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Old 02-17-2017, 03:42:01 PM
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JohnnyC, Go ahead and buy it and tell the seller that a friend is picking it up for you and then let squid trap pick it up for (you or him?). Then squid trap can use his own judgment whether he wants it after he see's it. My $.02 worth.
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Old 02-17-2017, 05:49:01 PM
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All valid points. Dealing w/2 people. the son is the e-mail responder, and father is the phone #.
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Old 02-17-2017, 06:27:41 PM
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Sqidtrap, if the seller is not calling and emailing you and you want to get the JB this weekend, let me know. I will email the seller back with a time that is good for you and hopefully the seller agrees and I get his address for you. If the seller accepts, just go out there pretending you are me and check it out and use your gut feeling as well as doing a high level check out. I doubt the seller is going to take the time and allow you to hook up gas and a battery. For $250 you can't go wrong. The worst that can happen is you walk away.

What worries me is the seller asks the buyer to bring "a few people". A JB weighs about a little more than 400 lbs. I wonder how far you and three friends have to carry it and what may block a clear path to your vehicle.

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Old 02-17-2017, 06:38:56 PM
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A JB weighs about 450#.
Even 6 people would be 75# each and then you know someone would slip and down it does.
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Old 02-17-2017, 06:48:54 PM
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A few people to help unload the cherry picker.
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Old 02-17-2017, 08:01:04 PM
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JohnnyC- i drove past his area today, and tomorrow (concert in Phily) thats why i wanted to contact him to no avail, will let it simmer for a few and LYK. Thanks.

Also- only phone conversation with father he told me he could load and would take pic of control box no problem????

And best option would be cherry picker, hard to find 3 other people to go for ride to drop a nut.
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Old 02-17-2017, 08:06:52 PM
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I probably buy more gens than a lot of people ( except Joe) and have run across this issue a fair bit. People have no clue how to respond to buyers, they leave them hanging for days and weeks. I had one girl who wouldn't go outside and take a picture of the Kubota gen she was selling so I could at least make an offer, that sale didn't go thru!! But if the deal is good enough I will take a chance and drive out to see it , that is how I ended up with a DKD which didn't need much and a few others that were good deals. At $250 I would drive 1 1/2hrs for a JB , I am quite sure I could get at least that much back in parts. I am retired so it is not such a big deal for me but other people may not be able to afford the time. Cheers Dan

I always bring my cherry picker now , had to load a MDJF onto my utility trailer by myself with nothing other than a $15 comealong and a couple boards and plywood, very dicy and took an hour and a half
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Old 02-17-2017, 08:19:06 PM
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JohnnyC- i drove past his area today, and tomorrow (concert in Phily) thats why i wanted to contact him to no avail, will let it simmer for a few and LYK. Thanks.

Also- only phone conversation with father he told me he could load and would take pic of control box no problem????

And best option would be cherry picker, hard to find 3 other people to go for ride to drop a nut.
I'm sure it ain't going no where anytime soon. Just remember, the guy that answered my email did not turn down the $250 offer, but had to "ask". If the JB is not sold in a few weeks he may beg for you to take it at $250. If not sold in a month, I'd low-low-low-low ball him at $150 and maybe meet at $200-$225. This is how I play my game.

I think you know that I walked away with my JB at $850.... The seller wanted $1300 buy it now on Ebay. I made an offer and he countered. We met in the middle at $1150 and he ended the sale on Ebay. When I arrived, he did not have the demand regulator that he said he had. He actually mistaken a standard BBQ tank regulator instead. When I tried to start it, the JB had NO spark. Everything else seemed to check out and I was almost certain I knew why there was no spark, but did not tell it to the seller. I kept my poker face. I made a final offer of $850 based on no demand regulator and a non-working JB. HE accepted and I hauled it away to my house. A quick cleaning of the points after a kick basic test and it ran like a champ. Some may say $850 for a JB is too high, but for a 216 hour plant and being it was exceptional clean, I believe it was worth it. I hope the JB you are looking at turns out in your favor. Anythign that I can do to help, please let me know.

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Old 02-17-2017, 08:37:57 PM
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What's this "cherry picker" that you guys are speaking of? What I call a cherry picker is a mobile crane, but nothing that someone can just haul down the road very easily.
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Search "engine hoist" or "shop crane" Cheers Dan
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Pictures are worth a thousand words.

http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...0934_200640934

I am sure there are others out there but this is like the one I use. It can be folded up into a small foot print or completely broken down.
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Old 02-17-2017, 09:40:29 PM
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Yep, that looks identical to mine too. Except mine is ORANGE Probably made in the same factory in China.
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Old 02-17-2017, 10:29:38 PM
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It is identical to mine too, but my engine hoist is about 25 years old and made in the USA. Those thieven copy-cat Chinese companies copied off of my engine hoist. Let's see if those Chinese hoists are rolling and lifting 25 years from now.

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Thanks guys. I know an engine hoist, but I've never in my life heard an engine hoist called a cherry picker.
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Old 02-17-2017, 11:07:45 PM
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To be honest, I thought a cherry picker was a bucket truck like the vans that the cable guys use. However, I seen people use it referring to and engine hoist too.

Does anyone know what a Honey Dipper is? (no cheating by doing a Google)

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Old 02-17-2017, 11:15:34 PM
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Yeah, that's we always called them around here. Cherry pickers. Those are the light duty ones. These bigger ones as pictured I've always heard called Shop Cranes.

That's interesting Johnny. My China one is pushing on 25 years old. My only real complaint (besides being orange lol) is the casters. They SUCK. I WISH mine had been a good ole USA one. But I've lifted a ~2700 lb Cummins NH a few times with it, and while an absolute PITA to move, at least it didn't break it lol.

Ha! We're typing at the same time. Would that be the same thing as a Honey Wagon?
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Yeah, that's we always called them around here. Cherry pickers. Those are the light duty ones. These bigger ones as pictured I've always heard called Shop Cranes.

That's interesting Johnny. My China one is pushing on 25 years old. My only real complaint (besides being orange lol) is the casters. They SUCK. I WISH mine had been a good ole USA one. But I've lifted a ~2700 lb Cummins NH a few times with it, and while an absolute PITA to move, at least it didn't break it lol.

Ha! We're typing at the same time. Would that be the same thing as a Honey Wagon?
The casters on mine are rolling good. Years ago I modified my hoist to pull car frames, like a dozer frame puller. I put tons of stress on mine. If I can find old pictures of my hoist in action while pulling frames and unibody cars, I will post it tomorrow. I think I got some pictures in my storage area in my workshop.

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I think I need a Honey Dipper to come clean out my tank, as in septic?
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I think I need a Honey Dipper to come clean out my tank, as in septic?
BINGO! You will the prize, but I have none to give.

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Honey Dipper is the guy who empties the honey buckets. Only its not a 5 gallon pail with a swimming pool noodle like at a Jimmy Buffer show but something close.

Porta-potties here are called that.

I actually had my septic tank pumped yesterday. I called the rig the guy drove "the honey truck".
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