White Pine Paving's 2000 Kenworth W900L Daycab

Daily Big Rig: White Pine Pavings 2000 Kenworth W900L Daycab

When it comes to the world of trucking, there are few things as satisfying as taking a rough-and-tumble coal hauler and turning it into a work of art on wheels. That’s precisely what Bryant A. Mann, the son of White Pine Paving’s founder and owner, Bryant D. Mann, did with the 2000 Kenworth W900L Daycab project rig. This remarkable transformation was recently showcased at the May Large Cars & Guitars truck show, leaving onlookers in awe of the sheer dedication and craftsmanship that went into it.

From Coal Hauler to Showstopper

Before White Pine Paving acquired it, the 2000 Kenworth W900L had seen its fair share of action. It was a daily fixture between Cumberland and Baltimore, Maryland, for years, hauling coal and enduring the harsh conditions of the job. But when the Manns got their hands on it, they saw its potential for something exceptional.

The transformation of this rugged workhorse into a showstopper began with the mechanical heart of the rig – its Caterpillar engine, coupled with an 18-speed transmission and 3:73 rear ends. The power and performance were crucial to the project’s success, ensuring that this truck could turn heads and handle daily use demands.

Immaculate Interior

One of the standout features of this project is the immaculately manicured interior. Every detail inside the cab has been meticulously designed and executed. From the luxurious seats to the state-of-the-art dashboard, it’s a testament to the level of commitment the Manns had for this project.

Artistry on Wheels

A striking aspect of the 2000 Kenworth W900L is the prominent airbrush work adorning its exterior. The artist responsible for this stunning artwork is local to the Manns’ home base in Hampstead, Maryland. The airbrushed designs add a unique touch of personality to the truck, making it a true work of art on wheels.

Customization Galore

What truly sets this truck apart are the numerous custom touches that make it unique. Most of these special highlighted items were fabricated in the White Pine shop, with some outside help. Every detail has been carefully thought out and executed, from the cutouts in the grille and breathers to the custom-fabbed under-door panels.

The cutouts in the grille and breathers feature pieces of construction machinery, paying homage to the work White Pine Paving does daily. Whether for private clients or public projects, such as those for the state of Maryland, the Manns are at the forefront of paving innovation. These cutouts, complete with backlighting, are a testament to their dedication to their craft and passion for their work.

A Labor of Love

The 2000 Kenworth W900L Daycab project rig is not just a truck but a labor of love spanning a decade. It represents the dedication, skill, and artistry of the Manns and their team. It’s a testament to what can be achieved when a rough-and-tumble coal hauler is transformed into a work of art on wheels.

The story of White Pine Paving’s 2000 Kenworth W900L is remarkable. It’s a story of transformation, craftsmanship, and a deep love for the world of trucking. This project rig is more than just a vehicle; it symbolizes what can be achieved when passion meets skill and dedication. It’s a showstopper in every sense of the word and a testament to the Manns’ commitment to their craft.

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