11 August 2009

"Pretty" is way overrated

Meet "Frankenhoe"...

I broke ground with it on the May long weekend. Rolled it over the second day I used it, and was very glad I had built a cab for it.

Not a problem with the machine you understand, only the operator who had never used hydraulics before, and on a hill no less.
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11 comments:

Anonymous said...

That is very (very) cool - did you fabricate the entire machine, and err, ah - can I borrow it next weekend? :)

Barry6176

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Neo Conservative said...

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and once again... canadian cesspool's little trolls attempt to disrupt the comment thread.

dishonest and thick as a brick.

please, please, please... just drop another dozen forged, silly-ass trolls in here... elucidating how utterly unimportant i am in your life.

-- deleted, yet again --

anyway, back to barry.

sorry... this is a guy in the u.k. - but he does refer to a couple of people here in canada who have built their own machines.

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Neo Conservative said...

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poor little troll... deleted, yet again.

dishonest and cowardly.

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langmann said...

Any normal red blooded male is extremely impressed by this digger.

What amazes me is that he built this thing apparently without the use of any measuring instruments. It looks perfect.

Neo Conservative said...

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"langmann says... Any normal red blooded male"

funny you should say that... let's climb aboard the 'wayback machine'...

"I just spent three exhilarating hours out back in our woods, watching a Cat 955 break a rough logging road through a half kilometre of previously impenetrable bush. At the end of the run, heading back to the house for beers, it felt like we'd won some sort of battle."

"My wife thinks I may be mildly retarded. I say, 'Vive la difference'."

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Anonymous said...

I have operated many different types of heavy equipment in my years and have to admit a bulldozer is happiness.

Rob C

langmann said...

"Vive la difference"

That may be true but my little girl just had a major impact temper tantrum just the other day when we went by the toy section and she was denied the purchase of a Thomas the Tank Engine train set... ;)

Neo Conservative said...

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"langmann says... denied the purchase of a Thomas the Tank Engine train set"

you're a hard man.

i actually made a special trip to george's trains in toronto to reward neophyte's first dump in the potty.

you wanna get your daughter working on her eye-hand coordination, go get one of those peewee nerf footballs... endless hours of fun.

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langmann said...

I was going to get her the nerf chain gun (have you seen that thing fire a full belt of ammo?) but my wife talked me out of it. Instead she got a red rider trike.

Yeah I think I had one of those nerf footballs when I was a kid. I remember the thing could soak up a lot of water and then you could whip it at another kid and make him wish for his momma.