With the 2018 Atlantic Heavy Equipment Show set to take place this April at the Moncton Coliseum in Moncton, NB (See full event info here: https://goo.gl/ANkw9X), we wanted to bring something a little more special than the cookie cutter truck. We want to build something that gets the job done and looks good doing it. So, fresh from the factory comes this 2019 Black & Cayenne Red Western Star 4900EX with a Detroit DD15 paired with a Eaton Fuller 18-speed transmission. The truck also features a 68" Ultra Low Bunk, 265" wheelbase and 3.42 ratio. So whats the game plan? Over the next couple weeks, we are going to bring you behind the scenes and take you along during the build process right up to the Heavy Equipment Show.
March 21st, 2018 - Delivery Day
Early bird gets the worm. The truck was delivered first thing this morning. First step P.D.I and a quick wash.
March 23rd, 2018 - P.D.I. & Wash
After having it unloaded, P.D.I.'d & given a fresh wash, we took the old girl out to stretch her legs and took a look at where to start.
The product magazine for these trucks is huge! Our plan is to keep it simple & cosmetic with a bumper, rear fenders, exhaust, visor, lights, and a bit more just to get started. Nothing to crazy but a few things that will make this truck truly stand out.
Take a look at some detail "before" shots (Click on each picture for more detail)
Parts are starting to arrive! Next step: assembly. Follow along as we take you through the process of the build right up to the Heavy Equipment Show!
March 26th, 2018 - Strip Down
Tear down has started! Side boxes and exhaust are off. The front bumper and the new rear fenders are being fitted!
March 27th, 2018 - Assembly Day 2
Big moves made on day 2! Windshield visor and lights are on, stainless side boxes mounted, rear fenders fitted and of course those rear cab lights!
April 3rd - Final Assembly
Time is winding down until the show and the final parts are being put on! The stainless sideboxes and the exhaust is on! The show kicks off this Thursday at the Moncton Coliseum!
April 4th, 2018 - Completion
It's done!! and dang! It looks awesome! But don't take our word for it, see it for yourself in the photos below! (Click on each photo for a full-screen view)
Come see it in person at the Atlantic Heavy Equipment Show April 5th & 6th!Find event details here ->