Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Auction Watch: 1984 Rockwell Straddle Lift Carrier System

Check out this giant moving crane contraption, a 1984 Rockwell Straddle Lift Carrier System bidding for $1,259 on gsauctions.gov located at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.


  1. For anyone inclined to bid, please note:

    > Held together by large hardware/bolts (standard backyard mechanic type
    > tools will not suffice)

    So don't show up with that Home Depot pipe wrench and five feet of cheater pipe to try to get the nut off that three-inch bolt, got it?

  2. Y'know, I'd bet if you put some extra winching apparatus on this thing, you could have a couple elevating four-car parking decks side-by-side...just park it in your driveway, load 'em up, and raise 'em ten feet.

    Maybe the sheer curiosity of it might placate the neighbors for a while.

  3. The only thing that comes to mind is

    "Yo MaMa is so fat................"

  4. Given the location, I'd be surprised if a marina/shipyard doesn't buy it.


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