Cashman Technicians Assemble 8 Cat 777G Haul Trucks
RENO, NV A long-time customer of Cashman Equipment is one of the primary contractors on the Boulder City Bypass project - a three-year endeavor that will ultimately connect Las Vegas, Nevada, and Phoenix, Arizona, with an interstate highway. Selecting Cashman Equipment as their equipment provider for the project in April, Cashman employees immediately began working with Cat to ensure the machines would be ready to work ASAP.
Caterpillar delivered the machines to Cashman's Henderson location in pieces - about 32 truckloads for just four of the eight Cat 777G Haul Trucks Cashman technicians would be assembling. Six 777 expert field technicians from northern Nevada left their families to come work in scorching Las Vegas. Set up in the yard area behind Cashman's Henderson Rental building, field technicians Robert Kramer, Chantz Little, Aaron Simpson, Jonah Salvino, John Ragusa, and Kevin Ball began assembling the Cat 777G Haul Trucks.
Cashman's yard was littered with Cat 777G frames with the engines, cabs, front struts and wheels, rear axles and transmission assemblies and huge truck beds just waiting to be turned into productive hauling monsters for our customer. Four short days later, three of the 777s were just missing the beds. A week after that, there were four fully assembled trucks, ready for transport. Cashman's resilient technicians dealt with wind, rain and 140-degree asphalt under foot to get the job done.
"It took a righteous amount of teamwork to make this happen," said Shon Parks, Cashman Equipment Henderson Main Shop Supervisor. "Everyone really showed the Cashman Core Values with their work and commitment."