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Old August 18th, 2009, 12:28 PM   #1
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I think this is a pretty slick idea. Please discuss.
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Old August 18th, 2009, 12:35 PM   #2
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how do you turn?

Seems like the rollers would start slipping when they get wet/muddy
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Old August 18th, 2009, 12:42 PM   #3
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cool you can put a bucket loader on it!

cutting brakes will turn it

unless there is a lsd or detroit locker in the work truck
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Old August 18th, 2009, 12:45 PM   #4
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thinking that you must have to force the truck tires down onto the rollers with some chain binders etc. or I would think that they would slip easily.
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exactly what i was thinking. maybe they have individual brakes for each track or somethin
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Old August 18th, 2009, 01:08 PM   #6
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Old August 18th, 2009, 01:08 PM   #7
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neat. looks like it works pretty good.
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Old August 18th, 2009, 01:20 PM   #8
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Looks like the rear wheels are spinning as if the trans was in reverse.

Is a trans rated for reversing like that?
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Old August 18th, 2009, 01:25 PM   #9
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The wheels turn a hydro pump that puts power to the tracks. There are dual joysticks in the cab to control it. I think the wheels are in drive it's just the camera.
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great idea, too bad it looks like a truck on a trailer.
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Old August 18th, 2009, 05:00 PM   #11
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great idea, too bad it looks like a truck on a trailer.
Yeah, it looks goofy but if you had a fleet of specialized utility vehicles that all needed to access a swampy area it would save you some serious coin.....assuming it's not crazy wicked expensive.
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Yeah, it looks goofy but if you had a fleet of specialized utility vehicles that all needed to access a swampy area it would save you some serious coin.....assuming it's not crazy wicked expensive.
yeah definitely.
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Yeah, it looks goofy but if you had a fleet of specialized utility vehicles that all needed to access a swampy area it would save you some serious coin.....assuming it's not crazy wicked expensive.
But I bet it is. Wouldnt doubt a $20,000 price tag on something like that.
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Old August 18th, 2009, 05:14 PM   #14
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pretty neat for sure
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seems pretty cool, would be good for a utility company
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But I bet it is. Wouldnt doubt a $20,000 price tag on something like that.
20K? I think you doubt the power of this economy. I would say that's easily worth 30-40K
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Pretty cool but no way could it be a direct drive. I was thinking if it got stuck your really screwed. Not only are you stuck but you on a trailer thats 3 feet under water.
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seams odd to me...

If you need that thing then just build a purpose built swamp rig.

Plus it would be funny ans h3ll if the water suddenly dropped to about 12 feet deep.
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seams odd to me...

If you need that thing then just build a purpose built swamp rig.

Plus it would be funny ans h3ll if the water suddenly dropped to about 12 feet deep.
How much do you think it would cost to build a rig that capable for a backhoe, a cherrypicker, an F-450 service truck, and whatever other vehicles are on X companies fleet? Then you would also have to have a trailer to tow said swamp rigs.
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