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Old 03-14-2020, 04:26 AM
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It's a mechanical T Rex.. Can't you see the stubby little arms?

It's cool that's what it is.
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Old 03-14-2020, 08:57 PM
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Wow, I hadn't seen the stubby t-rex arms until you mentioned it!
(Now i kinda want to paint eyes and mouth full of teeth)

There's a wheel on the side that rocks the t-rex arms around to adjust the bucket lift frame between transport position and set dig depths.
The discharge chute was gone. The swivel chute adjusting wheel is gone, like most of them were. It'd be cool to remake the wheel, then add some model ship pulleys hanging from the old string guide.

After i find out how it works in dirt or crumb rubber it may need adapted for a gearmotor to be hidden inside the engine case. I don't think the tracks are very well suited to being powered so that it could actually push into and eat the dirt piles on its own, like the real ones. It'd probably be easier to set it up stationary, and feed it with a bulldozer or something.

I think the later model Doepkey #2013 Barber-Greene Bucket Loader that's mounted on a Tractor and has an output conveyer going over the top would be likely easier to make fully RC, but i'm probably going to make toy-collectors cry already with just this one!
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Old 03-15-2020, 01:50 AM
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The kids would love it if you went wild with the T Rex theme.... Let the collectors cry, they've got enough in their quarantine stash already. Haha

The functional stationary version would still be cool and it give you or a friend the fun of loading it up while you truck it away.
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I know at the meets and shows we always have Excavators and Wheelloaders loading trucks, or maybe Bulldozers feeding Conveyors up to a Hopper that can load trucks...

I think it's always interesting to look back at older ways of doing something.


Oh wow man, check out how loaded that gets.


Anyway, i figgure we should be good enough. This machine was made before safety, so we should be grandfathered in.

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Old 04-06-2020, 05:53 AM
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Ha! I love it. I want one, might have to make it myself though.

It loaded up pretty well I tell you hwat... I had the comical image run through my head like an old looney tunes, a line up of dancing ants all pushing wheelbarrows with the machine dumping a bucket in each before they danced off whistling as they went.... In black and white of course...
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...this was built before safety warnings so there is no sticker to say there aren't safety stickers. "Don't stupid". "No dumb here". "The entire thing is a crush point". "This WILL kill you, and it will hurt the entire time". ...
I'm laughing so hard, as they say on Top Gear, "A little wee just came out". Epic. Now I wanna see if I can find a custom sign place that's still open, and have "Don't stupid" made up for my workbench!

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Old 04-06-2020, 06:42 PM
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Heheh, with the individual buckets, it's a good analogy!

That's awesome! I may have misquoted some TopGear, and misquoted some of the safety signs from 'AvE' over on youtube...
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https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/AvEwerkz

Yes i have a Monkey crane operator, but atleast i do not have a Safety Goat on my jobsites. Safety is our Third priority.
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Third priority.... Right after lunch
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