Fast forward three months. He contacted me recently and said he was finally ready to move the equipment and was I available to unload it. We scheduled it for a weekend day so I didn't have to take time off work. Harold is retired and has all day and all week to mess around with stuff like this. This last Saturday was moving day. Liftoff time was supposed to be ten am. I started to get an inkling that something was not going according to plan when a call came saying there was a minor hiccup with the trailer. No problem, I have plenty of stuff to work on it the shop. Give me a call when your loaded and headed my way. I had un-tarped the forklift and fired it up in anticipation already.
I'm working away on the lathe when my phone rings. I didn't realize it until the call came that my neighbor was running pretty late at this point. On the phone he says, "If you had plans to do something later today then you should go ahead and do them." Why I asked? He proceeds to tell me that they dumped one of the machines he wanted to move in the parking lot as they were loading it. Opps. My morbid curiosity has kicked in now so I ask If they need any help. Note to self. Be careful what you volunteer for.
The crash site was only a couple of miles away so I jumped in the car and headed over making sure I had my camera with me.
Yam adventure. We were able to stand it back up without any rigging excitement. I headed back to the shop for some additional wood blocks and tie down chains with binders for the next challenge of securing the machine on the trailer.
The Towmotor had one final task in this adventure. We had to adjust the tongue on the trailer to get the ride height set correctly. This required an adjustment to the hitch height. Because of the single axel and size of the trailer we had to load the machine much too far forward on the trailer. The tongue weight must have been pretty good judging from the tail end of the pickup.
I'll give you two guesses what I said and the first guess doesn't count.
Thanks for looking.