Mickey Goes to the ‘Dawgs’
Season 5 of the popular reality TV show “Salvage Dawgs” premiers on the DIY network Sunday, February 28 with new episodes at 9:00 and 9:30pm EST. On the program, the “Dawgs” use a Mickey body on an Isuzu chassis to move architectural elements from homes and historical properties.
Last year Mickey’s Recon Team in Thomasville, NC retrofitted the Dawgs’ Show Hauler (a Freightliner RV/garage combo) with a Maxon BMR Rail hydraulic liftgate to help safely load valuable assets onto the truck. The retrofitted Show Hauler will be featured in a couple of recently-filmed Season 6 episodes which will air later this year. Exact dates will be announced in the Fall. In addition to the Show Hauler with lift gate, the season 6 episodes will feature the team’s new Mickey van body on a new Hino chassis.
“The lift gate from Mickey Truck Bodies was an incredible addition to our site vehicle,” says Mike Whiteside, Black Dog Co-Owner/Co-Founder and one of the TV show’s on-air personalities. “It allows us to move product up and down safely, while maximizing our crew’s productivity. It was a pleasure working with Mickey. We will use Mickey for all of our custom truck body and lift gate needs.” (Click HERE to view the video of Mike’s visit to the Mickey Recon facility.)
The Salvage Dawgs TV show is a fast-paced and fun treasure hunt with the mission to “reclaim, renew and redefine architectural salvage for a sustainable future.”
“We sincerely appreciate our partnership with Mickey and look forward to promoting the Mickey brand,” says Christa Stephens, Branding & Promotions Director for Roanoke, VA-based Black Dog Salvage.