That is hilarious. Aside from just the glee of watching an overgrown child
at play, I think much of the delight comes from the stark contrast to the
academian blundering in the past explaining how Stonehenge was raised.
Moving the barn 300 ft is as good a trick as his stone blocks.
Some people have an extraordinary talent for moving heavy objects around.
My wife's ex was a machinist. He was involved in setting up a number of big
machine shops. They had extra large machine tools, weighing far more than
can be easily moved. They always called in this guy who specialized in
delivery and installation of these heavy tools.
He weighed about 140 lbs soaking wet. He just had a unique ability to use
levers and pipes to unload these things off a truck and get them to their
designated location. And he never accepted help. He did it all alone. When
he installed these big machines, everyone stopped working and observed. It
was a show. There was often applause when he was done. Talk about a guy who
found his niche in life.
Yep ... I posted about this phenomenon once before:
"A few years ago I had a piano picked up after a flood by a restorer and his
smallish 16 year old daughter (a sad story in itself as I found out later,
as her mother had died when she was three and it had been her dad and her
against the world ever since).
In any event, these two moved that piano down four steps, out to the curb
and loaded it into the back of a pickup with a camper on it, by themselves,
without breaking a sweat, and in less time than it takes to tell ... it was
one of the most magnificent displays of choreographed physics I've ever
witnessed. Archimedes would have been proud."
I still think of those two every time I go to move shop tools around ...
most recently when moving all the big iron from flooded shop, to storage,
and back to temporary shop again.
My solution to the age old problem:
Leon, and a Tommy Lift tail gate! :)
I have a short (like 30 seconds) video clip of a guy loading a Bob Cat
onto a flat bed truck without a ramp, just using the scoop and
ingenuity. It takes two guys, one on the Bob Cat and one in the
Anyone who wants a copy can send me an email at
kimosabe126 at yahoodot com and I'll email it back as an email
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