Welcome to the Chicos-Trucks website and Pine Island Farm Trucks.
My name is Chico Aragi and Farming is my lively hood but trucks have become my passion. I guess my truck fascination started when I was a young boy. My father was a hay hauler and he would travel from Connecticut to Canada with enormous loads of hay. My memories of my father’s trucks stuck with me through the years. I lost my father back when I was only 27 years of age. I was just a young man with a family. I had started Pine Island Farm as a partner with my father when I was 16 years old. The farm was mine after his death and I made farming my life.
As the years have passed on, my memories of my father and how important his trucks were to him flourished a new found passion in me. I also enjoyed having trucks for the farm, and we had lots of them over the years. But finding the two trucks my dad had when I was a boy was what I desired to find. It took me many years to find the right truck bodies that were worthy of restoration. After much research and time, I finally found them. It was a lengthy and costly restoration project, but one I embraced. I found the truck of my dreams (although it didn’t look like it at the time).
I now proudly drive around town, to events and take part in truck shows across the country whenever possible. The loving memory of my father lives on through my trucks.
A plaque I have mounted on my restored 1953 F900 Ford truck that is just like my fathers.