Wednesday, December 22, 2010


Nothing seems to stay clean in the winter months... packem in tight...

just when we though we were going home for the day...

He must have fell down...


New shoes, drums, wheel bearings,tires and a minor facelift.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

RGN Ramps

RGN Ramps dont have to be ugly!! Made to order right here in downtown Garner Iowa...1500.00 installed.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Crating for export

Crated this meter to go to Singapore...

It takes us longer to crate it than it does to haul from Iowa to Houston.


years seperate these two...BUT they both act like 8 year olds

4 Generations

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Hey Holmes

We hauled this from Iowa to Nebraska this week. Its a 1958 Kenworth with a Holmes 750 wrecker. Restored and put to work in 1969. Stayed with the same owner from then till now. He passed on and his family had to let it go. We were told that it had been kept in the shop every night...unless it was on a call.

it shows...

check out the top speed !

Look close...there is a gear on the hub...

That is the speedometer gear. No front brakes so what the hell...all kinds of room for the speedo gear!!

Around the shop today

This one hit a deer, so while the hood is in the body shop we rebuilt the front suspension.
New Springs + New Shackles + New Shocks + Laser Alignment = Better fuel economy and added life to tires!! Belts, shocks, and tires...
The best way to pass a DOT inspection is to beat them to the punch...

Our trucks and trailers get a complete DOT inspecion every time they come in our shop. If we dont find anything wrong with our equipment...we look some more.

Friday, October 15, 2010

The directions were simple.

Cross the Mississippi on HWY 34 get off on the first exit. Go to bottom of the hill. Do not follow the road as it curves to the left. Turn right ...follow the trail...we will be there waiting for you. I take the right turn and stop. I call the guy back. He assures me Im on the right path.

This road just kept going and going...several turns and switch backs. It would be a killer ride on a motorcycle...but in a 280"wheelbase Kenworth pulling a trailer thats like 3" off the ground...not so much.

more turns...many more than I took photos of...decending at a pretty good grade as well.

I stop and call him again...He re assures me that I am almost there.

Man I was glad to see he was right...I thought for sure it was gonna be banjo's and moonshine!!! I was delivering a couple drill bits that will be used to punch the holes for the footings on the new rail road bridge to go over the mighty Mississippi. Not a great shot of them, but I can post some closeups if anyone cares to see them.

This hero ended up doing the classic rookie u turn after getting yanked out

I was glad to get out of there and on my way home.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Made in Cali...shipped to Mass

we get some neat stuff on the wagons from time to time...

I thought for sure there would be some homeless wino catching a ride inside of the tree trunk...

or maybe PeeWee Herman watching a movie on his driod...

whew...dodged that bullet!!

Frame Stretching 101

Moving a 88"CT to a 116"CT
measure twice...mark once

double framed and then drilled... lengthen and spin balance the driveline...
bolt in cross members, hook up air and electrical...

fresh coat of paint...

and out the door