Down in Arkansas, there’s a very special place called Diego Ranch. Owned and managed by Michael Jackson, Diego Ranch Inc. is a nonprofit, 501(c) that provides equine assisted services to children and adults with mental, emotional, and physical disabilities. The team at Diego Ranch also serves local schools, churches, retirement homes, and everything in between, offering riding lessons and instruction for proper safety around horses.
In order to make all of this happen, Michael has to be able to get his equine therapists to his clients in need. The ranch has three trailers – a 23-foot long, bumper-pull, three horse trailer; a 28-foot long, bumper-pull, flatbed cargo trailer; and a 28-foot long, gooseneck flatbed trailer. When you’re towing and hauling stuff that big, and assets as priceless as their equine therapists, you want to feel safe and secure when on the road.
In 2019, Michael added a set of our LoadLifter 7500XL air springs and the WirelessOne on-board air compressor system to his 2017 Ford F-250 in an effort to get the vehicle level and driving comfortably. The system was installed quickly and professionally by DNW Truck Accessories in Jonesboro, Arkansas (along with a new set of tires), and Michael was back on the road in only a few hours.
“Not only is it safer for us, but oncoming traffic doesn’t flash bright lights at us anymore. We feel more confident in less wear and tear on the tires and suspension of the truck and trailers. So far, it looks like our fuel mileage has increased, which is a huge savings as well.”
At Air Lift, we are honored to play a small role in helping Diego Ranch to create better lives and create true and lasting change within their community. Special thanks to Michael Jackson, the team at Diego Ranch, and all of the clients for sharing their #lifeonair with us!