The dump truck and trailer are proving useful! The first trip for the Topkick under the auspices of It Vends Incorporated has been completed: a trek to Bremerton, hauling away an old pickup truck to be scrapped. It has been a long metaphorical journey to get this rig rolling, and there are more steps to take on this path (of course).Continue reading “Hauling”
It Vends Incorporated is a self-perpetuating holistic company for the benefit of its current and future participants. It was formally established in 2019 by Eugene Kashpureff and Hannah Green as a Profit Corporation in Vashon, Washington, United States of America, planet Earth. We offer a variety of products from our home gardens:
- Poultry: live or frozen ducks and chickens, eggs, feathers
- Plantings: lettuce, tomatoes, strawberries, squash, herbs.
- Services: project advice and labor, materiel delivery, community goodwill
The first incarnation of “It Vends” was a feature of a chat bot for a trading guild in an online MMORPG. Items could retrieved from a predefined list by the simple command: !vend. In 2011, popularity growth lead to the purchase of the itvends.com domain to provide a Web Interface, and a gradual expansion of the items list. Over several years, the idea has become a lifestyle brand, popular phrase, lifestyle, and mission for its creators.Continue reading “Serious Business”
Today, It Vends Incorporated began the process of acquiring a vehicle. It will primarily be used to move farm equipment, materials and products. Secondary uses may be able to generate income to offset the costs of upkeep – landscaping services, advertising space, material hauling, etc. Some facts:
- 1991 GMC Topkick C7000
- Caterpillar C3116, 6.6L Inline-6 210hp, front PTO hydraulic pump
- Allison AT643 Automatic transmission
- Gross Vehicle Weight 24,980lb
- 8,100lb + 19,000lb sprung axles
- Air brake system, 125psi
- Port tanks: 50-gallon diesel, hydraulic
- Starboard: battery & tool boxes
- 4+ yard dump bed, two-way tailgate, hydraulic crane
- Pintle trailer hitch, 2x hydraulic hookups
- Color: DuPont 7744. Popularly known as Key Lime Green.
I have always enjoyed building Things that do Stuff. As a kid, it was often a LEGO flying time machine pirate ship with secret helipad skyscraper base. As an adult, I still play with LEGO quite a bit. But this blog series is about my drinking hobby and programming problems. This is Made it Worse, where I take everyday code from others and do weird things for my own interests.