When is loading and hauling your motor-cycle as much fun as riding it? One look at the multitasking Screamin’ Diesel project truck and the answer is obvious. With a push of a button in the cab, the ingeniously designed bed lowers all the way down to the ground for easy access.
Conceived and owned by Jeff Kelderman, vice president of Kelderman Manufacturing in Oskaloosa, Iowa, the Harley-Davidson edition 2004 Ford F-350 Super Duty was paired with a matching 2004 Harley Electra Glide Screamin’ Eagle for display at the last Specialty Equipment Market Association show in Las Vegas, where it turned heads and dropped jaws. “You can’t believe the looks we get when we lower the truck bed to roll in the bike,” laughs Kelderman. (Click image to enlarge)
The smoke-and-mirrors behind the vehicle is its four-link Kelderman Air Ride 15-inch adjustable air suspension system. The truck can be adjusted from 11 inches of lift (with no air) to 15 inches of compressed air for a normal driving height, to 20 inches of lift for full show height. Hydraulics drop the bed past the bumper to terra firma for effortless loading of bikes. (Click image to enlarge)
Screamin’ Diesel rides on 38-inch Nitto Mud Grapplers mounted on 20-inch Weld Evo Velocity wheels. S&H Chrome Plating of Nashville provided all of the suspension chrome work.
Inside, the truck is an audio/video-phile’s dream, with 14 7-inch Rosen monitors mounted throughout the cab. Kenwood provided the DVD player, navigation system, music keg and Sirius satellite radio, all powered by four Phoenix Gold Xenon amps. With perfect mids and highs, and sledgehammer bass, the Screamin’ Diesel sounds every bit as good as it looks.