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CAT Scale Rig of the Week | Gene Petrosky

When Gene Petrosky was a kid, he would keep his eyes open for this model. Now, he drives it.

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Gene said he bought this 1980 Kenworth W900A as soon as he finally found one.

This particular truck was purchased from a Kenworth dealer in Denver, Colorado. Gene even made a trip to the dealer to verify the VIN. He also found a photo of the truck when it was still at the dealership.

Gene made it his mission to restore the truck back to its original look as much as possible including the original colors and paint scheme.

The truck is powered by a 3408 CAT engine that is paired to a 15-speed transmission. Currently, Gene only runs the truck during the summer hauling freight and taking it to truck shows. The rest of the year, it stays in the shop and out of the elements.

Gene also gave the truck the nickname “Big A” after it’s model number.

Do you use the cat scale app and have a rig you’d like us to feature as the CAT Scale Rig of the Week? Send photos to [email protected].

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.
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