Max and Allie

Max  and Allie

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Big-Big Wheels

My Tom is really not all well yet, but he worked all day yesterday. Today he drove to Lake City,
2 hour drive to purchase these very large tires and wheels and axles.
Tom has a customer who wants the biggest and badest MUD truck at the mud hole! These tires
are over 5 feet tall and the axles are 5 ton axles. The customer had come to Tom's shop to talk
about it over a year ago. So these two men have been talking about this truck for over a year....
How much is it going to cost the customer wants to know. Tom worked up an estimate. Oh that is too much the customer says!! I can't pay that much!! Tom , says then you can't have the biggest truck. To make a very long story short, the customer has hired one man to build the top
part of the truck, and Tom to build the under-carriage. We will see how that works out!!
I know that this post will not be as much fun for most of you. It is not cute like David's post but
I really wanted to tell you all about the big stuff Tom works on and the danger he puts himself
in all the time. I worry about him!!!!!!!!!
Again I thank-you for coming to read my blog!
Love you all, Fern

P.S. I know badest is not a real word but people use it.


  1. Those tires are almost as big as the ones our cattle troughs are made from.

    Hope Tom gets to feeling better soon - he needs to be careful.

    Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

  2. Hi Fern
    What a very interesting post. Those are some big tires...5' ...gosh I'm just 5'4". I think 'badest' is a very good word for the tires. Maybe you can get Tom to take pictures of the truck when it is completed.
    Madi and Mom

  3. Cecilia,
    Tom will take a lot of pictures of the truck, when the truck gets built! That will take a year or more. Some of the trucks take 2 years and with 2 people working on one truck it will take longer than it would if only one man was working on it.
    The last BIG truck Tom built he hurt himself!!!