02/18/13 81 W - + 1 - 3 Komatsu D155 W Amphibious Bulldozer


Here's an interesting piece of specialized heavy equipment. YouTube video of two amphibious bulldozers in Japan. Notes this news article, the remote-control machines were developed by Komatsu in 1971. They could operate in water up to seven meters deep. Production ended in 1993, due to limited demand. Only a handful are still operating today. Pretty interesting. There's even a scale die-cast model of the thing that exists. You find that on eBay from time to time.
 
 




I’m still not sure I understand how you know what it’s doing when you can’t see it, even when it is remotely controlled :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pZknjduF..

And I’d hate to be the one driving it and get it stuck in the mud ….
Paul - 02/19/13 - 17:44



  
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