DELIVERY & INSTALLATION
The Fearless Men in Maroon Crew
Yes that's right, these guys are delivering a 30,000 pound Chilean Wine Palm on a horse drawn buggy. Gosh we have it easy these days. I wonder if a modern day state of the art "8 horse power" engine could tow this tree? Of course not! Who came up with that preposterous horsepower equation? BTW, anyone who prints this image out and brings it into the nursery with the dog circled in pen gets five percent off their next order (max discount $100).
OH YEAH, AND WE CAN INSTALL ANY PLANT WE SELL, ASK ABOUT OUR CRANE SERVICE
Did I ever mention my great, great grandfather was 1/4 peacock?
Check out the Amazing Transformation of our Favorite Delivery Truck, Big Red- THE SEXIEST TRUCK EVER
Red Bull did not always look as glamourous as he does now. Check out his dramatic transformation below
And a Salute to Those Who Came Before Them
Naturally, there is a great story surrounding the aquisition of our dearest "Red Bull." Gary was searching the internet relentlessly for the perfect crane truck to fill a plethora of needs. Eventually, he came across a truck/crane combo that sounded suitable. The only drawback was that it was in Chicago. Never one to be thwarted by circumstance, Gary contacted the owner, made a sweet deal, and bought a one way ticket to Chicago. This is where it gets good.
The seller agreed to pick Gary up from Chicago O'Hare. So within 1 hour of finding the truck on the internet, Gary hopped on Bart and headed to SFO to jump a red eye to Chicago. It was a warm balmy late Fall night in SF at 70 degrees. Gary donned his normal "uniform" which is shorts and a t-shirt.
He then stepped off of the plane in Chicago and was met by 12 degree weather where he had to stand OUTSIDE and wait 45 minutes for the seller to HOPEFULLY pick him up. At this point he realized that he did not even know what the guy picking him up looked like. Worse yet, the buyer was not answering his phone. Gary finally got through to him and the seller told Gary, sorry, he had sold the truck to someone else willing to pay more money.
"Just Kidding!" What a bad joke that was. They did eventually find one another (just before hypothermia set in) and the truck was just what Gary had hoped it would be. He then began the long drive across the country, Ice Road Trucker style: surviving a blizzard in Wyoming and a lengthy discussion with a state trooper about why he made a u-turn through the ditch in the middle of the interstate (because he was really low on fuel and had realized there was NO "gas stop" or exit for the next 40 miles).
But despite all the challenges of the 2500 mile trip, Gary made it back to the Bay with the faithful spirit of the Bull Dog Mack Mascot Hood ornament defiantly leading the way.
So when you invarioubly see Gary and Big Red rolling down the road with a tropical jungle hanging out the back, give him a honk and a wave and he'll surely return the favor!
AND OCCASIONALLY WHEN OUR TRUCKS BREAK DOWN,
WE JUST USE OUR HORSES