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Old 11-15-2007, 10:57 PM   #43 (permalink)
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03-15-2006, 06:16 Pm

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might be able to sell some of the extra knick knacks off that thing
knick knacks, yeah. there are 2 huge hydraulic pistons in the front. it's a dual stage boom that probably extends up about 15-18 feet. plus the pumps and the valves and the couplings. they might be worth something to someone hydraulically inclined. other than that, it's just a LOT of steel.

we hooked up 3 deep cycle batts in series using jumper cables and fired it up. turned it around and moved it closer to the edge of the driveway to make it easier to get a car in/out of the garage.

that might have been a mistake! you can see the bricks move under the wheels, sinking in, especially near the edge. but, at least a brick driveway can be fixed afterwards. this thing would ruin an asphalt driveway.
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