You heard right. The truck got cut in half. Doggone Bryan Martin’s crew over at 4 State Trucks in Joplin, Mo., went and cut our truck right in half.
We delivered the truck to Joplin about 10 days ago, for work George Parker wouldn’t even consider having anyone else do. Even knowing she was in the best possible place, he still whimpered a little when they sent the “sawed in half” pic.
“You okay, babe?”
“Yeah. I think so.”
“I know, right? If she were anywhere else I’d think we made a terrible mistake.”
As tough as it is to see the gruesome part, we know the “magicians” at 4 State will restore her to one piece again. Their reputation alone is enough to be confident about, but we had the unique opportunity to watch Bryan Martin do one of the things he does best – help us design a custom truck and set the minutiae of a build in motion. There isn’t one tiny detail that evades him. It was really amazing to watch ideas flow almost effortlessly into a solid plan, and even more amazing to see the plan take physical form, right on schedule.
Things are going to be a little different in 2018. We’re very happy to be involved with some pretty cool projects, and feel very fortunate to have the opportunities we do. The truck will be unveiled at MATS 2018, you can’t miss it – she’ll be parked right out front on the North patio. Come see the magic.
Affected tractors are equipped with an automated Eaton UltraShift Plus or Eaton Advantage Transmission with right hand stalk shifter. In the affected trucks, the display on the instrument panel can indicate “N” when the shifter is set into “D” or “R,” causing the truck not to move.