This week’s CAT Scale Rig of the Week delivers the goods when it comes to heavy cargo and great looks.
Owner Greg Nelson ordered this truck in 2019 at Green Bay Kenworth, and the truck was assembled by Kustom Trucks of Coos Bay, Oregon. It’s a 2020 Kenworth T800 Glider with a CAT C12 engine and a 13-speed transmission that gets 430 horsepower.
When the truck arrived at his shop, Greg and his father installed all the lights, made their own custom deck plate and installed the wet kit. They also had the fuel tanks painted and installed the rear fenders and light bar.
Greg said he works the truck almost six days a week and pulls mostly short and long dumps and hoppers. He typically hauls construction materials, grain, salt, coal, rock and fertilizer.
Greg’s been driving since his early 20s. He gave college a try but realized school wasn’t for him — so he went back to the family business of trucking.
When he isn’t driving, Greg enjoys boating with his wife, Trisha, and their two sons.
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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.