Yesterday friends came to play on a hot windy day, and it just so happened that we had some out of the ordinary entertainment thanks to the work that’s happening to get B1’s corn dryer up and running.
First we watched the crane load an old anhydrous tank onto the semi. That happened just a block away from our house. Then a couple hours later we went to the bins to watch the crane lift the top parts of the leg (what the corn will use to get in and out of the dryer) over the top of the tower at the bins.
The size of that hook…
Brad drove this beast to the bins.
I guess the dryer needs more propane than the typical size of propane tank can offer. This massive thing is begging for a mural.
Brad using a rope to pull a bucket of tools up to the guys at the top.
This is the first of four large pieces the crane lifted to the top. B1 and Brad got the leg to this point using a wench to lift the pieces but couldn’t get any farther due to the platform.
See B1 up there? He and two others were up there working for over seven hours! This also shows the dryer and you can sort of see the leg inside the tower.
Another picture for size reference. You can also see the dryer. It’s the smaller looking bin between closest to the crane.