A ‘Cherry Bomb’ goes off at GATS: Sharp 1999 W900L mobile-home toter updated

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Overdrive regulars with a bead on our Youtube channel may recall an entry in the 2016 Pride & Polish competition that stood out with, among other accoutrements, its expandable mirror assembly and other equipment — a massive and pristine spare-tire rack, for instance — for hauling up to 18-foot-wide mobile homes and other portable buildings.

Trailer tire flats are a frequent enough occurrence toting manufactured housing to warrant a tire rack of this size, pictured at GATS behind the cab of their 1999 W900L, note Delbert and Chris Jones of the Jones & Sons small fleet.Trailer tire flats are a frequent enough occurrence toting manufactured housing to warrant a tire rack of this size, pictured at GATS behind the cab of their 1999 W900L, note Delbert and Chris Jones of the Jones & Sons small fleet.

It’s one the trucks in the small “Jones & Sons” fleet of Delbert Jones Jr., who with his son, Chris, had made several updates this year to the 1999 Kenworth W900L, christened “Cherry Bomb,” that warranted another close look.

Run through views on some of the updates in the video above or in the Custom Rigs vid playlist below.

Jones and his son haul leased to Athens, Texas-based Roadmasters Power Transport, which specializes in the aforementioned oversize freight and also runs a flatbed division, Delbert Jones Jr. says. Delbert’s wife, too, manages part of the owner-operator-heavy fleet via their home base in Sulphur Springs, Texas.

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