09/12/08 95 W, 1 I - + 9 - 16 Komatsu Demining Machine


For your Friday curiosity, here's an interesting marriage of heavy equipment and humanitarian purpose. This is the Komatsu D85MS-15 Demining machine, a bulldozer-based device capable of clearing some 500 square meters an hour. That's many times the speed of manual anti-personnel land mine removal. The remote-controlled machine uses a base bulldozer chassis weighing some 27 tons. It's been field-tested in Cambodia and Afghanistan. Read all about it. And how did this mega-machine catch this blogger's attention? A wee-sized version is being added to the regular range of Tomica die-cast cars.
 


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