1997 FORD F-150 CUSTOM TRUCK 'NUT-SHAKER' - 61587 Sold* at Scottsdale 2008 - Lot #61 1997 FORD F-150 CUSTOM TRUCK 'NUT-SHAKER' https://cdn.barrett-jackson.com/staging/carlist/items/Fullsize/Cars/61587/61587_Front_3-4_Web.jpg
Lot #61   1997 FORD F-150 CUSTOM TRUCK "NUT-SHAKER"
Auction Scottsdale 2008
Reserve NO RESERVE
Status Sold
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Lot 61
Year 1997
Make FORD
Model F-150
Style CUSTOM TRUCK "NUT-SHAKER"
*Includes Buyer Commission
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VIN 1FTDX1722VNC98233
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Lot #61 - Monster Garage do something strange and obscure!? Never! Okay so we lied. Jesse took a 1997 Ford F-150 and monsterized it into a tree shaker. Using a hydraulically powered clamp and rotating mass device, this harvesting device latches onto a tree, shakes vigorously, then collects the falling nuts in an umbrella, all without damaging the tree. Able to shake up to three trees a minute, this machine has revolutionized the agricultural industry. The main component of this build was an 800 lb hydraulically powered shaker head, custom-made for Monster Garage by Orchard Machinery Corporation. The team removed the bed so the head could be mounted directly onto the truck's rear frame. To hold the 800 lb device, the team reinforced the pickup's frame with steel and created a 4-link suspension system, which included 2,500 lb air bags. As directed by Jesse, the team went on to build a canopy to catch the falling nuts (and fruit) from the tree as well as a conveyer belt to take the captured produce to a hopper. The finished tree shaker became one of the most successful builds in Monster Garage history. The biggest challenge was: running the hydraulic pump off the engine and constructing the conveyer belt and nut-catcher structure. THE TEAM: Jesse James, custom-bike builder/designer, West Coast Choppers, Long Beach, CA, Russ Angold, agricultural engineer, San Luis Obispo, CA, Tim Beghoefer, hydraulics technician/ journeyman mechanic, Milwaukee, WI, Mike Pittinger, mechanical engineer/underwater welder, Baltimore, MD, Tom Prewitt, custom painter, Damon's Motorcycle Creations, Brea, CA, Dan Robinson, farm equipment repairman/welder, Omaha, NE, and Ralph Westerhoff, service manager, Orchard Machinery Corporation, Tulare, CA. VEHICLE SPECS: Engine: 4.2L V6 split port intake; Transmission: 5-speed; Rear Axle: 3.08; Steering: power; Front Suspension: 2500 coil replaced with air bags; Rear Suspension: leaf springs replaced with 4-link suspension; Brakes: power; Tires: 23" wheels by Alba Wheels; Wheels: Toyo Tires. Paint: House of Kolor Dark Teal Pearl Shimeron with wood-grain flames. Height: 7.5'; Width: 8'; Width With Parts Extended: 10.5'; Length: 21'; Length With Parts Extended: 21'; Ground Clearance: 1.5' MONSTER SPECS: Hydraulics: 2,500 lb Firestone air bags. Moving Parts: conveyer belt, nut-catcher canopy and nut-shaker head. Special Welds: hydraulic pump welded to engine, and truck's frame reinforced with steel. Additional Acquired or Machined Parts: includes 800-pound shaker head from Orchard Machinery Corporation, conveyer belt, hydraulic pump and motor, bushing adaptor for engine pulley (to power hydraulic pump), hydraulic hose and air bags, 4-link suspension system **SOLD ON A BILL OF SALE ONLY. SPECIAL CONDITIONS APPLY**
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