Check this out; a machine with an insect like walk that won’t trash a forest. It can mine the wood from the trees. A tractorpede if you like. The parent company is John Deere so i assume its for real. But for some crazy futuristic visions for future innovations along these lines go here.
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Walking Forest Machine (via world changing)
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Scott Sanders says:
March 17, 2005 at 9:19 pm
It is for real. It was the showcase for the Modern Marvels “Lumber Tech” episode.
March 20, 2007 at 7:34 am
ive worked in logging most of my life and this is the most amzing logging machine ive seen,it would be great in our forests here in New Zealand,can i get a vidio or CD of it to shiow my work mates,keep up the good work,cant wait to have a go at operating this beast,