Thunder Creek Equipment has expanded its upfit line offerings to include the Class 5 Isuzu NRR chassis as a fuel and service truck or as a lube and service truck.  -  Photo: Thunder Creek Equipment

Thunder Creek Equipment has expanded its upfit line offerings to include the Class 5 Isuzu NRR chassis as a fuel and service truck or as a lube and service truck.

Photo: Thunder Creek Equipment

Thunder Creek Equipment has expanded its truck upfit line of fuel and service solutions with the addition of the Class 5 Isuzu NRR truck chassis. This expansion includes both the No Hazmat Fuel and Service Upfit (MTU) model, as well as the Service and Lube Truck Upfit (SLU) for daily fluids and preventive maintenance.

“The addition of the Isuzu NRR truck chassis to the Thunder Creek family of upfits is engineered to meet customer demand around this very popular commercial truck platform, and to further improve maneuverability and visibility — both on- and off-road,” said Seth Schreur, vice president of engineering, Thunder Creek Equipment. “The success of these truck upfits is built on the ability to deliver fluids to jobsites and customers in a truck that costs significantly less to own and operate than larger, higher-volume trucks. The Isuzu NRR chassis does that and more with best-in-class maneuverability, a heavy-duty six-speed automatic transmission, and the proven performance of a turbocharged Isuzu diesel engine.”

Details of the Isuzu NRR Truck Chassis

The Isuzu NRR truck chassis features a GVWR of 19,500 pounds and is built sturdy to handle bulk fluid delivery to sites ranging from paved commercial and institutional sites to off-road construction sites.

Thunder Creek said the primary benefits of its upfit platforms compared to larger, higher-volume bulk tanker trucks include:

  • Lower total cost of ownership
  • The ability to get in and out of more compact/crowded sites
  • Less disturbance and lower ground pressure
  • The ability to deliver critical fluids to each site without requiring a Hazmat endorsement or a CDL

The company said it is ultimately more practical for business owners and fleet managers to own and operate — helping them take greater control of their fluid delivery schedules, equipment uptime, and customer satisfaction while not limiting the labor pool that can drive each truck.

The No Hazmat and No CDL design, according to Thunder Creek, has transformed various industries, including construction, equipment rental, dealer service departments, home heating oil delivery, disaster relief operations, and widespread fuel distribution networks.

Thunder Creek said it accomplishes this through the innovative design and engineering of each truck to keep bulk fluid quantities below mandated levels while delivering an operator interface that makes fueling and daily fluid delivery easy.

No Hazmat Fuel & Service Upfit

The No Hazmat Fuel & Service Upfit (MTU) features a total capacity of 920 gallons of diesel (eight 15-gallon tanks) along with options for DEF, grease, and power systems.

Service & Lube Truck Upfit

The Service & Lube Truck Upfit (SLU) features 690 gallons of service fluids configured in 25-, 55-, and 115-gallon tanks and can include fresh oil, reclaimed oil, coolant, reclaimed coolant, and diesel. Select configurations can also be equipped with DEF and grease.

Each Thunder Creek upfit is manufactured in Pella, Iowa, and is distributed through a network of dealers throughout the United States.

Closner Equipment Adds Thunder Creek Equipment Product Line

Thunder Creek Equipment has been added to the Closner Equipment Co. Inc. lineup of new equipment as part of the dealer’s dedicated offering to the asphalt paving and concrete industries in Texas.

Closner serves Texas from San Antonio, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, and Austin with a full line of asphalt paving and concrete solutions including asphalt paving equipment, stabilization solutions, compaction equipment, and more.

“We live in a world of high-horsepower equipment,” says JB Closner, president and chief operating officer, Closner. “That equipment requires reliable access to high-quality fuel, service, and fleet management tools, and Thunder Creek delivers that in a variety of platforms that are built for heavy off-road work. Our partners will see the value in these solutions that are easy to use, can be towed by any member of the team, and that will help drive uptime every day.”

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