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See It...Shoot It...Post It!! Greetings to all from Palestine Texas! I will try to upload quality photos for everyone to experience.

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L! Nice capture of the B-52!! It really does deserve its nickname "flying fortress"! Thanks for sharing. You have a great gallery:). Best wishes from Soyvind1982

Great view of the desert landscape,with majestic tops in the background! Like. Greetings Soyvind1982

L!! Magic orange glow! A truly stunning sunset! Greetings Soyvind1982

That`s good flying!!! Well captured:). Like. Best regards Soyvind1982

Bella cattura Laurel! lk47+F32. Cordiali saluti dall'isola della Sardegna! Gianfranco

LIKE ! Greetings from Ukraine! Yuri.

How odd! Thanks for the term "gin pole," I heard my dad use that several times referring to antenna construction (wish I'd written all that stuff down when he was alive!). Around the year that Jeep (if that's what it is) was made, logging was the ONLY thing going on around here. I remember watching a Skagit log loader when I was a kid. The above machine made me think of that. However, the rig doesn't swivel - neither the vehicle nor the poles - unless the grass covers up some mechanism I didn't see. It's definitely on tires. So, I couldn't figure out how that would work. Besides, it isn't nearly tall enough for that use.

Oh, wait a minute, look at the lower right on this picture of a 1953 Skagit. Maybe the above machine is missing a part - what my dad used to call the boom - in front. But, the Jeep wouldn't be heavy enough for all that, would it?

I just thought of another possibility. Since I'm pretty sure this was originally a military item, it could have been custom-built for a specific military purpose then bought as surplus later by a private citizen. Who knows how many owners it would have had. Maybe even used to lift bales of hay.

glad you like it, Gniedy :)

cheers, michael

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