If you’re in the construction industry, you understand the importance of fuel. Depending on the project, you could have any number of diesel-powered machines onsite. Furthermore, if you’ve got multiple jobs, your equipment could be spread across these sites. It’s not practical to take your equipment to the local filling station and waiting for fuel to be delivered creates costly delays and reduces productivity. A fuel trailer provides a mobile solution to keep all of your equipment topped off and ready to roll, saving you time and helping you meet your goal of completing the project on time.
THE RIGHT FUEL TRAILER
As jobsites get bigger and more equipment is needed, the demand for fuel trailers continues to increase. Seeing them on the jobsite has become more common. However, not all fuel trailers are created for the demands a construction site can put on them. Here are a few things to consider before you buy.
Fuel When You Need It, Where You Need It. Think about your fleet and how much fuel you need in a typical day. HitchDoc fuel trailers are available in 500, 750, and 990 gallon capacities, so you can choose the size that best meets the needs of your fleet and your budget. All HitchDoc fuel trailers are engineered to easily upgrade from standard features, making them customizable to fit your needs without the “custom” cost, plus come with a 12V powered fuel pump and a 20 foot hose with auto shutoff nozzle. The 2 5/16 inch ball hitch lets you securely pull any of these fuel trailers behind a properly equipped pickup and the 7,000 pound square lift jack allows you to easily and securely hook and unhook the trailer when necessary.
Fit for purpose. Not all fuel trailers are created equal. Some are made to be pulled on smooth roads and not intended for bumpy, rough terrain common in and around construction sites.
HitchDoc fuel trailers are designed for unforgiving construction environments. Every one of their fuel trailers starts with a DOT compliant trailer and comes standard with electric brakes, tail lights, running lights, and safety markings. Rubber torsion axles minimize road bounce when traveling, regardless of whether the tank is full, empty, or anywhere in between. Fuel tanks are made from double seam welded, heavy gauge American steel. This robust steel construction is protected by a powder coat finish that is baked on to withstand harsh environments year round. Inside the tank, two baffles run the full width of the tank to minimize sloshing and improve trailer ride over rough terrain.
MORE THAN A FUEL TRAILER
Your fuel trailer is an investment, so be sure to get the most out of it. In addition to hauling fuel around the work site, you can outfit your HitchDoc fuel trailer with a variety of options to get the most out of your investment.
DEF Tanks. Modern diesel equipment is engineered to meet or exceed Tier 4 final emissions standards, most commonly through the use of Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) technology. Since SCR technology requires DEF to operate, you need to be sure that you have plenty of DEF available. HitchDoc fuel trailers can be equipped with a 60, 100, or 300 gallon capacity DEF tank with a separate hose and nozzle to ensure you are able to keep all of your high end diesel equipment topped off and running without risking cross contamination of either diesel or DEF.
Faster Fuel Pumps. Upgrade from the standard 15 gpm pump to a 25 or 40 gpm pump and fuel up even faster.
Nose Cone Storage. Keep your pump and sensitive items clean and out of direct sunlight with a nose cone storage compartment. Add a light kit to the front storage compartment for better visibility when working in low light conditions.
Better Battery Charging. Don’t let a dead battery keep you from using the 12V powered fuel pump. Add a solar panel charging kit and take advantage of the sun’s power while your fuel trailer sits outside or upgrade to a heavy duty battery kit with charger to be sure your pump is ready to go when you are.
Productivity Options. For the ultimate mobile workstation, HitchDoc offers the 990XL. As the name implies, this extra-large trailer starts with a 990 gallon fuel tank. In addition, the 990XL comes standard with a 25 gpm pump, 1 inch by 35 foot hose with auto shutoff nozzle on a reel, 3 axles, and storage compartments at the front and rear. In addition to standard options, the 990XL can be converted into a mobile workstation with options such as an air compressor, generator, or welder, and a rear toolbox.
If you want your fuel trailer to make a statement, HitchDoc offers a custom paint option, aluminum wheels, and a rock guard kit for all models and capacities.
For More Information:
HitchDoc is a family owned and operated manufacturing company located in the heart of the US and proudly manufactures items for the construction, agriculture, and powersports industries from American steel. For complete information, visit hitchdoc.com or call 507.847.4049.
Modern Contractor Solutions, August 2022
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