Monday, May 9, 2016

Peterbilt


Lukas T.A Peterman
Mrs. Troster 
5/5/16

T.A Peterman was a truck driver for a logging company in the west coast. T.A stands for Theodor Alfred Peterman. T.A peterman invited the Peterbilt semi. He made it in 1939. These semis are the best trucks on the road today.
How T.A got his idea for the trucks he was going to build.he was a truck driver. They needed a new way of transporting logs down the highway instead of floating them down the river because this took a lot of time and that would loose logs worth a lot of money. So T.A improved their trucks to take a lot more weight and abuse so they now they could transport logs down the highway a lot faster and easer.  
In 1914 During the war their was a big need for supplies. The railroads were overloaded so there was a need for high comity trucks. The trucks needed to be tough, and be able to get the supplies to the troops. That means they would have to be able to go over a rough terrane.
After world war 1 there was A lot better high ways. That means that semis were a lot more semis on the road. Thats when they started putting in diesel motors in trucks. the first diesel motor in trucks was the Cummins motor. The reason for have a diesel  is that they can pull harder and last longer than a gas during motor.
In 1930’s There was still a continued growth for trucks. Though It was hard for the bigger companies because that was right during the depression. A lot of company fell into bankruptcy and went out of business. One of these was Fageol Motors Company of Oakland California. this company had produced the top of the line trucks for 17 years. they also produced cars and buses. They had to sell out in 1939.
Fageol sold Out to T.A . Peterman. Before T.A bought Fageol he was Rebuilding surplus army trucks and modifying Logging rigs to make them better for his business, because he was a logger and truck driver. In 19 39 the logging business had grown bigger than his own company, so then he wasn't able to make enough money. Thats when he decided to buy Fageol Motor co. So he could start another business building customer chain drive logging rigs. 
  T.A wanted to make 100 trucks a year. His Idea was quality over quantity. Peterman sent out his engineer to other truck driver to find out what they wanted before he went to the drawing board. This is the main reason that his truck are so good. Peterman first trucks looked just like the Fagoel models. He had two models when he first started producing trucks they were the 282 and the 352.  

On November 16, 1944 T.A peterman died of cancer. He was not very old when he died. He was only 51 years old. He died in Tacoma, Washington. If He had not invented his trucks the trucking industry would be a lot different than it is today. T.A rely influenced the 20th century.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

descriptive writing

 Lukas 
Descriptive writing 
1/20/16


                      Go kart track

Last summer me and my brother logan got some go karts for free. We got them from my uncle Pat Dougherty. First there was an auction  with a homemade go kart that we wanted to buy, but we couldn't because we wear in hastings for my sisters state softball. Then my dad called my uncle to ask him he would bid on the go kart for us and he said “ well why don’t you just my old ones”. That is  how we got the go karts.
When we got the go karts home we had to get them running. After that we wear racing through the yard ,and my dad did not like that very much because we wear tearing up the grass. Then we decided to build a track for the karts. It is around the meadow. My dad did not rely like it their ether, but he said it was better than the yard so it stayed.
The track has a fence completely around it. Also the track is made of of dirt. We got that way by mowing a path and driving around it hundreds of times to tear up the grass. It is still pretty rough to drive on. Also because the karts have no suspension. Their is also a ramp in the middle of the track.
We race a lot on the track. The race is usually three laps long. That is about a half mile race.  The top speed of the go karts is about 45 to 50 MPH.In the races we do not go off the ramps. 

Logan and I have rect the cart in to fences a lot from passing on the out side of the track. Also we have rolled them going around the corners to fast. The track is rely fun to drive on and race on. I think are go karts are the best.

Thursday, September 3, 2015


THE POND 
By Lukas 

 The fishing pound5
when you get there you can see the clear water

You will here the mosquito buzzing
the bird chirping 
frogs crocking
fish splashing 

you can smell the fresh air
the bug spray

You can taste  the pond water
when you real in a giant fish

as you walk home 
you are dripping wet

carrying your giant fish

Friday, August 21, 2015

           My hopes and dreams are to go to college and get a good job. In my free time I like to play sports like base ball and cross country. My favorite  classes are social studies and science I like them because  they are fun. My attitudes toward writing are good. I like to write fiction I like to because it is fun to write made up stories.
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Friday, May 8, 2015

choose your own adventure

My story is called where's Steve?  It is about a boy that is 11 years old and lost his parents because He ran away. But now he misses them and wants them back. You can choose your what you do in this story. In the end you no matter what you picked you died. I liked this project because it was fun to put in the buttons and make different paths for you to take.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
You can do a lot of stuff in Oklahoma City. There are a lot of places to go in Oklahoma city. Did you now that the first parking meter was put in there on July 13, 1935?
The people in Oklahoma City. 97% of the people in Oklahoma City are American. The population there is 579,999 thousand  people.
The places to go in Oklahoma City. There are a lot of places to go in the city. Here are some. Oklahoma City zoo, rail way museum, shooting sports, pole position race way, frontier city theme park. That is only some of them. There is plenty to do in Oklahoma City. 
The Oklahoma City bombing happened on April 9, 1995 a truck full of of explosives exploded in front of the  9 story high Alfred P. Murray federal building.  It killed 168 people and injured 680 people.
Now you know more about the city. Also you can take a trip there and know about some stuff to do there!




Bibliography
America the Beautiful Oklahoma, Ann Heinrichs, 1989
Kelljey, Ed. “Oklahoma City.” World Book Student. World Book, 2015. Web. 17 Mar. 2015

Web Site Trip Adviser, 2015

Friday, February 20, 2015

college

When I was eight years old I decided that agriculture was what I wanted to do in  the future. I still have that dream. working on the farm is something that I like to do. However, I know  that it takes hard work and knowledge.

Someday I would  like to go to collage for agriculture. I want to do this so I can raise cattle and hogs. So if they get hurt I can help it and not the vet. Also I want to get a CDL. Then I can haul feed and corn for my animals.

In college I will learn specific skills to help me manage a farm. I hope to learn how to take good care of animals. Then I can give them shots and take care of them when the are sick.

When I am grown up I want my parents to look at me and think I am successful as a rancher. I think collage will help me accomplish this goal.


By Lukas