|Much emptier after the first dropoff|
|Doug Martin assisting with the unloading on Tuesday|
There is also a mountain of software on cards and many disk cartridges to unload. These will eventually be copied and archived for the benefit of all 1130 aficionados.
|Trays of blank cards|
The truck had only a 27" wide ramp, although the Budget web site listed it at 34". This is still wide enough for the rollers on the equipment, although at 700-800 pounds per unit it would be folly to try to ease them down by hand. We clamped a winch to the truck, with pulleys routing the steel cable in line with the ramp. Using this, we could tie a nylon strap around a box, clip on the winch cable, then slowly unwind the winch to allow the equipment to slowly move down the ramp to the ground.
|Winching the 1131 down the narrow ramp|
|Steel cable winch clamped to truck, hooked through pullet to yellow nylon strap on equipment|
|Alan steering the 1131 to the ramp for lowering to the ground|
Further details of the packing work in Kansas and road trip to the west coast will be forthcoming. Meanwhile, Will Donzelli summarized his trip back east with his portion of the equipment - rain, rain, rain, rain, rain.