custom rigs

Josh Brown’s 2007 Kenworth W900L

The truck sits on a 308-inch wheelbase and is powered by a Cat C15 and an 18-speed Eaton-Fuller. The truck was originally orange, but he had it painted white pearl.

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Bandit truck racing series returns to action this weekend

The Minimizer Bandit Big Rig Series will return to the track this Saturday, April 21, at Motor Mile Speedway in Fairlawn, Virginia. Racing action begins at 7 p.m.

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‘Gold trucks’ shined up, back on the haul

Why had it been so long since I'd heard from TMOG, LLC (that's for "These Trucks Are Made of Gold") independent owner-operator Howard Salmon? Turns out, he'd been off the road the last four months or so putting plenty of work into his vintage 1999 Kenworth W900. 

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Charles Adams’ 2006 Peterbilt 379 EXHD

The rig sports a 625-hp Cat C15 with an Eaton 18-speed and Spicer 3:36 rears. He has had the cab lights and horns shaved down and replaced with nine small LEDs and train horns mounted underneath the truck.

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Rick Weisheit’s 2007 Peterbilt 379

The rig is powered by a 565-hp Cummins with an EGR delete and a 700-hp tune from Bohl Diesel Performance, along with an 18-speed Eaton-Fuller.

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Kenneth Cassway’s 2012 Peterbilt 386

The rig sports a 450-hp Cummins ISX with a 10-speed and 2:64 rears. It is also equipped with a Thermo King APU with arctic package and an Espar diesel-fired heater. The front bumper guard is a Herd Defender 4-Post equipped with fog lamps.

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George Babcock’s 2016 Kenworth W900 glider

Sitting on a 300-inch wheelbase, the rig sports a 1999-model 550-hp Cat with an Eaton-Fuller 18-speed. Most of the custom work to the truck was done in the company's shop, including all welding and metal fabrication.

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Steve Bernett’s 2013 Peterbilt 389

Steve Bernett owns this 2013 Peterbilt 389, which he uses to haul a variety of freight, including expedited mail, exercise equipment, fixtures and cabinetry for Tralo out of Owatonna, Minn.

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Davey Kirchner’s 1987 Peterbilt 359

The rig, which sits on a 305-inch wheelbase, is equipped with a B-model Cat and an 18-speed Eaton with 3:36 rears.

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Small fleet owner Boles picks up first Bandit Series win

Allen Boles, driver of the No. 3 Peterbilt, earned his first Bandit Series win Saturday, March 24, at Mobile International Speedway in Mobile, Ala. The small fleet owner piled up seven top five finishes last season, and finished fourth in the overall standings, but never got to victory lane.

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