The HMS Rainmaker has weighed anchor and is off an yet another voyage.
This time it's once again heading south of the Mason-Dixon line for some very important cargo.
Namely, the 1886 Forklift that Ben had refurbished for me
Details of that can be found here:
The will be stops at two ports, one of which has already happened, to on load cargo.
To bring everything up to date I'll have to start from Tuesday.
Once arrangements were made for cutting the grass (which is a tale in it's own right), I got everything ready to head out, which included loading up a Bolens tube frame tiller and front blade that I'm selling onto the trailer, and ready for it to travel. By that time it was a bit late to be heading out so, we started by taking Rainmaker down to a local state park for an overnight stay to make sure the freshwater tank was topped off, and to dump the black and grey water waste tanks.
As it has become expected in any of my tractor getting voyages, less than 5 minutes after heading out, it started raining. I mean it RAINED, not buckets full, but BARRELS FULL!
If the amount of rain is directly proportional to the quality of the cargo I'll be picking up, that Forklift is gonna be awesome
Leaving the next morning with supplies replenished, we made a stop at the local BMV so Mrs. Buzz could renew here drivers license, and then back to home port to hook up the trailer.
We then set sail for the Port of Sewickley, PA.
Stopping there, we took on a bit of cargo which consisted of a Wagner Little Giant, and attachments for same.
That is destined to be delivered to Ben. I'll not post pictures of it. I will let him do the honors. I'm expecting that he will refurb it like he did the Forklift, and also do a nice thread on that.
As always when we venture into "The land of the Penns", navigating was 'interesting'. Lots of hills and narrow roads, which made keeping the Rainmaker off the rocks and shoals a bit of a chore.
It was a nice stop and Mike Dugan (Case442) was a great guy to talk to again. We had met at the WPTGA Plow day last fall. Not only did he do most of the work in on loading the cargo, he had not one, but TWO of the WPGTA Calendars for me. A 2014 an the 2015 one.
After loading up, we set off (avoiding "The Hill of Death") for the Port of Hammersville, OH where we will be picking up a Gannon Earthcavator, which is destined to be delivered to littledeere, who lives fairly close to Ben.
At this writing, we are in, you guessed it, a WalMart parking lot in Cambridge, Oh.
More to come later