John Deer ...

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  1. latergator116 macrumors 68000

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    Now what if Awimoway encoutered one of these in his garage... ;) (reference to spider thread)

    Pretty neat though. It reminds me of something out of Spiderman.
     
  2. baby duck monge macrumors 68000

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    oh man! i want one of those so badly! it would make my walks to class much more interesting!
     
  3. Powerbook G5 macrumors 68040

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    Damn, a real life game of Battletech, anyone?
     
  4. idkew macrumors 68020

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    health insurance, too.
     
  5. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    Me too, that was my first thought.
     
  6. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    I would prefer the "cargo bot" from I think Alien....
     
  7. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040

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    Just to pick, John Deere is with 3 e's.

    I've seen claws like that on truck around here, useful for logging.
     
  8. wdlove macrumors P6

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    That is definitely not my father and grandfathers John Deer. Can remember them on the farm. That looks like a spider! :eek:
     
  9. idkew macrumors 68020

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    yes, most definitely a deerE.

    gotta love their brand. the green and yellow. quality merchandise. and, people who are not farmers or users of the brand still love Deere.
     
  10. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Wow! A whole lot different than the Johnny Popper! Cool!

    Sushi
     
  11. Koodauw macrumors 68040

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    Can anyone explain a real-life use for this thing?
     
  12. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    My educated guess is that it would be useful in foresting operations, where trucks with wheels would have a hard time.
     
  13. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040

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    it means you need fewer roads to log with. Fewer roads means less erosion. Less erosion means less environmental impact. Its a good thing. I am sure this beast has absolutely horrible mileage but that is probably saved in fuel spent making temporary roads.
     
  14. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Um, spider? More like an ant...

    But cool stuff and its quite maneuverable - probably complicated to control if you want to do more than go forward and reverse (3rd video).

    Now if they could just get the speed a little faster - damn cool stuff and I wonder if things like this will be part of human exploration on Mars and beyond....

    D
     
  15. ejb190 macrumors 65816

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    COOL!

    I can see all kind of uses for this thing. Put a backhoe on that platform and you could work on construction sites without building ramps and roads. This would be great for environmentally sensitive areas. Did you see the angle that thing is walking down? Let's improve the ground speed and you could have an awsome search and rescue vehicle.
     
  16. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    Actually i was also thinking of search and rescue possibilities. And this things speed is not an issue in that environment IMHO. Search and rescue generally requires slow going as to not cause further harm to the victims or the rescuers.
     
  17. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Great idea!

    As someone who has been involved in arial S&R operations, this would be a wonderful force multiplier.

    Sushi
     
  18. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    It depends on the situation!

    Ask those who have died while bleeding to death while waiting for S&R to arrive. In some cases, speed is critical. In others, the rescuers can take their time.

    I had a few critical MEDEVACS before. Worst was from a motorcycle accident. Lot's of blood. I didn't ask, but I am sure that he was glad that we flew him as fast as possible to the nearest hosptial that could take care of his needs and save his life.

    ...then again, pregnant women are always fun! :eek:

    Sushi
     
  19. Awimoway macrumors 65816

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    I would have to call the A Team. ;)
     
  20. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    I don't know how smooth a ride that thing would give a patient - look at how much the back end moves around. Evacuating someone with that thing might add additional trauma to the person :D

    D
     
  21. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Pretty awesome that it is as smooth as it is!

    Sushi
     
  22. Koodauw macrumors 68040

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    How so? ( I don't know anything about logging.) That thing doesn't look it has anything on it that would be used for logging. It looks like it is for transport means.

    And for search and rescue, wouldn't it be faster to just walk??
     
  23. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    Sorry i was thinking more in terms of an earthquake or something along those lines.
     
  24. idkew macrumors 68020

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    look around their site. it just does not have the logging implement installed at the moment.
     

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