This week’s CAT Scale Rig of the Week is made to grab the attention of anyone who sees it.
Bubba Branch bought this 1996 Kenworth W900 in April of 2020. When he picked it up the truck was white, but he knew he wanted to paint it red so it would stand out in a crowd.
The entire interior had been removed, down to the bare metal, so a new hush mat was put in the cab and sleeper, then new floors, seats, an SH Tube twisted shifter and new door, roof and sleeper panels. Bubba’s 8-year-old son painted the dash, and all the accent pieces were painted by his wife.
Once the inside was done, SH Tube made all the stainless accent pieces on the rig, along with the speaker boxes in the cab. Other custom pieces include the mirror brackets, exhaust pipe holders, the dipstick and gear shifter, and much more.
The Kenworth is powered by a CAT 3406E engine with an 18-speed transmission. Bubba primarily hauls equipment with the truck. He’s been driving for about 26 years.
The entire truck has taken Bubba about a year and a half to build, but he said it still isn’t 100% complete.
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A former military public affairs specialist, Cody Graves has a journalism career that has spanned radio, television and print. For the last ten years, he produced special sections for Arkansas’ only statewide newspaper. During his time in the U.S. Army Reserves, Cody served tours in El Salvador, Iraq and Bosnia and Herzegovina. In his spare time, he plays guitar in a local band and spends time with his dogs, Lucy and Daisy.