Monday, March 29, 2021

Time to Sell the Boom Lift - (updated: the online auction will be May 17, 2021)

 It's a 2006 Genie Z45/25 with ~4550 hours. I had the local Genie shop repair several things on it last spring - injectors, muffler, cam sensor - see the work order below. I haven't used it much, though it was invaluable when I did, so I think it's time to sell it to free up money and space for other equipment.

The money I've spent on repairs, as well as the potential loss from selling it, is probably about what I would have spent to rent one.  On the positive side, I've learned a bit about a different kind of equipment and gone a long way toward overcoming my fear of heights.


The above work order took about $1800 to clear up. Aside from the small leak in the timing cover gasket, things seem to be running as they should.

One of the few jobs involving the boom lift that I filmed was taking down the old farmhouse chimney.  You can see that, here.

Friday, March 5, 2021

Somebody Left the Tractor Door Open Before Pulling into the Shed

 Easy... easy... eeeeeasy....... BOOM! "What the hell was that!?!".

Still need to level out the ground in front of the new double doors.

 (Click on any picture to make it bigger.)

The only real damage done was to my ego - a new glass door for the tractor is on its way.