custom rigs

Armando Diaz’s 2009 Peterbilt 389 quad axle

The truck is equipped with a 600 horsepower Caterpillar C16 and an 18-speed Eaton-Fuller transmission. The trailer is an XL Specialized Trailers XL 110 HDG lowboy.

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Go Cubs? Forrest, Ill.-based Dave Marti Trucking’s custom 2015 Peterbilt 389 glider

Marti's custom 389 glider, "High Maintenance Too", was a hit at the Guilty by Association Truck Show. Spec'd with Fitzgerald for liquid bulk tank, the 389 hauls fuel leased to Transport Service Inc. in the region around Marti's home base.

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Jason Allison’s 2015 Peterbilt 389 Pride & Class glider

He uses the truck to haul anything from lumber to masonry rock. The truck is powered by a Detroit 60 and a 13-speed Eaton.

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Shane Allen’s 1996 Peterbilt 379 flat top

The truck is equipped with a Cummins N14 Celect and Eaton-Fuller 13-speed with 3:55 rears.

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Owner-operator Sean McEndree’s ‘Band of Brothers’ purple-heart 2006 Pete

'06 Pete restarts career

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James Hendrickson’s Peterbilt 389 tow truck

The truck is used for extreme recovery and truck wrecks in Idaho and Montana. It features custom graphics with extra chrome and lighting.

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Ingrid Brown’s 2007 Peterbilt 379

Brown, an independent owner-operator and owner of Rollin' B LLC, runs solo from Virginia to California and back three times a month hauling a mix of dry goods and produce.

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Video: More on the 2017 Peterbilt 389 flattop of Candice Cooley’s Patrone Livestock fleet

We caught up with the GATS Best of Show Limited Mileage Bobtail winner for this video a month later at the Guilty By Association show in Joplin late last month. Run through the old-school-styled, first full custom build from this six-truck livestock hauling fleet here.

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2016 GATS Best of Show winner, Builders Bobtail: The next ‘Project’

The crew out of Triple R Diesel’s Texas Chrome Shop showed its latest highly custom build for the first time at GATS, culminating more than a year-long venture that Texas Chrome’s Roland Mendez says “sets a new bar” for the company’s show rigs.

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Wes Ezell’s 2017 Kenworth W900

The truck and its name, "Already Gone," are a tribute to Ezell's father, Robert S. Martin, who passed away in 2014.

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