Moose makes trek home.
This morning I was tired and tempted to sleep in but I knew my clients would be anxiously waiting for the delivery of their moose. My alarm rang at 6:30 and I was out at the shop before my customer arrived. I fetched the forklift and we pulled the moose out from under the cover of the porch, then hooked up the chain to lift him on the trailer. Slow and easy was the order of the day.
We decided not to use the fork extensions and so loaded the moose on the back of the trailer making the load rather unbalanced. Since we were only moving the moose about 400 feet up the road (800 feet in total) it was no big deal. We decided to put the forks on the bobcat and use it to keep the back end of the trailer a little more level. The Yarrow Days parade would start a few hours early this year. :) Len was waiting with his huge excavator onsite to unload the precious cargo.
It was huge smiles all around as we pulled up with the ungainly load.
We hooked the chain to the bucket and in a few moments the moose was airborn one last time. Our moose was almost home.
I then unhooked the chain, turned out the eyebolt and twisted in the topper cherry.
It had taken well under an hour to load, transport, unload and install the moose sign. My clients quickly raked out the gravel and tidied up the yard. The parade (and crowds) would arrive very soon. We had made another tight deadline with just the right amount of time to spare.