11/10/09 48 W, 1 I - + 10 - 12 Mystery Machine

Here's a wicked looking piece of apparatus, found with a bit of general web surfing. What's this thing do? Specialized emergency vehicle? Some sort of construction equipment? Something else, altogether? (Say the last line in unison. You know, altogether.)

It is a Sakai ER500F road planer for removing damaged layer of pavement before resurfacing.
Wallace - 11/11/09 - 07:42

Here are some pictures from Japan, http://www.ogiken.co.jp/siryou/sessakuki.., and here’s the official product site, http://www.sakainet.co.jp/english/catalo..

Unlike the planers that you’ve seen parked around Wade Avenue for that resurfacing project, the ER551F has pneumatic tires, so the thing can be driven versus transported to job sites, albeit with a top speed of 15.5 mph.
Legeros - 11/11/09 - 08:21

Thanks, I tried to find the exact site without success.
Wallace - 11/11/09 - 08:40

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