The secret life of the Jennings Monster Truck
26 Sep 2018
The Jennings Monster Truck is a familiar sight for visitors to Jennings Ford. When not attending a range of shows around the region the five-tonne beast can be found at the Jennings site in Middlesbrough. Known by the Jennings team as ‘Big Jen’ it is much loved and part of the team.
With an enormous 5.4l Ford Lincoln V8 engine under the Transit body, it is deafening when the beast if fired up. A specialist four-wheel drive chassis with independent front and rear steering it is able to manoeuvre into snug spaces.
Even with the extensive range of tyres in group stock, Jennings has to source specialist tyres from an earth moving equipment company for ‘Big Jen. Requiring 66/43.00×25 tyres, you can get an idea of just how big the beast is.
Saturday nights in the 1990’s often included watching ‘You Bet’ on ITV. Hosted by Matthew Kelly, ’Big Jen’ featured on a task to change all four ‘monster’ tyres in an allotted time.
Moving the Jennings Monster Truck
Throughout the summer ‘Big Jen’ can be found at truck shows throughout the northeast. Getting her ready is no mean feat with specialist transport required. When ‘Big Jen’ is on the move it certainly turns heads and stops traffic.
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