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My Fairbanks-Morse ZC 208 home today


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Old 10-21-2014, 08:44:18 PM
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October 20th, 2014 was a big day for me. We spent about 2 hours getting my FM ZC208 loaded on a car carrier trailer and then loaded up Mike Worthington's Witte 98RC on the same trailer. The ole Suburban chugged up the hill like it was nothing.
She's home now and inside with a cement floor under her.
I took a bunch of photos and downloaded them to this computer, so if this 68 year old brain can figure out how to post a few, then you will see her too!
Sorry folks, but what the hell is a URL?
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Wonderpilot, Did you ever get a correct weight for your ZC 208? seems that opinions differed on your other post. URL is the web address. Don't feel bad, I don't understand much of this computer junk either!
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After loading it, we ran it across Co-op scales and it's pretty close to 1250lbs.
Its one heavy sucker and I can't just push it around.
I want to get some 4x6s under it and bolted down. I have some new wheels from Harbor Freight that are strong enough, just still trying to figure out best way to do this. Can also use the 4x6s as a skid and pull it with my tractor. The steel wheels are 8" and once they hit soft ground, I have a permanent land mark.
I'm waiting until I get the 4x6s (tomorrow??) to even attempt to start it, for fear of it boucing off the stubs it's sitting on.
But, God, am I tempted anyway!!
She has really good compression.
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Just wondering, what's a 208 worth these days?
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They tell me that they are worth about $1100. to 1200. But I didn"t know enough to know that then and made a really low bid. Lucky to run across it and they now have it out of their garage.
Anyway, thanks for the help! Allen Wright is sending me a crank!!
Can't wait to get this started!
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Hi Rob, I mailed the crank today by Priority Mail via the United States Post Office.
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