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dave C.

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  1. 2007 Manitex SC62 on 2007 Ford F750 Dave 217-254-0029 2 man bucket with remote controls Bucket jib w/500lb. capacity Torch and welding cables at bucket 120v receptacle at bucket Tube box behind cab Torch and hose utility box 2- under bed storage and tool boxes 2007 Ford F750 with Cummins engine (98,800 miles) 2017: New Transmission (Allison automatic) w/warranty 2017: New main pump on Crane. 2017: New Rear end and Brakes Jan. 2018: New water pump Numerous other repairs documented, a number of hoses replaced. Complete service file Call Dave 217-254-0029
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    It's on the tip of my tongue but....

    Eddie, Thanks for the correction! It was Watco where I bought some of their old equipment. Kolux was out of Kokomo, IN. and had the Shell account I believe. As you said, it's been a long time. The old CEO from Kolux went down to Jasper county in Illinois shortly after they went out of business and talked the county into backing him in setting up a production sign company. They were going to make all signs for Pepsi. Needless to say 6 months later I went to their auction and remember buying 150 brand new ballasts for 2.00 ea. as well as a brand new spray booth and a few other items.It is indeed a tough business. Dave
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    It's on the tip of my tongue but....

    It looks like an extrusion that was used by a company out of Shelbyville, TN. They are long gone now. Kolux I believe or something like that. they made a lot of gas station signs. I still have some equipment of there's that I bought in their closing sale in 1990. Including the form press that could have formed the radius on that retainer you have. I doubt you will ever match that extrusion unless you find an old sign that has it on it. Most of those extrusions were made just for that company and they owned the molds.
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    Can't fix stupid

    How many stupid people does it take to screw in a (l.e.d.)lightbulb? :-)
  6. Check out a great deal on a well maintained low mileage truck. Listed in the Sign syndicate's Classified! 2007 Manitex SC62 on 2007 Ford F750 Low mileage
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    Swing Sign Hanger Brackets

    Wow1 That use to be standard hardware that every supply company carried. I probably have some around still. Send me a pic if you haven't already found one and I'll see if I have them. There are a few different styles.
  8. I thought I would share our Parade entry, which, for the second year in a row won the "Grand Prize" award. It was a great time and really brought good will to our company from the community. If you have one of these in your area you should participate.With our industry knowledge and tools at our disposal, you will have a distinct advantage. And everyone loves a Parade....:-)
  9. Thanks Gary! It was worth the effort!
  10. Has anybody else participated in a Christmas Night Parade? It seemed a natural for us as a sign and lighting company. We took first place last year with this entry. It was some of the best publicity we have ever gotten. This years parade is Friday. I'll let you know how we do. We took overhead shots with our Drone....
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    Christmas Night Parades

    Thanks Paul. As I mentioned it was some of the best PR we've had. In fact some of our drone pictures were used by the city on their Christmas card last year and they have asked us to take some more "official" shots this year for them. Also made the front page of the paper. It was all 120 volt. the sign on the back was a Nativity picture with lights forming a pyramid up to a star. In addition it gets your employees motivated to be part of such an effort. We kind of took everybody by surprise last year and I think this year we are going to see a lot more entries step up big time. We shall see!
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    Christmas Night Parades

    It was a lot of fun and really not to cold as I recall. Tomorrow night it's suppose to be around 40 degrees. Perfect weather for a Christmas parade...:-)
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    Recycled plastic

    That's unfortunate there are no good recycling options. This stuff truly will lay in a dump for a hundred years and not degrade.
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    Recycled plastic

    I would be interested in knowing what others are doing with their old plastic faces and scraps. Any good recycling operations you know of that take whole faces as is? I have had companies bring a shipping container to my place and I've filled and it was sent to China for recycling, but that is very hard work loading by hand and they don't want to leave it for more than a day or two. Usually about 25,000# will fill it. They will pay you for it but price is going way down.
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    New Elliott Crane

    A beautiful machine! Alas, all us sign companies can do is dream of such. Utilities are the only ones who could afford such a beauty! Vegas and Times Square possible exceptions.
  16. That was hilarious! Enjoyed the laugh track and music too!
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    Jet Lite Neon

    Ran across this unit at a local neon shop. It brought back memories. It's from the Jet Lite Corporation, Highland, IL. Now out of Business. My Father helped set up their first neon plant to make these around 68-69. Later on the units where coiled in Highland and we would transport them to our neon shop where my Dad made the final bends (the only steps that really required a proficient tube bender) and then pump the units (which was my job). When I was 15 I literally pumped hundreds and hundreds of these. Obviously they were the precursor to the coiled fluorescent bulb. These just never caught on big. Used mainly as outdoor lighting. Fixture was large because of transformer. If I find a picture of them I will send it along. Most of the units where white or blue. Very few red ones where made.
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    Jet Lite Neon

    Here is a couple pictures of complete unit. Just purchased on eBay that was new in box. Only one I could find.
  19. The Crane Center Mansfield OH. are well versed in the skyhoists also. Contact Us phone number 800.837.0533 419.522.3737 Send Email Now... D address - map... Mail: P.O.Box 907 Shipments: 395 Plainview Ave. Mansfield,OH 4490
  20. Pretty impressive display last night. Looks to be all real. Must of been quite a task to get it all setup, wired, no breakage or buzzing in just a matter of minutes. Probably from some prop company that services TV, Movies, Etc.?? Anybody know?