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Thursday, October 27, 2011 9:55:20 PM
What is taller; and has more capacity the Expo Wheel or the Giant Wheel? Thank you.
Matt C.
Thursday, October 27, 2011 9:58:11 PM
Century Wheel is taller and has more capacity. The old square expo wheel tubs only seat 2 (maybe 3 if you are small) adults while the Century seats 4 adults with ease.
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Thursday, October 27, 2011 10:18:59 PM
Thank you Matt for that very quick reply. Is the Century Wheel and the Giant Wheel the same thing? Thank you.
Skywheelrider
Friday, October 28, 2011 1:48:23 AM
Originally Posted by: Carnivalbuff 

Thank you Matt for that very quick reply. Is the Century Wheel and the Giant Wheel the same thing? Thank you.



By "Giant Wheel" do you mean the Chance version? If so, it's taller than the Century Wheel, at around ninety feet. Century Wheel, I believe without looking, is around sixty eight feet or so. A Mulligan Gondola Wheel (two trailer version) is eighty feet in height.
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Friday, October 28, 2011 9:16:42 AM
Chance Giant Wheel is 20 tubs at 4 to 6 people per tub

Chance Century Wheel is 15 tubs at, as Matt said, 4 per tub

So seating cap is quite different
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Friday, October 28, 2011 3:43:01 PM
I am not sure of the manufacturer. The Giant Wheel I am referring to is the one that Jolly Shows out of Maryland has. There is a picture of it on their web site. Thank you.
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Friday, October 28, 2011 5:41:14 PM
Originally Posted by: Carnivalbuff 

I am not sure of the manufacturer. The Giant Wheel I am referring to is the one that Jolly Shows out of Maryland has. There is a picture of it on their web site. Thank you.



Oh that's a Fabbri Gondola Wheel. Bluegrass Shows had one as well, and there is a show out west that has one, and Bruce Turpin (sp?) has/had one. It's 20 meters (66 feet) tall, 16 tubs, 64 passengers. Not listed under Fabbri anymore, it is on the Technical Park website though.
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Friday, October 28, 2011 8:46:36 PM
Then there are the Dutch Wheels that Strates, Reithoffer and RCS have, 24 tubs, 4-6 passengers each,approx 100' diameter.
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Saturday, October 29, 2011 3:11:30 PM
Yes, that is the one; manufactured by Fabbri. Are they taller and have more capacity than the Expo Wheel? Thank you for the information.
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Monday, October 31, 2011 3:06:08 AM
I think Strates' wheel is 108' (33m) high.
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Monday, October 31, 2011 6:19:11 PM
How does the Fabbri Giant Wheel compare to the Expo Wheel in regards to height and capacity?
chief
Monday, October 31, 2011 7:21:32 PM
what about the 1 trailer hi-lite wheel. i really like that wheel
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Monday, October 31, 2011 10:24:09 PM
Someone cover one tub in black and lay a wreath in one tub for our friend Pinetar
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