Kirby Family Farm

Project Info

  • Construction Date

    July 10, 2015

  • Category

    Theme Park

In 2011, Daryl and Tracy Kirby made the decision to purchase 174 acres of land in Williston, Florida with the intent to build an educational outreach organization called the Kirby Family Farm.  The vision was to erect an area where children of all ages could have a unique place to visit and learn about yesterday, while preparing themselves for the future. First, they rescued a historical locomotive that dates back to the late 1800’s. Lovingly restored by volunteers, that abandoned train is now the centerpiece of Kirby Family Farm giving rides to thousands of children and guests each year. As Kirby Family Farm develops, terminally ill children, special needs children, foster children as well as other at risk children continue to be a special focus of our organization.

How We Got Involved

When a local theme park in Atlanta was dismantling an older section of its park, Daryl was referred to Phoenix Crane to do the tandem lift of the 60,000lb.  “Galleon” Pirate Ship ride.  This project took over 10 hours from start to finish, with a 70 ton Linkbelt HTC86100 and a 40ton Terex T340-1XL.  Once the ship was dismantled, it was loaded onto a flatbed and transported to its new home in Williston, Florida.