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#1 grnspot110 ONLINE  

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Posted June 10, 2013 - 05:06 PM

I just saw this on the evening TV news.  They said MODOT is one of the first States to try them.

 

http://www.kmbc.com/...4l/-/index.html

 

 

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Posted June 10, 2013 - 06:08 PM

That's cool.  But now your seat time would be in a recliner.   Rick


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Posted June 10, 2013 - 06:20 PM

That's cool.  But now your seat time would be in a recliner.   Rick

You could always sit on top of it and ride.


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Posted June 10, 2013 - 06:35 PM

Why is it that only governments buy these kind of things.


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Posted June 10, 2013 - 07:33 PM

I have remote control tractors.

Here is my remote control loader loading my remote control GT

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Here is the remote control GT dumping with the remote control dump cart dumping

 

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Here is the remote control GT spraying with the remote control sprayer!!

 

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The tough part was burying all those wires, as these are all wire guided vehicles!! The system was implemented prior to radio control.

 

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Posted June 10, 2013 - 08:17 PM

Nice setup CADplans> I like the trailer Do you have any pictures of frame work?

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Posted June 10, 2013 - 08:23 PM

Nice setup CADplans> I like the trailer Do you have any pictures of frame work?

larryd

 

That trailer was built out of JD GT shipping frames, unpainted steel enclosures that were just rectangular steel tube.

 

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Basically throw away material at the JD dealer.



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Posted June 10, 2013 - 09:42 PM

Why is it that only governments buy these kind of things.

Cause we individuals can't afford a $40,000 lawn mower!   :poke:

:wave:

 

A few years ago Missouri decided it costs too much to mow all of the right of ways so they now only mow one pass with a 15 foot batwing on the two lane roads.   I guess the good part is we'll all have shaded roads in just a couple more years!   :deadhorse:

Can't wait to see storms with wind if I last another 30 years.  One storm could shut down every paved road in the area.


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Posted June 11, 2013 - 05:04 AM

At that price of those things, I want to sell them ! Pretty neat idea as far safety goes !



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Posted June 11, 2013 - 09:44 AM

That makes a lot of sense!!  I wonder how many operators have been killed and or injured since states started mowing roadsides?

The price does not seem that high when you consider insurance cost, loss of manpower and litigation.

 

I had a friend who worked for DOT in Kansas City, Kansas, who lost an arm in a mowing accident and was later killed in a mowing accident.

 

Think of it this wa guys, in about 5-10 yrs these will be available at DOT Auctions.

 

Does Missouri mow all roadsides? Here in Iowa the Dot is not allowed to mow before July 5th, so they are not distrubnesting birds.

I have also noted that they mow much less due to budget constraints.


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Posted June 11, 2013 - 07:46 PM

Maybe INDOT will buy some and then mow along the highways....They don't do that any more......Not even the Interstate this year.



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Posted June 11, 2013 - 08:14 PM



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Posted June 11, 2013 - 08:30 PM

I work at a dam that is 2:1(every 2 feet forward you drop a foot), this machine would be rather nice. We have to mow it once per month, and if you factor in morning dew/mist, rain, other projects, and manpower, it would probably save tax payers over time. I think we paid about 65K for our current manned unit that requires alot of tlc. Its a scary moment riding that beast sideways down the embankment with only rip rap(very large rocks) to stop you.






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