JEFFERSON, Wis. — American Weld Design is now manufacturing towable fuel trailers called the Sundays Fuels Systems. American Weld Design is 15-year-old company based in Jefferson, Wis., that has done contract manufacturing for various industries, including agricultural equipment makers and radio tower manufacturers.
According to a report in the Journal Sentinel, the trailer is designed to be towed by a pickup truck, an all-terrain vehicle or a garden tractor. In April, the company will start selling the trailers through power sports equipment dealerships in Wisconsin.
The trailers feature a 90-gallon fuel tank with a battery-operated fuel-dispensing pump and a 12-foot hose. The trailers are listed as compliant with federal highway and environmental regulations, so they can be towed on any road and filled up at any gas station.
According the report, Dave Hansen, co-owner of American Weld Design, designed the units with his son, Drew:
"Sitting around a campfire in Hayward one summer night, Dave Hansen and his son, Drew Hansen, talked about the time and money they spent on trips to the gas station to fuel their boat and recreation vehicles.
It added up to a lot of trips hauling 5-gallon cans of gasoline to their lakeside cabin. Also, they paid about $2 more per gallon for gas at the local marina, compared with buying it off the lake."
The trailers will be priced at about $3,000. Markets for the equipment could include landscapers and building contractors as well as boaters and power sports enthusiasts.