If you check out the links on this web site, you can see the iterations between 2004 and 2009. We really beefed up for the 2009 WCPCA event. Our machine came off the ground and up on the trailer. Our arm was extended from 13 feet to 16 feet. The
vertical supports went from 16 feet to 24 feet above the ground, although the drop is only 12 feet down to the wheel rails. The pivot between the arm and weight bar was strengthened so we could handle 2000 pounds. We launched our 8 Nov pumpkin with about 2250 pounds, and to be honest, we all paid homage to the great pumpkin, had our fingers crossed and hoped we wouldn’t break the machine. Getting in three throws that didn’t break anything was a great success for us regardless of the distance. We owe a lot of thanks to the guys at the Dayton Ohio 1st Street Recycling Steel Yard.
Most of the metal in our machines came from there, and they always give us good deals and provide a lot of support.
Pusch, Rich, Aaron, Rich, Tim, Steve, Pat, Don, Ken