Working Show Truck Of The Month - Patterson Farm/ Max Patterson
By Robert Conrad
The month of October brings with it another Fall season as the trees will soon become a kaliedescope of colors and the end of another summer is official. Children will be counting down the days till Halloween, the one night when you're supposed to eat as much candy as you can!
October also brings with it pumpkins of all shapes and sizes and our Working Show Truck of the Month has certainly hauled its fair share of them. This month we are featuring a burnt orange 1997 Peterbilt 379 extended hood that's owned by Patterson Farm in Sunderland, MA. Donny Patterson owns the farm and his son Max Patterson delivers a variety of fresh produce, that they grow themselves, with this truck and Patterson's custom soft-side trailer This polished, pumpkin-hauling Peterbilt is just one of a fleet of head-turning Peterbilts run by this New England farm. In fact, you'll probably remember the green and white 379 that we featured a few months ago.
Max Patterson has farming and trucking in his blood and at age 27, he's already been driving for 8 years. He said that he enjoys delivering all of the sustainable products that the entire farm raises during the growing season and seeing their loyal customers makes it worthwhile. Farming & trucking are two of this country's key industries and Patterson Farm does both in style!
This Peterbilt has over 130,000 miles on it and is powered by a CAT 3406 engine that's paired with an Eaton/Fuller 18 speed transmission. Max keeps it shining and the truck looks as fresh as the produce that it's delivering! The truck features a square bumper up front, extra roof lights, and stainless full fenders over the rears. The truck's clean,classic styling shows and the hood emblems have been removed as well as the air horns from the roof. There is also a custom deckplate and polished toolbox behind the cab.
Max Patterson said that he enjoys what he does and it shows. He said that he wanted to thank his family for everything that they've done for him: Mom, Dad, Sam, Mary Grace, and Ivy. He also sends his love to Kayla and his dog Howie. Finally, Max wanted to thank all of Patterson Farm's customers for all of their business along the way. Farming and trucking go hand in hand for the Patterson family and Donny Patterson and his son Max certainly take pride keeping both traditions alive. For some of the freshest, best-tasting produce that's delivered in some of the sharpest rides in New England, Patterson Farm certainly delivers. Who knows, they probably grew the pumpkin that you'll carve for Halloween this year! Movin' Out salutes Donny, Max and the entire Patterson family for all of their efforts with our pick as our October Working Show Truck of the Month.