The Rolling Road Show is set to roll for its third year, screening movies outdoors at the very locations where they were filmed, thanks to a unique Isuzu projector truck. “We cut portholes in the front of the ‘box’ for the two Century C 35mm projectors we use,” explains Tim League, founder of the road show and owner of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Austin, TX. “We have a 2,000-lb. lift gate and four hydraulic levelers. Once the truck's in position, we lift it off the suspension. We have quick-connect cam locks that feed power to the truck from a remote generator, with the movie screen, sound system and all the other gear we need stored on board. A hitch on the back tows the generator that powers the projector, so the whole deal is self-contained. To get the full schedule, go to www.rollingroadshow.com.
Shown astride the new Harley-Davidsons they won in Volvo Trucks North America's recent Vista competition for service techs are the members of the winning team from Beaver Truck Centre in Winnipeg, MB, Dan Teleglow, Dennis Baehnk and Chris Dunn. Vista is a six-month competition among teams fielded by Volvo dealers and is meant to highlight technician excellence.
Fleet names we love
More than talk
Five years ago trucker Bill Hutson launched a non-profit, dubbed “Table Talk Foundation for Better Living“ that focuses on fixing up the homes of the needy for free. To get it off the ground, he contributed over $40,000 of his own money and he sells picnic tables to help keep it going. Part of his mission is training “the homeless and unemployed in the construction trade to expand both the work and the help our program can do.” Here Hutson stands by as his pickup ably demonstrates just how strong his picnic tables are.
A real grind
Grindzilla is her name and she is built to feast on an entire house and turn it into earth-friendly mulch. Inventor Roy Salsich says Grindzilla, manufactured by Jobsite Recycling Equipment and mounted on a Ford F-450 frame, mashes up the 65%-75% of the typical single-family home that is made of wood, sheetrock and corrugated cardboard and separates out the nails and other metals to save contractors the time and expense of dump runs. “The best thing,” says Salsich, “is it's mobile — no trailer needed. You just drive up, set the brakes and get to work.”
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