Scott Matheson - Spring Brook Farm

Robert Conrad
September 2020

Trucking and farming have close ties to each other, since most farmers also have trucks tucked away in their sheds with their tractors. The Spring Brook Farm, located on Great Road in Littleton, MA, has plenty of cool tractors along with some cool trucks as well! This midnight blue metallic 1984 Peterbilt 359 belongs to Scott Matheson, who is part of 3 generations of Mathesons currently running this beautiful New England farm. Spring Brook Farm has been in the Matheson family since 1713, when it was granted to the them by the King of England. They feature everything from farm raised meats, to field picked fruits & vegetables, to hand crafted baked goods both in their country store on Great Road and at their farm stand across town. They grow a wide variety of crops on the farm including vegetables, hay, straw, pumpkins, soybeans, and peaches. Scott says he and his brother would ride with their dad, JR, and remember him talking about trucks while hauling in his cabover Mack MH613 with a sleeper. Scott's dad called it his "single stack Mack with a shack on the back" and Scott knew that he would drive trucks someday just like his dad. His dad always wanted an extended hood Pete with a 36" bunk, since he ran one prior to the Mack. Once Scott got his CDL, he started looking, and wound up finding this '84 359 that had spent most of its life in Colorado before making it to the East Coast in 2010. Equipped with a factory KTA, Scott knew this was the truck he had to buy! Scott did tires and brakes to make it road worthy and ran this fine 359 for 2 years before deciding to tear it apart for a full makeover. All of the work was down in house at Spring Brook Farm, and Scott repainted it adding pearl & metallics to the original midnight blue color. He also added new drive shafts, new straight pipes, a new clutch, and a small, aluminum bumper to give it that "old school" look. This midnight blue beauty is powered by the factory Cummins KTA 600 19.0L engine that's paired with an Eaton Fuller 18 speed road ranger, and a set of super 40 rear ends. The 255" factory wheelbase was kept, along with the original 36" bunk. Scott runs the truck hauling various trailers & loads, before tucking it back into the shed when Winter arrives. He runs their Freightliner 120 classic in the Winter months, giving the 359 time for some beauty sleep to get ready for the Spring crops! One thing's for sure, this 359 has gotten better looking with age, thanks to Scott Matheson.