Kris Folland, Pat Sullivan and Craig Bangasser are ready for their close-ups. The Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council (MSR&PC) directors (Bangasser’s term ended in 2017) are set to appear in the second of a pair of two upcoming episodes of Discovery’s “Diesel Brothers” show.
The episodes chronicling the build of “Indomitus” will air at 9 p.m. CDT on consecutive Mondays — Aug. 13 and Aug. 20.
“’It’s been a long time coming, and I’m very excited to relive the experience of meeting the DieselSellerz and watching this truck get built,” Bangasser says. “I had a blast meeting the guys, and the truck is an incredible body of work.”
Last year, the Council partnered with the DieselSellerz to build a customized truck that runs on biodiesel. The three directors met the four “DieselSellerz” last summer at the group’s headquarters in Utah. Filming continued in August 2017 during the DieselSellerz’ visit to southern Minnesota during Farmfest. Folland, Sullivan and Bangasser completed their portion of filming last winter during Commodity Classic in California.
“We’ve been anticipating this day for awhile now, and I think we’re excited to see the ins and out of how this truck was built,” Folland says. “It’s an incredible piece of machinery, and to relive how it all came together will be very gratifying.”
The truck the DieselSellerz built for MSR&PC was officially unveiled to the public in spring 2018, and has toured the state this summer promoting biodiesel. In May 2018, Minnesota moved to a B20 (20 percent biodiesel) blend in the summer months.
“Biodiesel creates jobs right here in Minnesota, increases demand for soybean oil, while adding 63 cents to every bushel of soybeans,” Sullivan says. “This whole campaign with the DieselSellerz was intended to promote biodiesel, so to get two episodes on prime time is a huge bang for our buck. It’s priceless advertising for Minnesota Soybean, our farmers and the biodiesel industry.”