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I was watching Modern Marvels: Logging Tech last night and caught a glimpse of this.  It may be the coolest machine to ever to hit the logging industry since Babe the Blue Ox — a six-legged walking harvester.  This thing actually steps around obstacles and causes virtually no damage to the forest floor when compared to a tracked or wheeled vehicle. 

Parker technologies and the logging industry recognize that the logging methods of old needed some modernization to be both safer for loggers and more environmentally friendly. But a 14-foot-tall, forest-walking mechanical ant that can fell and de-limb 700 trees in an 8 hour shift is just too cool not to build — or mention here on Toolmonger.  Seriously, this thing makes me want to be a logger, and I hate mowing my own grass.

Walking Harvester [Parker Technologies]


4 Responses to Finds: Walking Harvester

  1. El Payo says:

    Straight out of Beetlejuice.

  2. kythri says:

    Straight out of Beetlejuice? Straight out of BattleTech!

    Go, ForestryMech, go!

  3. Kelly Walker says:

    Never thought I’d see a BattleTech reference on this site, that’s awesome kythri!

  4. Sean O'Hara says:

    Couldn’t have said it better myself.

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