A restored 1985 Dodge Ram D350 parked outside the Ram showroom in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Cummins Shop Truck
This restored 1985 Dodge Ram D350 was used as a shop truck by Cummins for 20 years. When the decision was made to restore the pickup, the truck had not been started in more than five years. With a new battery, the pickup started immediately.
The ol' Prospector... remember when?
Range of Travel
On display: The extensive range of travel in the Power Wagon suspension.
My farmer, left, visits with Ram’s Heavy Duty Chief Engineer Rod Romain about the dust accumulation in the vent filters and def filters. Romain assured my West Texas farmer that is not an issue with their pickups.
Heavy Duty 2500
The Heavy Duty 2500 my farmer drove down Las Vegas Boulevard, past the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area down into the Eldorado Canyon at the Techatticup Mine.
A shot of the Techatticup Mine before descending into the Eldorado Canyon.
Take Your Pick
The line of Power Wagon's we got to choose from to test drive throughout the Techatticup Mine.
My Power Wagon
A 2019 Power Wagon with Red Raider flare! I had the opportunity to off-road with this pickup -- a first for me! "Trust the technology," I was told, as I was instructed to take my foot off the gas and break as we descended down a rocky path.
Beautiful vegetation in the Eldorado Canyon.
2019 Power Wagon off-roading in the desert of Nevada.
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area
Our view quickly transitioned from the Las Vegas Strip to the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.
Spacious Backseat & Storage
The Heavy Duty 3500 is spacious enough to fit an air mattress once the seats are flat. The back also includes several storage compartments.
Ready to Roll
We were invited to test drive any of the many new Rams parked throughout the Techatticup Mine.
Then & Now
An antique pickup in the foreground and a 2019 Ram 3500 in the background. Pickups have come a long way!
Making a haul
A 2019 Ram 3500 hooked up to a livestock trailor against the backdrop of the Techatticup Mine. Contrast it with "Tow Mater" in the background.
Pickups & Pumpkins
One of the many antique trucks on display Techatticup Mine.
My farmer Preston Huguley and myself next to the Heavy Duty 3500 I test drove back to Vegas. The temerpature was in the 30's and the canyon received about six inches of snow that evening -- a rare sight in the deserts of Nevada.