Step 1 in cleaning grain, any kind of grain, from wheat to peas: get a grain cleaner.
That was our big project of the day. The seed cleaner we told you about a few weeks ago (Never Enough Space, 10 August 2011
), that was originally in Sunset Seed, has now made its way to the Museum. This is not as easy as it sounds; the cleaner weighs about 2,500 pounds, according to Ted Heal. Here's how we did it:
First, borrow a big forklift and Travis the forklift driver from Wynndel Box and Lumber
, lift the grain cleaner, and put it on the back of Greg's truck, with the loan of some slings from Kevin at Across the Board Creations
and some help from Ray C.
Then drive (slowly and carefully, of course) into Creston. We got some very curious stares on the way.
Then, borrow another forklift and Kevin the yard guy from Home Building Centre
to unload the seed cleaner at the Museum and move it into the brand new section of the ods, where we store and display big things like this. Hold your breath as the forklift just barely makes it under the eaves, then drive it down the length of the shed. Put the grain cleaner down and...
Stand back and admire it in position.
Thanks to everyone who helped make this happen! Also thanks to the ThunderCats for being willing to help - even though your schedule didn't work out for this move, we appreciate the thought. And we have more equipment to move in here, so if you still want that workout...