Pick the Mother of All Classy Trucks

Help us choose the top rig in our 2015 Classy Truck of the Year contest.
Pick the Mother of All Classy Trucks
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You can help the judges at COLE Publishing choose the 2015 Classy Truck of the Year. And it’s easy to do. Simply review the photos and information about the 12 trucks featured in the pages of Pumper over the past year and then follow the instructions included here to vote for your favorite truck.

You choose the criteria for your personal selection. It could be the bold and complex vinyl graphics. Or the professional paint job and amount of chrome dripping from the rig. Or maybe you’re a sucker for features aimed at greater work efficiency or driver comfort. Whatever the case, you have one vote to cast.

The reader tallies will be part of what a team of judges considers when making a final selection. The Classy Truck of the Year and its owner will be featured in the February 2016 issue of Pumper, the issue distributed at the Water & Wastewater Equipment, Treatment & Transport (WWETT) Show in Indianapolis.
Look, read and then go here to cast a ballot for your favorite truck. You have until Dec. 20 to make your vote count.

JANUARY

Maznek Septic Service, Bedford, New Hampshire

Larry Maznek bought a silver 2006 Peterbilt 378 roll-off container truck and converted it for pumping with a 4,100-gallon skid-mounted steel tank from Amthor International and a National Vacuum Equipment Challenger 866 pump. The truck has AirTrac suspension, a Vulcan onboard scale and 50,000-pound K-Pac Equipment hoist. The tank is built to be easily swapped out for a 20-yard container.

FEBRUARY

J & K Septic, New Paris, Indiana

Jim Garris and Kenton Brubacher added a 1997 Freightliner FLD 120 chassis formerly used as a roll-off container rig and had Du-Mar Welding fabricate and install a 4,700-gallon waste/300-gallon freshwater steel tank and a Jurop/Chandler LC 580 pump. Garris and Brubacher installed equipment including a Crust Buster (Schmitz Brothers LLC) and prepped and painted the truck Metallic LeMans blue.

MARCH

Kensington Septic Service Inc., Kensington, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Floyd and Dwayne Bryanton run a 1995 International 4900 built out by previous owner Thomson Septic with a 1,700-gallon steel tank and Wallenstein 402H pump. The truck carries a rear-mounted backhoe built by the Bryantons to do light work like digging up tank lids. Under the tank is a repurposed scissor hoist to help with dumping. Both owners drive the truck and perform residential septic service.

APRIL

SoCal Industries, Industry, California

Johnny Guerra and Rudy Lopez added a metallic charcoal 2010 Kenworth, built out by Satellite Industries with a 3,200-gallon steel tank and Masport HXL-400 pump. Features include a Masport scent box and Moro digital level gauge, a custom blue flame job done in-house, and many chrome accents. The truck is named Mamba after NBA star Kobe Bryant.

MAY

American Septic Service Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois

Jake McKamey bought a former box truck 2005 Freightliner M2 and had Imperial Industries add a 2,500-gallon steel tank and Masport HXL 75 pump. The truck features heated collars, three rear sight glasses, aluminum toolboxes on both sides, aluminum hose trays and a chrome rooftop horn. McKamey drives the truck and uses it for residential septic service.

JUNE

Raider Rooter, Boynton Beach, Florida

James Pardew purchased a 2006 International 8600 over-the-road semi-tractor and had it converted for vacuum service. Engine & Accessory Inc. added an Amthor International 4,000-gallon waste/200-gallon freshwater aluminum tank and Masport HXL400 WV pump. Features include a General Pump TSF Series toolbox jetter, a 24-inch aluminum toolbox, aluminum hose trays and steel painted wheels.

JULY

Zeiter’s Septics Unlimited Inc., Morris, Illinois

David Zeiter bought this black and magenta 2015 International 7500 WorkStar built out by Imperial Industries with a 4,000-gallon aluminum tank and National Vacuum Equipment 4307 blower. Features include a Garnet SeeLevel gauge, heated valves, and many chrome accents. Names on the hood are Miss Sydney (Zeiter’s daughter) and primary driver Dennis Blish.

AUGUST

Tom’s Sewer & Drain Service, McDonald, Ohio

Richard Glass bought a red 2013 Peterbilt truck from Pik Rite Inc. outfitted with a 4,000-gallon aluminum tank and Masport pump. Convenience features include rear sight glasses and a gallon gauge on the back of the truck, work lights in the rear and on the cab roof, running lights on both sides, and stainless steel toolbox and diamond-plate hose trays.

SEPTEMBER

Kuettel’s Septic Service, Hortonville, Wisconsin

Duke, Doug and Dale Kuettel bought an all-brown metallic 2014 Volvo VHD64B built out by Imperial Industries with a 5,500-gallon steel tank and hoist system and National Vacuum Equipment 866 liquid-cooled pump. The rig has a Volvo Itrain automatic transmission, a 36-inch rear hatch, heated collars, work lights, an aluminum toolbox, wheels, hose trays and other accents.

OCTOBER

Sweet Honey Inc., Grimes, Iowa

Dean Cadwell added a 2013 Kenworth T800 built out by Advance Pump & Equipment with a 4,500-gallon aluminum tank and a National Vacuum Equipment 4307 Max Pack high-vacuum trilobe blower. The truck has heated collars, halogen work lights and a Garnet SeeLevel gauge. Cadwell drives the rig and uses it to clean grease traps and interceptors.

NOVEMBER

Irwin Septic Tank Cleaning, Midwest City, Oklahoma

Shane Irwin bought a 2002 International 4300 DuraStar truck built out by Progress Tank with a 2,200-gallon aluminum tank and Jurop/Chandler R260 pump. The rig was painted Oklahoma City Thunder blue with chrome flames and features Chelsea air-shift PTO, three aluminum toolboxes, aluminum hose trays, stainless steel wheel covers, and tinted windows.

DECEMBER

Felix Septic Service Inc., Bow, New Hampshire

Mark Thompson added a red and white 2015 Peterbilt 325 with a 5,200-gallon steel tank and TSI 800 vacuum pump built by Transway Systems. The truck features top and rear 21-inch manways, heated collars, sight tube, aluminum fuel tank and Alcoa Dura-Bright wheels, work lights, stainless steel visor, chromed air horns and exhaust, and LED marker lights.

Cast Your Ballot Today!

Step 1. Look over the 12 Classy Trucks for 2015.

Step 2. Choose your favorite.

Step 3. Go online at www.pumper.com/classy and vote.

(One vote per IP address allowed.)

Act now! The deadline for voting is Dec. 20.

Make Your New Rig a Classy Truck!

Seeing your truck in the pages of Pumper is easy!

Step 1. Clean and detail your truck.

Step 2. Snap a variety of photos with your digital camera.

Step 3. Send the photos to us, along with a detailed description of the truck and accessories, to editor@pumper.com.



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