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    Do you know any local Steel Soldiers brethren that has the equipment and the willingness help you move the bridge truck?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ODFever View Post
    Do you know any local Steel Soldiers brethren that has the equipment and the willingness help you move the bridge truck?
    Nothing that would be ideal, the big trucks are few and far between around here. I think the only somewhat local member that actually drives a truck that would handle it doesn't have a long enough trailer. The trucking isn't too bad, the tow company that said they could do it would be using a 75 ton rotator and that's what hurts. It comes out to $150 a mile to move the pair if we can get it done in 6 hours.
    I wish there was a local boat place with a hydraulic trailer that could handle it, going rate is $10 a mile. Or $10 per foot of boat.
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    Gues Iam not buying a boat, Would an M 931 and your red trailer move it ?

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    The red trailer would carry it if it was in better shape. All the tires are old and cracked and I know nothing else about it so I don't want to tow it home with any weight on it. I guess the owner had the red stepdeck for the purpose of putting the boat on it, he had another one that's modified to haul his other landing craft.
    Looks like some other options are well within my budget for getting this done, I'll keep this thread updated with the progress.
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    Looks like the trucking company I've had move the last few deuces is willing to give this a shot. Sounds like it's happening on the 5th, we'll have a crane service load and then unload the boat then we'll make another trip up to get the bridge truck.
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    We pulled the bridge truck around so it can be winched onto the trailer and we've got the ramp up on the boat so that should be all set to go.
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    Thats Awesome! The bridge truck makes the deuce look like an M37!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdainsd View Post
    Thats Awesome! The bridge truck makes the deuce look like an M37!
    Yep the bridge truck is a beast compared to a 2.5ton, I think it's almost 20,000lbs heavier than an m35. Definitely a cool rig.
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    Well... it's done. ADM Hauling did the trucking and Guerrina Crane did a great job lifting the boat, both were very reasonably priced too. Much cheaper than having a wrecker company move it all.
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    We used the pipe truck to winch the bridge truck on to the trailer, it's much easier to move wheeled vehicles (at least on land).
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    The only issue was the alternator belts failed on the pipe truck on the way home, but that was a pretty easy fix on the side of the road.
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    A few pics of the interior of the boat:
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    After going over the basics we've got the bridge truck running and driving in the yard. The throttle sticks a bit but it didn't take much to get it going after sitting for at least 5 years. The tank was drained so we're running it off a 5 gallon can on the running board.
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