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Dan Anderson

Dan Anderson

Dan Anderson is a part-time freelance writer and full-time heavy equipment mechanic with more than 20 years of experience working out of service trucks. He is based in Bouton, Iowa.

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Mechanic's Musings

Erecting cellphone towers requires special tools, special skills and a special service truck. Steve Beeler has found just the one — 2017 Kenworth 880 equipped with a 484-horsepower Cummins X-15 engine. Read more

Headliners

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Earl East of Arizona has several service trucks in his Elite Sales and Service fleet Read more

Headliners

Chris Leker’s rig is a one-of-a-kind, multi-purpose service truck that’s pure “work” under a gleaming exterior Read more

Spec My Truck

Randy Bostic's “dream truck” is based on a 2017 Peterbilt glider kit Read more

Spec My Truck

A real mechanic carries multiple band-aids in his pocket Read more

Mechanic's Musings

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In this column regular contributor Dan Anderson, helps us interpret the language spoken by mechanics. Read more

Mechanic's Musings

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Complex repairs are just simple repairs done in the proper sequence. Read more

Mechanic's Musings

Unconventional repairs and maintenance require a rugged service truck Read more

Spec My Truck

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Make Your Own Dry Ice Read more

Cool Tools