Mini Kenworth – Small Truck, Big Dreams

A miniature Kenworth W900L was built for a good cause -raising money to help kids with cancer. Jacques Auger, president and founding owner of Transport Jacques Auger had an employee who lost his son to leukemia. Auger wanted to show his support for the employee and he also wanted to build a mini-truck for a local parade in Laurier Station, Quebec.

By combining these two dreams he succeeded, with the help of friends and sponsors, in creating a one-of-a-kind, 29-foot fully functional replica of a Kenworth W900L tanker which has since allowed him to raise more than $260,000 for the Leucan Fondation.

His longtime friend Donald Gingras was the real architect that stands behind this interesting project, assisting several subcontractors. What began as a project in Auger’s home truck garage was completed for a total cost $130,000 and 2,600 man hours. This Mini Kenworth W900L tanker is apporximately 1:2.2 scale.

Jaques-Auger-Mini-Kenworth tanker
The engine is a Cummins diesel three-cylinder A 1700 37 HP 1.7L, normally used for generators , with an added turbo. The scale truck has a 5-speed Ford Ranger transmission and Suzuki Jeep differentials.

Today, the Mini Kenworth tours various Quebec festivals. It moves on its gleaming 40-foot trailer, towed by a Kenworth W900L big brother… and can be used for distributing various beverages. It may even be available for your event. Both youngsters and adults get a real kick out of it.

You can see this amazing mini truck in the video below!

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