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Offline dccradio  
#1 Posted : Sunday, August 23, 2009 8:14:33 AM(UTC)
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Yesterday we were headed east on Highway 29 between 2 and 2:30 in the afternoon. At the truck stop in Edgar, WI we passed a racked carnival ride parked by the fuel pumps. Looked like the tractor was getting fuel.

From the road it looked like a load with a dog house, but I could be wrong. I wanted to turn around and get a closer look, but by the time I got to the next exit and went back I knew the ride would likely have been gone.

Anyone know what ride that was? I am just curious as the shows around here rarely travel on Saturday and it looked like a sharp piece. Thanks.
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Offline Brady  
#2 Posted : Sunday, August 23, 2009 11:58:26 AM(UTC)
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could have been something from playworld or mcdonagh from michigan. On Friday morning around 9 am i was in turtle lake wisconsin and saw playworlds cliffhanger going west, probably to the minnesota state fair
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#3 Posted : Sunday, August 23, 2009 1:08:05 PM(UTC)
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Nothing from us, all of our equipment that is going is still up and operating today here in Armada, Michigan, and will not head to Minnesota until after teardown tonight.
"Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first." -- Mark Twain
Offline JustinJames  
#4 Posted : Monday, August 24, 2009 10:21:07 PM(UTC)
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Nothing from us, all of our equipment that is going is still up and operating today here in Armada, Michigan, and will not head to Minnesota until after teardown tonight.



And damn what a sweet teardown the rides had!!! Big ben was down before daylight. Skywheel in 3 hours. Bobs in 3 and a half!!! They should be pulling in tonight sometime if they haven't already.
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#5 Posted : Tuesday, August 25, 2009 12:56:03 AM(UTC)
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Nothing from us, all of our equipment that is going is still up and operating today here in Armada, Michigan, and will not head to Minnesota until after teardown tonight.



And damn what a sweet teardown the rides had!!! Big ben was down before daylight. Skywheel in 3 hours. Bobs in 3 and a half!!! They should be pulling in tonight sometime if they haven't already.



Did they end up cutting through Chicago en route to MN?
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#6 Posted : Tuesday, August 25, 2009 3:18:11 AM(UTC)
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Nothing from us, all of our equipment that is going is still up and operating today here in Armada, Michigan, and will not head to Minnesota until after teardown tonight.



And damn what a sweet teardown the rides had!!! Big ben was down before daylight. Skywheel in 3 hours. Bobs in 3 and a half!!! They should be pulling in tonight sometime if they haven't already.



Did they end up cutting through Chicago en route to MN?

No, through the Upper Peninsula of Michigan then over.
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Offline Ted  
#7 Posted : Tuesday, August 25, 2009 11:31:44 AM(UTC)
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Gotta love Minnesota Fair time, Ive seen so much stuff come by me over the years. Last year I passed Jane's center load of the Space Roller on 90 near edgerton wi, and two days ago I passed a fleet of Netterfields going through Chicago on their way up!
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#8 Posted : Tuesday, August 25, 2009 11:46:36 AM(UTC)
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Skywheel down in 3 hrs? Really?
All Skywheels should be yeller.
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#9 Posted : Wednesday, August 26, 2009 12:08:13 AM(UTC)
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Skywheel down in 3 hrs? Really?

Yes big dave moves it very well!Wink
Offline JustinJames  
#10 Posted : Wednesday, August 26, 2009 12:08:39 AM(UTC)
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Skywheel down in 3 hrs? Really?



Yes really, that's been close to average all year now. 3-4 hours teardown weekly. Heck, it almost beat me down with the Fury once or twice... close but I won by a nose!!! LOL
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#11 Posted : Wednesday, August 26, 2009 6:07:39 AM(UTC)
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Skywheel down in 3 hrs? Really?



Yes really, that's been close to average all year now. 3-4 hours teardown weekly. Heck, it almost beat me down with the Fury once or twice... close but I won by a nose!!! LOL


How many people on it?
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Offline JustinJames  
#12 Posted : Wednesday, August 26, 2009 8:15:27 AM(UTC)
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Sunday night they had 4 people... Matt McD, Lou and I helped with the unspoking but other than that it was 4 guys the rest of it.
Offline Geneo55  
#13 Posted : Wednesday, August 26, 2009 11:24:23 AM(UTC)
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I spotted two loads of donikers this morning but they were headed east towards DC.
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#14 Posted : Wednesday, August 26, 2009 11:50:08 AM(UTC)
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Yesterday we were headed east on Highway 29 between 2 and 2:30 in the afternoon. At the truck stop in Edgar, WI we passed a racked carnival ride parked by the fuel pumps. Looked like the tractor was getting fuel.


What gave it away? The Nozzle in the Fuel Tank???? lol
Offline Tre in GA  
#15 Posted : Wednesday, August 26, 2009 1:37:10 PM(UTC)
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Yesterday we were headed east on Highway 29 between 2 and 2:30 in the afternoon. At the truck stop in Edgar, WI we passed a racked carnival ride parked by the fuel pumps. Looked like the tractor was getting fuel.


What gave it away? The Nozzle in the Fuel Tank???? lol


Heh... good one.
On a serious note how long does it take to get Big Ben up and down?
are those drop tower rides hard to move.........
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