Products

MAY 2018

Concrete Products covers the issues that attract producers of ready mixed and manufactured concrete focusing on equipment and material technology, market development and management topics.

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56 • May 2018 FEATURE TRUCKS & COMPONENTS Company's upgraded Service and Lube Trailer (SLT) features new chas- sis and front-end design; expanded front and rear utility box storage; plus, a modular design that allows owners to add new features and components. The vehicle's new modular tank holds 440 gallons of fluid in up to eight 25-, 55- or 110-gallon sections. Operators can designate tanks for diesel fuel, engine or hydraulic oil, used-oil rec- lamation, grease, antifreeze, diesel exhaust fluid or other fluids based on field maintenance requirements. "The Thunder Creek SLT provides a lower total cost of ownership compared to full-sized lube trucks with similar capacities and func- tions," says Thunder Creek Equipment General Manager Luke Van Wyk. "We give equipment managers the flexibility to customize their trailer with up to eight fluids, plus separate solutions for DEF and grease in newly expanded front and rear compartments. The ability for owners to easily field install options further allows the trailer to grow with their field service needs." The SLT's redesigned front-end allows for an additional 100-gallon DEF storage tank and Thunder Creek's proprietary 2-in-1 closed DEF distribution system. This can either be included at the time of pur- chase or field installed at a later date. The new front enclosure is 23 percent larger than the previous model, the rear utility box 56 percent larger. These enlarged spaces give owners the opportunity to add toolboxes, workbenches, grease delivery systems or oil/fluid capacity. In addition to fluid delivery, the SLT is outfitted with either a combination generator/air compressor or an optional 3-in-1 welder/ generator/air compressor. This helps power the pneumatic pumps for fluid delivery and other tools needed for field maintenance. An optional WorkSight Light Tower with LED lights is also available. The SLT retains many of the previous model's design and perfor- mance features, including 10-gauge steel tanks, interior LED lighting, and pneumatic pumping system with reels up to 75 feet. The trailer can be purchased without the rear utility box and combination gen- erator/air compressor for those who prefer to run the air off of their truck. — Thunder Creek Equipment, Pella, Iowa, 866/535-7667; www. THUNDER CREEK | SERVICE AND LUBE TRAILER The redesigned front-end and chassis help make the trailer more maneuverable than the prior model, and afford better access to working areas via hatch-style doors and ergonomically positioned components. Fenders are removable and holes pre-drilled into the frame to move the axle position and ensure proper weight distribu- tion for operators who add features after SLT deployment. Company presents its new Multi-Tank Trailers as the first fuel and service models designed to legally transport bulk diesel on the road without requiring drivers to maintain a CDL or Hazmant endorsement (Title 49 (CFR49); local regulations may apply). The trailers are available in 460-, 690- and 920-gallon capacity for diesel fuel or diesel exhaust fluid. "This came from a very specific construction industry need to haul bulk fluids from jobsite to jobsite without CDL and Hazmat licensing," says Thunder Creek Equipment General Manager Luke Van Wyk. "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." Enabling that provision, he adds, is an MTT feature isolating diesel in four, six or eight separate 115-gallon, DOT-compliant non-bulk tanks. The 10-gauge stee tanks are joined by a manifold to a common pump, ensuring complete isolation during transport and con- trolled fuel or DEF dispensing on site. Each trailer is built to maintain a low profile and configured to provide optimal balance and smooth ride at highway speeds, as well as in the most rugged off-highway conditions. MTTs are equipped with a 25-gallon/minute pump, 10-micron fuel filter and a 35-ft. auto-retract- ing hose reel. Options include an ISO-compliant 4-micron fuel filter, 50-ft. hose reel, and rear utility box for tools and materials. FUEL TRANSPORT SANS CDL

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