Last night winter arrived,, 6" of snow, 5*, and 20+mph winds.. naturally,, it was the day scheduled to move the 'new' used Gorton Mill to my buddy's shop.
So I got up early,, actually LOKI got me up earlier than the alarm,, and myself and two others took two trucks, and a trailer, a skid steer with forks, and chains, snow shovels, etc..
We used chains and the winch on my truck to drag the mill out onto the parking lot, then figured how to position the skid steer's forks, and chained the mill to the skid steer, then drove the whole deal up onto the overloaded trailer, strapped and chained it all down.. tarped the mill, the snow on the roads was by then salted and we didn't want to give the mill a salt bath..
The tow vehcle and trailer has some serious maintenance issues, so I'm very glad we got the mill to it's new shop.. without ending up in a ditch or running into anyone.. the roads were a mix of 1" ice, 5+" snow, or 2-3" of salt slush.. that wide trailer was throwing an impressive roostertail of slush onto the opposite lane. I stayed back with my flashers on.
The mill is getting thawed and cleaned, the new phase coverter will show next week, and soon I'll be playing on my new mill. I've got a lot to learn, but looking forward to it.
LOKI , the new 'pup' is doing well, he's going to work out well.
OK, since I didn't sleep much or very well last night, I feel a nap coming on..
Thanks for the coffee Freddy..