Summer is in the rear view mirror and fall is taking over the wheel, as we'll soon be looking at a kaleidoscope of colors.
Randy Brown's classic dump truck certainly has a fall vibe to it, and he has always driven a cool, classic ride - this tri-axle dump quite possibly his coolest yet! Randy says he tried to build the truck like the old days when there wasn't a chrome shop on every corner, and he nicknamed it "Built Back Better".
He credits Steve Neal at Neal Equipment in New Tripoli, PA, saying if it wasn't for him the truck wouldn't be sitting in his driveway today! The 262" wheelbase was outfitted with a '97 Alumatech 19' dump body that has a 1/2" liner from board to board.
Josh at Lock Mountain Truck & Repair installed the new frame rails and the dump body for Randy. Power comes from a 425 CAT engine and Randy shifts thru the 18 speeds with ease on every trip.
Randy says the truck is "close enough to perfect for him" and we definitely agree, especially the flawless brown base color & painted stripes that were laid down by Gary at Garber's Truck Painting in Martinsburg, PA.
Randy built this truck to work, and it hauled its first load right after our photo shoot, getting him plenty of thumbs up along the way. This is one "old" 357 Pete that definitely looks better than the day it rolled off the line!
Movin' Out applauds Randy for keeping "old school trucking" alive & well, by choosing his Peterbilt 357 dump as our October Working Show Truck of the Month.