Good-Bye Big Blue
Posted on: August 21, 2020
Big Blue was sold to a commercial company in Alaska. This company is near Bethal, Alaska which is about 400 miles west of Anchorage. This company provides alternate energy sources to small Eskimo villages that are totally dependent on diesel fuel & generators. They are putting up 100 kw wind generators on 150’ towers. That’s half the capacity and size we have in Wisconsin. The Soucy track system will allow them to walk on the tundra when not completely frozen extending their construction season. The following pictures are big blue being loaded yesterday for shipment to Alaska, Trucked to Seattle ($5500), then by barge to Bethel ($12k-15k)! All freight paid by the purchasing company. Pictures will show the cab glass wrapped for protection during shipping. Replacement glass extremely difficult to come by in Alaska.
A Big Thank You to Bill Farmer & Bob Brown for coordinating all of this!