Stars Wars logging machine?
mhagen at nospamolympus.net
Fri Dec 13 12:09:11 EST 2002
Larry Harrell wrote:
> I just got a pic and a very short video clip of a new feller buncher
> which has no wheels. It looks like a bug with six legs and a boom arm.
> It also looks like it can handle steeper ground with no damage to
> soils. This machine looks rather slow but is really cool to look at. I
> don't think it has as many uses as a standard cut-to-length processor
> and how would you get the logs off of that steeper ground?
> I can email anyone a pic but the video is too dang huge for me to send
> over the Internet.
Is this an old machine or a new one? We had a Spider working in this
area about twenty years ago. The description fits. It's basically a
back hoe frame and engine, with hydraulic legs and a cutting tool on an
arm. Very interesting to watch work on a steep slope. The actual name
was a "something" Superhoe. Made in Norway. The same rig was converted
afterward to a backhoe with thumb, two legs and drop down wheels, and
used for in-stream restoration jobs. It's in Grays Harbor county now.
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