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#1 mjodrey OFFLINE  

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Posted March 06, 2010 - 05:06 PM

There is some engineering here.



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Posted March 06, 2010 - 05:49 PM

Not very practical, but impressive and there is a lot of engineering ingenuity that went in to building that thing. looks like it may be a bumpy ride though.

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Posted March 06, 2010 - 07:59 PM

Not very practical, but impressive and there is a lot of engineering ingenuity that went in to building that thing. looks like it may be a bumpy ride though.


This one moves pretty fast, compared to others I've seen.

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Posted March 06, 2010 - 09:51 PM

This one moves pretty fast, compared to others I've seen.


You've seen OTHERS, why would some one build something like this

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Posted March 06, 2010 - 09:55 PM

I saw one that was built for logging, etc that was HUGE. It was said to have been built so as not to disturb the environment like tracked vehicles......practical...NO!

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Posted March 07, 2010 - 11:54 AM

You've seen OTHERS, why would some one build something like this


I guess, at least for the small machines, it would just be a novelty thing... got to admit it would take a lot to figure out the hydraulic movements on that thing! One of the other tractor forum sites had a video of an old one. It was slow and wobbled worse than this one. I think the movements, on it, were all done mechanically. I've seen pictures of some of the logging ones olcowhand spoke of. They also have machines that "walk"... the big drag lines/shovels in the coal mining industry... but those things are huge and move really slow!

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Posted March 07, 2010 - 03:24 PM

One of the other tractor forum sites had a video of an old one. It was slow and wobbled worse than this one. I think the movements, on it, were all done mechanically.




Yeah, if it is the one I think you are talking about.I put that on there.

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Posted March 08, 2010 - 09:44 AM

I guess, at least for the small machines, it would just be a novelty thing... got to admit it would take a lot to figure out the hydraulic movements on that thing! One of the other tractor forum sites had a video of an old one. It was slow and wobbled worse than this one. I think the movements, on it, were all done mechanically. I've seen pictures of some of the logging ones olcowhand spoke of. They also have machines that "walk"... the big drag lines/shovels in the coal mining industry... but those things are huge and move really slow!


I still have no idea why someone would make a giant crab, but I know it's just me, I don't even know why I do the things I do

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Posted March 08, 2010 - 11:45 AM

If you do a search for "walking tractor", on You Tube, you can view a John Deere ''walker" on there. It may be the one that olcowhand was referring to... you can tell it has some JD dollars in the design!!!
The worst thing about looking at these videos, is that they remind me of spiders... and I HATE them things!!! :blush2:

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Posted March 09, 2010 - 05:36 AM

If you do a search for "walking tractor", on You Tube, you can view a John Deere ''walker" on there. It may be the one that olcowhand was referring to... you can tell it has some JD dollars in the design!!!
The worst thing about looking at these videos, is that they remind me of spiders... and I HATE them things!!! :blush2:




Are you talking about the one in the woods,I not sure that one is real.

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Posted March 09, 2010 - 06:24 AM

I never thought about it not being a real vehicle. I went back and viewed the video, again, along with some others. I don't know, it looks real to me, but maybe I'm wrong. They can do some mighty fine "foolery imaging" these days!




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