TIME-TESTED, FRESH LOOK
TURN-KEY, CHAMPIONSHIP-CALIBER TRUCK
It started with the acquisition of Carl Atley’s Cumminspowered, Ford-bodied, tube chassis puller, a proven performer that’d been for sale for some time—and that had given Carl two PPL championships and one NTPA points title in recent years. During the transfer of ownership, Carl proved invaluable in showing Todd the ropes, and even piloted the truck several times in 2019. “I thank Carl for making the transfer of the truck as simple as possible,” Todd told us. “I’ve learned more from this man in one year than all my years pulling the blown-alcohol truck. He truly knows this truck like the back of his hand.”
TUBE CHASSIS, UNBREAKABLE DRIVETRAIN
But what makes Todd’s truck such a tried and true piece of machinery? It starts with the Barker Machine and Fab chassis, constructed of 2-inch diameter chromoly tubing. For optimum weight savings and ultimate durability, an SQHD axle dwells in the rear, complete with a spool and gun-drilled axle shafts, while an F106 graced with a locker, military steering knuckles, and a PSC hydraulic steering system sits up front. A four-disc clutch from Crower and the familiar Profab Machine reverser transmission and quick change transfer case distribute power to the burly axles.
ALL BILLET CUMMINS
With the truck in the care of Scheid Diesel’s pulling division for the past five years, it only made sense that it would