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#1 mjodrey OFFLINE  

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Posted November 14, 2012 - 05:03 AM

Hey guys,check this out.


Edited by JDBrian, November 14, 2012 - 06:28 AM.

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Posted November 14, 2012 - 05:13 AM

man those things have popped up everywhere in NY over the past 2 years or so. They use them alot for reaching over guardrails and mowing the slopes behind them. Very cool technology, I think you should get one Maynard it would be a nice addition...... :bigrofl: :bigrofl: :bigrofl: :bigrofl:

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Posted November 14, 2012 - 06:07 AM

That is a great mower. What won't they think of next.

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Posted November 14, 2012 - 06:15 AM

Amazing what they can come up with but they cant pave roads the right way....

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Posted November 14, 2012 - 06:31 AM

That is pretty slick. We live on a back road and every few years they clean out the brush using an excavator with something similar but nastier, a hydraulic bushhog type attachment on the end of the boom where the bucket normally is. This thing will take down 3 or 4 " trees and they have to keep traffic back several hundred feet and sweep the road afterwards because debris is flying all over the place. It's really a scary thing to watch.

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Posted November 14, 2012 - 06:40 AM

That's some cool stuff. Lots of neat attachments!

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Posted November 14, 2012 - 07:32 AM

That's pretty cool. Especially the "around the post weed wacker". But I bet the guys that put the posts in don't like it.
It's a bit hard on the posts. That's some amazing hydraulics. No doubt, all computer controlled. That's scary.

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Posted November 14, 2012 - 07:42 AM

Impressive! We were discussing in my industry that technology is still behind and that to keep our costs down we need to incorporate more. Seeing this reminds me, anything can be done/built and bought if you have the money!
Thanks for sharing!
We currently are participating with a company that is making robots to space and jam our plants. It is basically one of the rumba vacuum cleaners/mowers on steroids. They came down and tested it this past summer. Was pretty impressive....perfect no......but they are getting it fine tuned so hope to see some ready to go prototypes soon. At a cost of $30.000 or so dollars.......still going to need a supervisor to make sure they are not stolen!! But would be pretty cool if you could close the gates at 5:00pm and when you come in the next morning, the terrace was spaced and ready to go, because the robot spaced them during the night......

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Posted November 14, 2012 - 07:49 AM

... every few years they clean out the brush using an excavator with something similar but nastier, a hydraulic bushhog type attachment on the end of the boom where the bucket normally is.


Have you ever seen the railroad's version. A giant weedwhip mounted on a rail car. It uses logging chain for the whip and takes down trees along the RR right of way.

The Illinois Tollway has been using a tractor mounted mower to reach behind guard rail for years, but this takes it to a whole other level. Thanks!

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Posted November 14, 2012 - 09:48 AM

That sure is a neat machine , thanks for posting it up. It bet I could wreck it in a heartbeat though :-)

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Posted November 14, 2012 - 10:58 AM

Marl, your so good, I bet you could trim around a roadway worker taking a nap!

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Posted November 14, 2012 - 11:08 AM

Have you ever seen the railroad's version. A giant weedwhip mounted on a rail car. It uses logging chain for the whip and takes down trees along the RR right of way.

The Illinois Tollway has been using a tractor mounted mower to reach behind guard rail for years, but this takes it to a whole other level. Thanks!


No' I've never seen that but it's probably pretty scary. I remember sitting at the front of a line of traffic by the flag man and you could see a cloud of dust and debris flying off the head as the operator used it to clean out the ditch. A lot of birch saplings, rocks and whatever else was in the ditch was pulverized and some of it ended up flying a considerable distance. That mower looks pretty slick as long as you have a good operator and smooth terrain to mow.

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Posted November 14, 2012 - 11:31 AM

That is a pretty cool machine. The first thing I thought about is the weed wacking around the post's. Around here they still use manual labor to trim around the guard rail, sign post's etc.

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Posted November 14, 2012 - 11:35 AM

Those are cool machines..



That sure is a neat machine , thanks for posting it up. It bet I could wreck it in a heartbeat though :-)


Yes.. yes you could wreck it fast.. faster then most..

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Posted November 14, 2012 - 12:11 PM

Around here they still use manual labor to trim around the guard rail, sign post's etc.


here they have a boom on the front of a truck that has nozzles that straddle the guardrail and spray round up, then there is guy in the cab with a high power sprayer and they spray around the signs from the shoulder never even getting out of the truck.




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