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Posted September 30, 2012 - 07:55 AM

Another youtube find. I beleive these are russian military vehicles designed for digging defensive positions. The wheeled one is for trenches or just a great big ditch witch. The tracked vehicle is for digging berms for tanks, i think. Defensive tank tactics is to hide behind a berm or down in one, advance up and over just enough to fire then back down where you are harder to see and hit.


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Posted September 30, 2012 - 08:11 AM

Cool! Amazing stuff, and here we thought a plow was tough to pull...lol!

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Posted September 30, 2012 - 08:37 AM

Cool stuff! The berm can help the tank 'lob' shells a bit further, too.

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Posted September 30, 2012 - 09:29 AM

Now this is a BIG garden tiller!

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Posted September 30, 2012 - 10:23 AM

I can't view it because EMI has blocked it for copyright reasons? !!!

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Posted September 30, 2012 - 10:46 AM

Those were impressive machines indeed. I wonder how they would do on rocky soil?

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Posted September 30, 2012 - 06:22 PM

That is neat. Would be nice to dig a trench to put in water and electricity to the shop I want to build. Could put an escape tunnel in while I was at it.

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Posted September 30, 2012 - 08:47 PM

The wheeled version in the video is based on a Kirovets ag tractor. They were sold in the U.S. as Belarus tractors in the 70's-90's.

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Posted September 30, 2012 - 09:07 PM

I can't view it because EMI has blocked it for copyright reasons? !!!


Ditto. And who the heck is EMI?

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Posted September 30, 2012 - 09:51 PM

I'd rather invest in technology that lets us fight wars from hundreds of miles away, thank you. It's been working well for us lately. Keeps more of our boys alive.

Though I just got done putting in one of those underground radio fences for the dogs... This certainly would have made easier work of it than this sissy edger I used.

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Posted October 01, 2012 - 04:29 AM

I believe both those pieces of equipment are a bit large for my yard! Would be cool to have on a bit of acreage, though!

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Posted October 01, 2012 - 05:01 AM

Ditto. And who the heck is EMI?


A big corporate bully!

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